Tuesday, April 28, 2009

Swine Flu

It seems kind of overkill, but Obama is requesting $1.5B to go combat the swine flu; on the other hand, nowadays it seems like pocket change when it comes to government spending. I know people are dying but there is no particular treatment of the flu other than managing its complications.

For those curious, $1.5B amounts to $10.88 T*Bux. Well worth it if it stops you from getting the flu, swine or otherwise, though I imagine, if approved, it will simply disappear into the public health care bureaucracy without tangible benefit.

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