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Thirteen Ways Democrats and Republicans Are Exploiting Ebola for Political Gain

8. Blame bill cuts. For Democrats, it’s all about a spending. Colorado’s Democratic Sen. Mark Udall says Gardner, his Republican challenger, attempted to cut $770 million from a CDC budget, that would have detained a agency’s response to Ebola. Rep. Bruce Braley, a Democratic Senate claimant in Iowa, says his opponent, Republican Joni Ernst, “supported a radical devise to close down a sovereign government,” that “dramatically cut funding” for a CDC and a National Institutes of Health. At Thursday’s House hearing, Colorado Democratic Rep. Diana DeGette suggested that Congress’ parsimonious purse strings on NIH had prevented a group from building an Ebola vaccine. (Slate’s Josh Voorhees says a timeline lends faith to this claim.) California Democratic Rep. Henry Waxman blamed Republicans for a formidable sequence of events that began with a 2011 mercantile standoff, led to across-the-board bill cuts, and finished with Ebola. “Those who authorised that confiscation to occur by shutting a government,” pronounced Waxman, are obliged for withdrawal a nation “vulnerable.”

Article source: http://www.slate.com/articles/news_and_politics/politics/2014/10/ebola_politics_13_ways_democrats_and_republicans_are_exploiting_the_virus.html

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