I'm no longer surprised:
"The United States government is buying enough of a new smallpox medicine to treat two million people in the event of a bioterrorism attack, and took delivery of the first shipment of it last week. But the purchase has set off a debate about the lucrative contract, with some experts saying the government is buying too much of the drug at too high a price."
Read more: http://www.nytimes.com/2013/03/13/health/us-stockpiles-smallpox-drug-in-case-of-bioterror-attack.html?_r=0
There is more than 300 million of us, but none of us will ever see a single dose of that medicine.
These 2 million doses of medicine being bought with our tax dollars at "too high a price" is for the elites, the insiders, the privileged, and those who now control the government.
None of these shots are for you or your loved ones. It's all for them.
The government is obviously preparing for some sort of major calamity, and to me this vaccine purchase is yet another indicator of what the Washington think tanks might be thinking, They - apparently - expect some sort of bio-attack or perhaps a disastrous medical condition in the general public, possibly caused by lack of food, water and/or sanitary conditions, and they are providing protection for themselves.
Should the SHTF because of an economic collapse, or perhaps a genuine bio-attack on some of our major cities, we all would truly be on our own. Anyone expecting help and protection from the government will be dead long before the people running the government had the ability to reach out beyond themselves.
And that's assuming they would even want to reach out. Whatever it is they seem to be planing for has the potential to reduce the population by several tens of millions, mostly the uneducated, the ignorant, the aged, the welfare/food stamp millions, and even a few million illegals, all at once.
That would certainly solve the spending problem we now face. And it's just the sort of theoritical "workable solution" one could expect from the Washington crowd, the very same folks that have caused all our really big problems to begin with.