And right before a major election, too.
On Oct 12, the Agenda Project Action Fund released a political ad called “Republican Cuts Kill,” which according to the group, has been scheduled to air in Kentucky, North Carolina, Kansas, and South Dakota—all states with high-stakes Senate elections in November. The ad juxtaposes pictures of dead bodies and body bags in West Africa with Republican lawmakers like Sens Mitch McConnell, Ted Cruz, and Rand Paul.
“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,” said ad producer [Agenda Project Action Fund] Erica Payne[.]
Never mind some facts.
In both 2013 and 2014, it was Congress that boosted the funding after the administration had proposed scaled-back budgets.
[W]hen the 2014 budget was passed in January, the CDC’s budget rose to $6.9 billion, $567 million more than it received in 2013 and more than the agency anticipated, as the president only requested $6.6 billion.
…double the budget the CDC was getting in 2000 ($3.4 billion)[.]
With NIH, the numbers have edged up from $28.5 billion in 2006 to $30.14 billion in 2014….
…this administration [has been] pushing the CDC to spend time and resources on bike lanes and farmers markets instead of prioritizing national security and the health of Americans[.]
Projects like origami condoms, to the tune of $2.4 million, a part of nearly $40 million of CDC funding that The Washington Free Beacon reports could have been…better used.
The National Institutes of Health (NIH) has spent more than $39 million on obese lesbians, origami condoms, texting drunks, and dozens of other projects that could have been scrapped in favor of developing an Ebola vaccine.
And not a single Democrat has corrected this distortion, not a single Democrat has distanced himself from this distortion. Their silence demonstrates their condoning this politicization.
Elections are soon.