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Senate continues its big government ways as it passes global AIDS bill

For Immediate Release. July 18, 2008 — On July 16, 2008, the US Senate passed by a 80 to 16 vote the Tom Lantos and Henry J. Hyde United States Global Leadership Against HIV/AIDS, Tuberculosis, and Malaria Reauthorization Act of 2008 (H.R. 5501). The measure more than triples funding to $50 billion to fight Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome (AIDS) and other diseases globally.

“The Senate does not care how much it burdens the American taxpayers with its outrageous spending habits as once more it passes another big government program that mortgages the economic future of this nation,” said Dr. Joel P. Rutkowski, president of the American Voice Institute of Public Policy.  “The dollar continues it decline, and the federal deficit escalates.  More Americans continue to lose their jobs, and the U.S. economy faces its worst bout of stagflation in almost 30 years.  Congress and the White House continue massive government spending programs that history demonstrates will cause the American economy to enter a recession and eventually a depression.  This pessimist view has already taken root in the present and soon will be this nation's future if Washington does not stop its borrowing and spending and reduce the size of the federal budget. The enemies of America gleefully look on as Washington does what America's global adversaries could not do – bring the U.S. down."

“If America spirals into economic chaos as a result of big government spending, this nation's national security soon will be at risk at an untimely period when it wages a war against Islamo-Fascism,” added Dr. Rutkowski.

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