Monday, October 13, 2014

No shame: Democrats blame Republicans for Ebola in election year

The problem is not the open border... It’s not the daily flights from West Africa... According to Democrats, Republican spending cuts are to blame for Ebola.

Just yesterday, liberal New Yorker columnist John Cassidy warned that Ebola was becoming an election year nightmare for Democrats. So, in response, Democrats decided to blame it on Republicans. ~ Jim Hoft via GatewayPundit
It was only a matter of time...and it didn't take long. They'll rely on the lib media to spread their message...even quicker than their policies are allowing Ebola to endanger Americans! 'Cause after all, it is an election year...
NRO: Perfect. The tax-exempt ”Agenda Project” is airing an ad declaring “Republican cuts kill,” directly blaming Congressional Republicans for the Ebola outbreak:

From their even-tempered, fair-minded release:
Today the Agenda Project Action Fund launched “Republican Cuts Kill,” a multi-pronged blitzkrieg attack that lays blame for the Ebola crisis exactly where it belongs– at the feet of the Republican lawmakers. Like rabid dogs in a butcher shop, Republicans have indiscriminately shredded everything in their path, including critical programs that could have dealt with the Ebola crisis before it reached our country. Yesterday, a health worker tested positive for the virus– now, the effects of the GOP’s fanatical hatred for our government may finally be exposed.

…In launching this effort, we will be the first major progressive group to directly blame GOP budget cuts for the nearly 4,000 deaths caused by the Ebola crisis.

Our plan is to place a paid buy in Kentucky the week of October 18 with North Carolina, Kansas, and South Dakota to follow provided we complete the financing we need.
The NIH budget has doubled since 2000, allocations to the U.S. National Institute for Allergy and Infectious Diseases rose to $4.3 billion in 2004 from $1.8 billion in 2000, and as Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal notes:
Consider the Prevention and Public Health Fund, a new series of annual mandatory appropriations created by Obamacare. Over the past five years, the CDC has received just under $3 billion in transfers from the fund. Yet only 6 percent—$180 million—of that $3 billion went toward building epidemiology and laboratory capacity.
Hey, could any of that $1 billion spent on been spent on vaccine research?
Related links: Democrats Blame Republicans For Ebola
Democrats blame Ebola on Republicans
Can You Blame Ebola Outbreak on "Republican Cuts" to Health Budgets?
Fat Lesbians Got All the Ebola Dollars, But Blame the GOP
Agenda Project/Erica Payne

ADDENDUM: Reason points out the desperation with a few interesting charts, basically showing flat spending, worldwide and domestic...

...with increased projections, despite sequestration!

Related link: Ebola is 2014 October surprise

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