According to numerous reliable news reports, U.S. taxpayers will spend $2.6 Million to teach Chinese prostitutes to drink responsibly.
Is there anything the United States can not do? No, we can easily afford to cure all the woes of the whole world!!! YEA! Enter the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism, a department of the National Institutes of Health which has a $32 Billion annual budget.
Released on February 1, 2010, the President’s FY 2011 budget request to Congress included a total of $32.1 billion for NIH, representing a $1 billion increase or 3.2% over 2010. The request for NIAAA amounts to $474.6 million, a $12.5 million increase or 2.7% over 2010.
The NIAAA defends its existance this way: “The loss of an independent NIAAA will damage NIH’s initiative on improving global health.” (So, why isn’t the National Institute of Health renamed the International Institute of Health? Could it be that the taxpayers may begin a revolt if they realized how our “national programs” are spending our tax dollars as we plunge toward the brink of national bankruptcy?) Further: “NIAAA is a leader among NIH Institutes in conducting global health initiatives.” “Foreign countries that cannot afford” (China included?) an alcohol Institute have looked to NIAAA for guidance in setting policy on the use and abuse of alcohol. A decision to abolish NIAAA would send a message to the global community that the United States devalues the effort to coordinate research and policy related to alcohol, the fifth leading cause of global death and disability.
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Edwin Mora, “U.S. Will Pay $2.6 Million to Train Chinese Prostitutes to Drink Responsibly on the Job,” CNS News, May 12, 2009, at http://www.cnsnews.com/public/content/article.aspx?RsrcID=47976 (October 5, 2009).