In these bad times of sequester and austerity and just overall lousy economic times thanks to socialist Democrats who happen to be communists, it is heartening to learn that not everyone is suffering and that the federal government is able to dole out some much needed funds.
From the publication Judicial Watch comes this news item:
A Brazilian-born researcher who runs minority health programs at a public university in Alabama has convinced the U.S. government to give her $1.5 million to help women quit smoking in her native country.
A noble cause indeed, but likely not on the high list of the American taxpayers funding the project. Nevertheless, the National Institutes of Health (NIH), the nation’s medical research agency, has given the Brazilian researcher, Isabel
Scarinci, a five-year, $1.5 million grant to fund her international tobacco-control project.
The goal is to better understand “women and their tobacco-related issues” in the South American country, especially in Scarinci’s Brazilian hometown of Parana. In the last two years alone, the researcher has received north of $560,000 for the initiative, according to NIH records for fiscal years 2012 and 2013.
Democrats are fighting Republicans because Republicans are waging a war on women and it isn't a fair fight. So if Brazilian women need help with smoking issues it is a good thing they are lending a hand. American women, on the other hand, are battling issues related to Democrat politicians electronically showing their unmentionables over social networks and outright trafficking. But it is the Republicans who are at "war" and this is far worse.
In other counter-sequester events the pet dog of the first family, Bo, was left behind at the White House while the family went of vacation in Martha's Vineyard. While there the Obama's missed the pooch really bad and so Bo was air-lifted to the island with secret service detachment on board just in case al-Qaeda tried any funny stuff.
So in these bad times it is good to know that not all are suffering.