Monday, October 13, 2014

One of the more poignant messages for the election year: Agenda Project Action Fund

Yes, it is "only" the midterms but the threat of obstruction, budget destruction, and a social safety net gasping for its last breath is very real...

And the latest issue to cause massive apoplectic hysteria in the right wing?  Ebola.

Well, maybe they should have thought about that before they started slashing the social safety include the CDC and NIH.

"NIH has been working on Ebola vaccines since 2001. It's not like we suddenly woke up and thought, 'Oh my gosh, we should have something ready here.'" ...
"Frankly, if we had not gone through our 10-year slide in research support, we probably would have had a vaccine in time for this that would've gone through clinical trials and would have been ready."

To drive home the point, here is a chart of the NIH Budget from 1990 to 2014....

I would be the last to say the GOP was entirely responsible for the latest outbreak of Ebola in Africa but I will stand on the front lines screaming that their attacks on the social safety net - in order to assure their big money bosses don't have to pay a dime in taxes, a dime in increased wages, a dime on health care for employees; that the government does not have to pay a penny in support for the citizenry of this country when they are in need of assistance or to rebuild an infrastructure that has been in need of overhaul for over 30 years. especially when the citizenry has unwillingly spent $billions to support illegal wars, war crimes and the MIC... (the Democrats aren't innocent here) - play a large part in the inability to actually treat, cure and prevent major health crises in America and, in part, the rest of the world.

From Paul Ryan to Rand Paul to Ted Cruz and the rest of the right wing nuttery pushing us to a purely corporatist state....

From Agenda Project Action Fund:

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