Crony Capitalism to Confront Ebola
In a presser yesterday, the Chief of Crony Capitalism made a request to Congress for $6.2 billion to confront Ebola. I’m not sure how the Ebola czar, Ron Klain, arrived at $6.2 billion, but I guarantee you Klain reached out to Obama’s campaign donors and bundlers to see who wanted money to help the U.S. and West Africa deal with Ebola.
In an article that appeared in this blog a week ago, I surmised that the only reason Klain was tabbed as Ebola czar is because he has shown himself to be quite the facilitator (not an Obamacare facilitator, that’s chump change) when it comes to making arrangements to waste taxpayers’ hard-earned money. He has been drinking from the public trough most of his life, and he is very efficient at leading crony capitalists to the public trough.
In case you haven’t noticed, Klain has disappeared since the press conference in which he was named Ebola czar. Klain has skipped every White House meeting on Ebola, including an “all hands on deck” meeting the Saturday after he was named Ebola czar. Can you blame him? He wasn’t hired to deal with the Ebola crisis, he was hired to organize a tax dollar giveaway.
Why do you suppose every problem or perceived problem requires more money from taxpayers to resolve? In the case of Ebola, we know that Obama’s plan is to provide an Ebola stimulus to his donors and bundlers, but why do bureaucrats always have their hands out wanting more of your money? For instance, the director of the National Institutes of Health (NIH), Francis Collins, along with the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) claim they have been unable to develop an Ebola vaccine due to budget cuts. Despite the annual budget for the NIH increasing from $17.84 billion in 2000 to $30.15 billion this year, it simply doesn’t have enough money to devote to developing an Ebola vaccine, weird. How much of other people’s money does it take to develop a vaccine?
I guess since the CDC lacks the funds for an Ebola vaccine, it will have to continue to spend the lion’s share of your money studying seatbelt use, infant car seats, and obesity. I hope and pray that the CDC doesn’t stop funding worthwhile projects like its $1.5 million study on why lesbians have a tendency to be overweight, while gay men do not. This is something that has caused me some sleepless nights. Have you ever wondered about the sex life of a fruit fly? I know, me too. Thanks to the CDC we no longer have to wonder about the mating habits of fruit flies. The conclusion of the $1 million study is that male fruit flies are sexually attracted to younger female fruit flies. Money well spent! Calm down people, the CDC is doing God’s work!
There is a positive to the Ebola crisis. If it were not for Ebola, we wouldn’t know about the groundbreaking work being done by the CDC. I don’t know why the CDC is not using our money to buy national advertising to get the word out about their work. I am anxious to know why lesbians are fat. I am on pins and needles waiting for the results of the CDC’s study to determine why people like Seinfeld reruns. I am going to go out on a limb and declare that people watch Seinfeld reruns because they like the show, but what do I know, I’m not a fedgov bureaucrat.
Do me a favor and contact your representatives and senators and tell them to deny Obama’s request for $6.2 billion in Ebola stimulus. I think the CDC and the NIH can afford to redirect your tax dollars to address problems associated with Ebola. By the way, you should mention that you have doled out $6 billion in salaries and $25 million in bonuses since 2007 to the ‘experts’ at the CDC.