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U.S. Pledges Billions It Doesn't Have

The lamestream media told you:

WASHINGTON (AP) -- President Barack Obama announced a new initiative at the National Institutes of Health in pursuit of a cure for HIV, saying his administration is redirecting $100 million into the project to find a new generation of therapies...

Obama made the announcement Monday at a White House event marking World AIDS Day, which was Sunday -- and as health leaders and philanthropists gathered in Washington to determine how to replenish the major global health fund that combats AIDS and two of the world's other leading killers in low-income countries.

In other news, Kerry pledged $32.5 million, including up to $18 million for Vietnam that will include five fast patrol boats for its Coast Guard. With the new contribution, U.S. maritime security assistance to the region will exceed $156 million over the next two years, he said.

Kerry said the new assistance was not a "quickly conceived reaction to any events in the region" but rather a "gradual and deliberate expansion" of U.S. support as part of the Obama administration's broader decision to refocus attention on the Asia-Pacific.

The Uninvited Ombudsman notes however that:

Where does all this money come from? Isn't Congress supposed to be involved in things like this? Don't these "reporters" even ask about that, instead of just telling the public the money is flying out the door? Isn't the U.S. way beyond broke, hopelessly in debt? How is it we're giving away money like this? Do any Page Nine readers remember back to when a million dollars was, like, a lot of money? They are giving away amounts of money beyond any human capacity to understand how much money it is -- and we don't even have it. Someone needs to be fired, pronto, tonto. (That's not a race joke about Indians, it's a Spanish word, look it up.)


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