Tuesday, October 14, 2014

The Facts About Ebola Funding

The Democratic talking points have gone into high gear to try to pin Ebola problems on Republican budget cuts, to avoid any criticism of the failure of the Obama regime to properly respond to the dangers. They are quick at the blame game, not so quick at actually attending to the responsibilities to protect the American public.

In this article, Gov. Bobby Jindal puts paid to those Democratic arguments, noting how under Obama, this program, like many other departments and programs, has been diverted away from its primary purpose.
Yet another American has contracted Ebola, a grim reminder of just how important it is that our public health systems function at the highest possible level. Unfortunately, much of the rhetoric about this deadly disease is misleading, if not dishonest.
In a paid speech last week, former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton attempted to link spending restraints enacted by Congress—and signed into law by President Obama—to the fight against Ebola. Secretary Clinton claimed that the spending reductions mandated under sequestration “are really beginning to hurt,” citing the fight against Ebola: “The CDC [Centers for Disease Control and Prevention] is another example on the response to Ebola—they’re working heroically, but they don’t have the resources they used to have.”
Her argument, like those made by others, misses the point. In recent years, the CDC has received significant amounts of funding. Unfortunately, however, many of those funds have been diverted away from programs that can fight infectious diseases, and toward programs far afield from the CDC’s original purpose.
[Ed; Bike Lanes? We're Shocked I Tell You, Shocked and Amazed! Simply Shocked!]

Thank You Politico, Gov. Jindal, and Nickarama. 

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