Black People : Gqay white people first, black and hispanic last in AIDS funding

Discussion in 'Black People Open Forum' started by dustyelbow, Oct 2, 2006.

  1. dustyelbow

    dustyelbow Well-Known Member MEMBER

    Oct 25, 2005
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    Since AIDS is now considered a 'black' disease, it's time to cut says government but a Clinton is on the watch.

    Sen. Clinton Blocks Cut To N.Y. State AIDS Funding

    Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton took the congressional fight over HIV/AIDS funding to the floor of the U.S. Senate Friday, seeking to prevent treatment dollars from leaving New York and other big states.

    With little time left before lawmakers leave Congress for a month of intense campaigning, the Senate is debating the $2.1 billion Ryan White CARE Act, which the House passed Thursday night.

    A handful of senators from New York and New Jersey are blocking the measure, which would cut about $100 million from New York. The Ryan White law funds the largest federal program specifically for people with HIV/AIDS.

    Once a big-city epidemic infecting mostly gay white men, the disease is now prevalent in the South and among blacks and Hispanics, and small state lawmakers argue a larger share of the money should be delivered to them.

    Clinton, D-N.Y., argued the way to help those patients is not to take funding away from other states like New York.

    "You want to take money away from my 100,000 people living with HIV/AIDS and give it to worthy people in other parts of the county because this administration and this Congress won't put more money into funding treatment programs for HIV and AIDS," said Clinton.

    She urged the two sides to forge a compromise, arguing the overall dollar value of the bill could be increased to prevent big states from losing money.

    The chief backer of the bill, Sen. Mike Enzi, criticized the small number of senators standing in the way.

    "New York and New Jersey are stealing the future of those with HIV," said Enzi, R-Wyo.

  2. Sefirot

    Sefirot Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    Mar 12, 2006
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    Chicago, IL/Atlanta, GA
    The only thing more ridiculous than the funding for the so-called "war on drugs" is the funding for the so-called "cure for AIDS."
    Within reason, the funding for the resolution to a problem should be directly proportional to the progress there of.
    At this point, multiple millions and now billions of dollars should equate to a cure...IF one were utilizing the funding to truly look for one.

    I say quit with the pacifying statement of "allocating funds" for the cause, and give us the blasted cure that everyone knows exists.