BUSH HATES YOU AND DOESN'T CARE IF YOU DIE
... If enacted, the 2007 [Bush] budget would eliminate federal programs that support inner-city Indian health clinics, defibrillators in rural areas, an educational campaign about Alzheimer's disease, traumatic brain-injury centers, and a nationwide registry for Lou Gehrig's disease. It would cut close to $1 billion in health care grants to states and would kill the entire budget of the Christopher and Dana Reeve Paralysis Resource Center.
... that does not include proposed reductions in areas such as the Justice Department's "Safe Return" program, used to find [Alzheimer's] patients who go missing.
...After failing last year, the White House is again attempting to eliminate $99 million in preventive health services grants begun under President Ronald Reagan. In recent years, Texas used the money for a cardiovascular program, Mississippi bought child safety seats for poor mothers, Colorado discovered an E. coli outbreak, and New York identified the first cases of West Nile virus, said George E. Hardy Jr., executive director of the Association of State and Territorial Health Officials....
Mean-spirited in comparison to Reagan; that's Bush. And Christopher Reeve's widow, of course, campaigned for Kerry, so we know the decision to zero out the Reeve center is pure vindictiveness.