Now, whenever you hear “liberals” cry about budget cuts, that should probably raise a flag that there may not have been any actual cuts—and as is the case with CDC spending, there hasn’t been any. Quite the opposite actually:
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention will see an 8.2 percent budget increase for fiscal 2014, thanks to a $1.1 trillion spending bill announced by Congress Jan. 13.Remember, folks: reality has a well-known “liberal” bias—if you’re a “liberal” who lives in an echo-chamber where there facts are manufactured to reinforce your preconceived notions.
This influx of cash will raise the CDC budget to $6.9 billion, which is $567 million more than it received in 2013. This is more than the agency anticipated, because the president's fiscal year 2014 budget request for it was just $6.6 billion -- a decrease of $270 million from fiscal 2012.
Of the $6.9 billion, $1.3 billion was allocated to protect the United States from foreign and domestic threats, both intentional and naturally occurring. $255 million will go to support bio-defense efforts, and $160 million will be set aside for states to address their most pressing public health needs. The CDC will get $30 million for Advanced Molecular Detection (AMD), which will help identify potential disease outbreaks earlier and more accurately.