Shah: Republican budget cuts will kill 70,000 children

| Monday, April 11, 2011 | |
"Looks like Democrats are getting ready to dust off the old “baby killer” insult and try it out on Republican budget cutters. We haven’t really heard that one since the war in Vietnam was winding down, so we’d have to say it’s long overdue." - I Hate The Media

by Josh Rogin

As Congress struggles to negotiate a budget deal to keep the government running, the head of the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) told lawmakers Wednesday that the GOP version of the budget bill would result in the deaths of at least 70,000 children who depend on American food and health assistance around the world.

"We estimate, and I believe these are very conservative estimates, that H.R. 1 would lead to 70,000 kids dying," USAID Administrator Rajiv Shah testified before the House Appropriations State and Foreign Ops subcommittee.



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