Bio-Brrrrrrrrrr

Big news on the Dick Burr front.

WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. It's a win -- but a short-lived one -- for North Carolina Senator Richard Burr. After almost two years of debate, the Senate passed his bill to create an agency to fight bioterrorism and other biological threats. But Congress hopes to adjourn Friday, and that leaves little chance that the House will have time to act on the measure.

The bill calls for creating an agency within the Health and Human Services Department to oversee the development of medicine and equipment to respond to a bird flu pandemic or a bioterrorism attack. Burr has pushed the legislation almost since he arrived in Congress.

Two years of hard work (a couple of days a week) with his own party controlling both houses of Congress . . . and nuttin' to show for it? Seems kind of weird that a government-hating Republican is pushing so hard to create a whole new agency inside the monstrous Health and Human Services Department, but what do I know. Maybe Senator Burr will have better luck working with a Democratic Senate. He could hardly do worse.

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PS The junior Senator has a few things to say about today's Iraq Study Group report. Why he bothered to say them, though, is a-whole-nother question.

Comments

More bureaucracy.

This should be an interesting talking-point for us, that Richard Burr is reponsible for trying to create a new bureaucracy whose roles already exist.

CountryCrats - my thoughts, my blog.

Jesus Swept ticked me off. Too short. I loved the characters and then POOF it was over.
-me

And just who does he think will pay for all this?

Could it be that he wants to use MY HARD EARNED MONEY for all this bureaucratic bloating? Does he really think that the lazy ass administrators in Washington know better what should be done with MY MONEY than me? This is an outrage, blah blah blah.

..................... John Hood, Stagemanager at the John Locke Abomination

tax cuts.

the more you cut taxes, the more businesses make, the more you collect in taxes. Therefore, if we cut taxes to 0%, we should have plenty of money for this agency.

CountryCrats - my thoughts, my blog.

Jesus Swept ticked me off. Too short. I loved the characters and then POOF it was over.
-me