Wednesday, October 15, 2014

An Appropriate Democratic Response to the Ebola Outbreak in Texas

Which, of course, we will never hear in a thousand years:

Texas, one of the most Republican, Conservative States in the country, and consistently near the bottom of States in the quality of the healthcare services offered to residents, has made a conscious decision to favor the opportunities of the rich over the welfare of the vast majority of its people. The breaching of this nation's wall of protection against the Ebola virus took place in Texas, where the three known victims were located, and two of them infected and allowed to possibly spread the virus further, because of bungling by the inadequately supervised and financed Texas health care system.

In the meantime, Republicans are screaming for the appointment of a "Czar" to handle the Ebola situation, despite the fact that the person who should have been available to fill that position, the Surgeon General of the United States, does not exist because of Republican pandering to their right wing base on an issue that has nothing to do with the Surgeon General's duties or the health of the American people.

If this country does not reorient its priorities and start spending money on the general welfare instead of wars of aggression and giveaways to the hyper-rich, we will continue to join Liberia and Sierra Leone as the sort of third world nation where diseases like this can spread.  That is not really a concern of the Republican party if it interferes with profits, and as long as that party continues to exist, things like Ebola epidemics will become more and more a standard feature of American life.

1 comment:

Green Eagle said...

Two more jackass comments from the cowardly Anonymous, full of Republican lies, removed. Just to keep the record straight.

I am happy with disagreement here, just not ignorant repetition of Republican propaganda.