It dawned on me last night that there was something very fishy about this whole swine flu panic. I woke up thinking about it this morning, so I took about 5 minutes on the CDC website and did a little research on the subject. What I found out was very enlightening.
Got about 5 minutes? The website is here: CDC Flu Cases
Basically, from December 30, 2007 through May 17, 2008 there were almost 40,000 cases of influenza confirmed (over 225,000 were tested) worldwide. Of that number, 407 were confirmed to be H1N1. I don't recall hearing anything about it at the time, do you?
Did you know that almost 4,000 people died from influenza during that time frame? The most vulnerable were the very young and the very old.
My question is this: Why all the panic now?
It slipped under the radar a bit, but true to form, Obama procured $1.5 billion in funding to track (yes, track) the swine flu. Why is that? Judging by the CDC website, they seem very well funded already. All kinds of graphs, statistics, more graphs and charts. They seem to have a lot of extra time on their hands.
Another curious event coinciding with this mass panic (perpetrated by our Fear-monger in Chief) was the confirmation of Kathleeen Sebelius as Health and Human Services Secretary. Formerly the Governor of Kansas, Sebelius has one of the most radical pro-abortion voting records (second only to Obama, of course) ever. Of course, it would not be an Obama nomination without a little tax trouble, and there was an issue of conflict regarding campaign donations she received from George "Tiller the Killer". Nice. Apparently, she "forgot" about $38,000 her campaign received from this monster. In the midst of a "pandemic", Sebelius was confirmed.
It is reminiscent of Geithner's confirmation (you know, the guy that failed to pay $58,000 in back taxes, but was the only one that understood TARP) as Treasury Secretary. Now, the very same man, Turbo Tax Tim is vowing to close tax loopholes for companies that operate overseas. Just so everyone pays their fair share, don't ya know.
Maybe Sebillius is the only one that understands swine flu.
I would pay very close attention to what's going on behind the scenes. Obama's budget has passed (adding $3.5 trillion) to our national debt, not counting interest. Cap and (tax) trade is next, along with (sociallized) universal healthcare, and the "Employee Free Choice Act".
Can I fill you in on the healthcare issue? The Senate Majority leader, Harry Reid has vowed to move forward in a "bipartisan manner" (read: Republicans, agree with us or we'll call you obstructionists). He did say, however that "reconcilliation" may be used if they could not pass the bill. Reconcilliation is a provision that allows legislation to pass with a simple majority, rather than the usual required 60 votes. Historically, the provision was used to reduce budget spending. My how things change.
I am starting to regret casting my vote for Obama.....