More Government Incompetence: 71 Million Doses of Flu Vaccine

By John W. Lillpop

The Obama Administration has an almost perfect record when it comes to costly incompetence.

From the hideous bungling of the Gulf oil crisis, to the trillion dollar stimulus that stimulated nothing, to the Marxist scheme to destroy the world’s finest health care system for just a few trillion dollars, to the abandonment of American borders and citizens in favor of pandering to invading criminals, to the closure of GITMO and trial of blood thirsty terrorists in NYC, to the spending of America into a third-world, deficit-blasted failed state, to the “cash for clunkers fiasco,” this administration has made the case for less government in terms more eloquent and convincing than any argument ever advanced by conservatives.

Adding to the “less is better” argument when it concerns government run by liberals is news that the government may have to throw out 71 million does of flu vaccine.

How’s that for intelligent planning and management?

This from the people who want to vest absolute control over 17 percent of the American economy in the hands of clueless bureaucrats!

As reported at reference 1 below, in part:

“WASHINGTON, May 3 (Reuters) - The United States still has 71 million doses of H1N1 swine flu vaccine that have not been used, but it is not yet time to throw them out, the federal government said on Monday.
“States and other providers should hang on to the vaccine and continue to offer them to people until drug companies can start distributing seasonal vaccine for the coming influenza season in the autumn, said Health and Human Services Department spokesman Bill Hall.
“Senator Chuck Grassley, the ranking Republican on the Senate Finance committee, released a letter on Monday that he sent to HHS Secretary Kathleen Sebelius asking her how much vaccine was left over and when it would expire.
“H1N1 swine flu is still technically causing a pandemic and health officials say anyone who has not been vaccinated should still try, in case it causes a third wave of serious disease.”

How much more incompetence will the American people tolerate from this inept administration?