Monday, October 13, 2014
The Left's Latest Big Lie : "Ebola Outbreak Is Due To GOP Cuts"
"Republican Cuts Kill" is the title of this ad from The Agenda Project, a 501(c)4 organization that is placing ads in the battleground states. According to the group's founder Erica Payne the entire blame for the Ebola crisis belongs to evil Republican lawmakers, who have cut spending to the bone, stopping programs that could have dealt with the Ebola outbreak.
It is a cynical,outrageous lie, designed solely for partisan political purposes to be brayed over and over again by the usual jackasses while protecting the real culprits.
Here are some charts and figures that prove it ( h/t Nick Gillespie at Reason.Com
Look at the numbers. Instead of all these mystical 'cuts', what we see is a growth in spending under Republican control that gradually leveled off once President Barack Hussein Obama and a veto proof Democrat congress came to town.
You see any major cuts there, except the proposed one in 2015...that came from President Obama's proposed budget?
The above is Centers for Disease Control budget trend. Just look at increase between 2013 and 2014, especially in the Prevention and Public Health Fund. What cuts? Now the proposed 2015 spending amount is lower than 2014, but where is that coming from? Yes, President Barack Obama's budget plan.
What about the the National Institutes of Health (NIH), whose development of new drugs and prevention methods was a victim of the supposed GOP meat cleaver? According to its own budget data, the NIH got something like $23 billion in fiscal 2002 and the amount rose to $30.2 billion in 2009, the years when President George W. Bush was in office, and peaked at $31 billion in 2010. From there, it dropped slightly and ended up at $30.1 billion in 2014...just about the same amount asked to fund the NIH in President Obama's proposed 2015 budget!
So this horse manure about 'Republican cuts' causing the Ebola outbreak is exactly that. It's a squirrel designed to distract people's attention from the real reasons for the health scares in America...political correctness and our open borders.
Would this Erica Payne and her friends ever talk about the six children who have died from Enterovirus D68, or EV-D68, which just coincidentally has had a major outbreak in Central America shortly before the recent surge of illegal aliens across our porous borders? The Obama Administration is refusing to tell the American people or congress where they shipped massive numbers of illegal immigrant children, but there are significant numbers of them in both cities in which the current outbreak was first identified, Kansas City, Missouri and Chicago, Illinois, according to local health professionals and press reports.
This disease was first discovered in 1962, but has not been seen in America for 36 years. Now, there are over 500 recent cases here in America - that we know about.
And what about the 3,000 U.S. military that have been sent into infected 'hot zones' in Liberia? Just imagine a few of them becoming infected in the confines of a ship or plane bringing them home.
Who gave the orders to send them out, by executive order? Whose administration was it that refused even to consider a travel ban to the afflicted areas? It certainly wasn't the Republicans in congress.
And who was it whose administration quietly abolished CDC quarantine regulations designed to stop an Ebola outbreak here in America back in 2010?
Regardless of what certain people would have you believe, it is this president and his administration's irresponsible, clueless behavior based strictly on partisan politics that is responsible for the epidemics now threatening America.
All the desperate, frothing at the mouth attack ads to the contrary don't change that.