Friday, November 25, 2016

ICYMI: "Do We Really Need a Surgeon General? No! Waste of Taxpayer $"

By Cato, Oct. 07, 1997

President Clinton has nominated Dr. David Satcher, currently head of the Centers for Disease Control, to be the next surgeon general. By all accounts, Dr. Satcher is an amiable and uncontroversial nominee. After the firestorm surrounding the nomination of Henry Foster and the tumultuous tenure of Joycelyn Elders, one can be forgiven for heaving a sigh of relief and asking “Why not?”

But a better question would be, “Do we really need a surgeon general at all?” As a matter of fact, has a

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