Your government at work...

An article in our local newspaper, the Gainesville Sun, announced that a local medical firm will be receiving money from the National Institute of Health to develop an inhaled vaccine for smallpox.  Smallpox has all but been eradicated in nature since 1977, with the WHO declaring it eradicated in December 1979.  So, why are we working on an aerosol vaccine for something eradicated nearly 30 years ago?  Are there any biological terror threats we need to be aware of??

The White House finally acquiesced to the fact that the deficits projected by the Congressional Budget Office are more in line, saying that the deficits projected over the next 10 years will approach $9 trillion.  This would push the national debt to $20 trillion, which is nearly 50% more than the 2008 GDP of the entire United States (which was around $14.3 trillion).  Where's the money going to come from?  Also, is the the CBO right about the projected costs of the Health Care proposals?

What is going to happen with auto sales now that the Cash for Clunkers program is over?