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health departments in this country have lost almost 40,000 employees to budget constraints since the recession
began in 2008. In 2011, 57% of all health departments reduced or eliminated services in at least one program area.
These funding cuts hurt local public health departments. According to the survey, emergency preparedness services
were cut by 23 to 24%, environmental health services were cut by 17 to 20%, food safety programs were cut by 10
to 12%, and epidemiology and surveillance services were cut by 9 to 10%.] Education Disad
States transportation funding trades off with education, law enforcement and public health
Utt, Senior Research Fellow in the Thomas A. Roe Institute for Economic Policy Studies at The Heritage
Foundation, 11 (Ronald, Time to End Obama’s High-Speed Rail Program, 2/11/2011,
http://www.heritage.org/research/reports/2011/02/time-to-end-obamas-costly-high-speed-rail-program , Access:
<<Because all of these projects—slow-speed and high-speed—would require substantial state matching funds and
perpetual state operating subsidies (since no passenger rail system in the U.S. and only a handful abroad earn a profit or break
even), any state accepting the money would also be accepting a signif...
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