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Congressman Calls for 'Pandemic' Funding to Address Ebola Outbreak
Breibart TV ^ | 8-7-2014 | Breitbart TV

Posted on 08/07/2014 1:26:41 PM PDT by Sir Napsalot

Thursday at the House Foreign Affairs Subcommittee on Africa, Global Health hearing titled, “Combating the Ebola Threat,” Rep. Chris Smith (R-NJ) said he will be requesting funding for a "pandemic."

Smith said, "This is unprecedented. Many people are not cooperating with efforts to contain the disease. There is an information gap. Despite the efforts through cell phone and radio to get the message out, there is a learning curve. as we consider what to do to meet this health challenge, I suggest we get funding levels for pandemic preparedness. This is for congress and the executive branch, in a restricted environment, funding has fallen from $201 million in fiscal year 2010 two an estimated in 2010."

He added, "I have introduced legislation known as the and neglected tropical disease act which establishes to support a broad range of research activities to achieve cost-effective and sustainable treatment and control .....

(Excerpt) Read more at breitbart.com ...


TOPICS: Issues
KEYWORDS: funding; pandemic
My contribution:

"Is there ANYTHING "a little bit more funding" couldn't and yet NEVER solve?"

1 posted on 08/07/2014 1:26:41 PM PDT by Sir Napsalot
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To: Sir Napsalot

Does China ever fund anything?


2 posted on 08/07/2014 1:29:17 PM PDT by mowowie
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To: Sir Napsalot

But we keep being told there is no pandemic or epidemic here.


3 posted on 08/07/2014 1:29:40 PM PDT by Ingtar (The NSA - "We're the only part of government who actually listens to the people.")
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To: Sir Napsalot

The TSA will have to double down on frisking White, elderly passengers and small children to protect planes from catching Ebola! MORE FUNDING!


4 posted on 08/07/2014 1:30:50 PM PDT by Dallas59
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To: Sir Napsalot

But the BORDERS are open.

The infected are shipped to all 50 states, even Maui,
for their giant TVs and hotels.

MS-30 and their tuberculin mules for Iran
have NEVER HAD IT SO GOOD.

Thank you, EXEMPT Congress.


5 posted on 08/07/2014 1:31:50 PM PDT by Diogenesis (The EXEMPT Congress is complicit in the absence of impeachment)
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To: Sir Napsalot
Congressman Calls for 'Pandemic' Funding to Address Ebola Outbreak

We don't have a pandemic here, YET, and there are a few questions:

1. How would increased funding be useful and how would it speed a cure?

2. Isn't curing pandemics overseas the job of the World Health Organization (WHO)? If they can't handle it, then let's divert our contributions FROM them to someone who can at no additional cost.

3. Where would this additional money come from? At $17 Trillion in the hole, I'd say we're tapped out.

6 posted on 08/07/2014 1:33:50 PM PDT by The Sons of Liberty (I want a Speaker who'll stick that pen and phone where no one but Reggie Love can find it!)
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To: Sir Napsalot

America. Land of the terrified. Let’s panic!

Sorry to read this. Chris Smith is one of the few good ones.


7 posted on 08/07/2014 1:36:39 PM PDT by Forgotten Amendments (Peace On Earth! Purity of Essence! McCain/Ripper 2016)
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To: Sir Napsalot

Never let a crisis go to waste.


8 posted on 08/07/2014 1:37:28 PM PDT by Moonman62 (The US has become a government with a country, rather than a country with a government.)
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To: Sir Napsalot

More funding will not solve this, but it is necessary. Did you watch the hearing that just concluded on C-Span??

We are so screwed!

Please, can we stop the knee jerk reactions and smart quips. I am really sick of heart to see the reactions on Free Republic. I thought of all sites, the post would be knowledgeable and thoughtful. Most of what I see is: the world is ending, nothing to worry about, Obama is responsible, etc. etc. etc.

We have a very serious issue that deserves very serious answers.

Please watch the C-Span, I am sure it will be rerun at some time. Please go to Promed email and read the information. It has archives of the reports of outbreak that go back to the start of this outbreak.

Educate yourselves. Don’t depend on posters, me, friends, etc. EDUCATE yourselves!!!

http://www.promedmail.org/


9 posted on 08/07/2014 1:38:13 PM PDT by Gadsden1st
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To: The Sons of Liberty

How would increased funding benefit the Ruling Class and their cronies, that is the question.


10 posted on 08/07/2014 1:38:34 PM PDT by Moonman62 (The US has become a government with a country, rather than a country with a government.)
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To: Moonman62

“Never let a crisis go to waste.”

Yup.....


11 posted on 08/07/2014 1:40:16 PM PDT by Cold Heat (Have you reached your breaking point yet? If not now....then when?)
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To: Sir Napsalot

It certainly is looking like ‘creating crisis’ in order to keep revenues flowing through their system..and other nations systems, is the popular way to continue making fools of us all.

At what point are WE going to shut off the funds?


12 posted on 08/07/2014 1:41:51 PM PDT by caww
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To: The Sons of Liberty
Isn't curing pandemics overseas the job of the World Health Organization (WHO)? If they can't handle it, then let's divert our contributions FROM them to someone who can at no additional cost.

Also the U.S. Army/Defense Department, they work with WHO and are deeply involved in these Ebola outbreaks, including this latest one.

Here they are helping during the 1976 Ebola problem.
“”“We had a large footprint in Africa,” Cummings said of the Defense Department’s response to the first Ebola cases reported in 1976 in the Democratic Republic of the Congo, formerly Zaire. Since that time, the Defense Department has answered numerous calls for assistance from the World Health Organization (WHO), nongovernmental organizations and ministries of heath and defense, he said.””

13 posted on 08/07/2014 1:52:20 PM PDT by ansel12 (LEGAL immigrants, 30 million 1980-2012, continues to remake the nation's electorate for democrats)
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To: Gadsden1st

Well, if FReepers are frivolous, there would be more of what celebs utter, fashion trend, etc etc

Rep Smith sits on House Foreign Affairs Subcommittee on Africa, can he not funnel the money from the most recent Africa summit to the pandemic funding?

Why can’t Obama and the African leaders not use Skype or ‘go to meeting dot com’?


14 posted on 08/07/2014 1:57:28 PM PDT by Sir Napsalot (Pravda + Useful Idiots = CCCP; JournOList + Useful Idiots = DopeyChangey!)
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To: Sir Napsalot
(Correction) Why can’t Obama and the African leaders not use Skype or ‘go to meeting dot com’?
15 posted on 08/07/2014 2:00:24 PM PDT by Sir Napsalot (Pravda + Useful Idiots = CCCP; JournOList + Useful Idiots = DopeyChangey!)
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To: Sir Napsalot
Golly folks!

There's a crisis!

We'll have to pick yer pockets some more!

16 posted on 08/07/2014 2:02:25 PM PDT by rawcatslyentist (Jeremiah 50:32 "The arrogant one will stumble and fall ; / ?)
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To: Gadsden1st

Yes, we should believe them one more time because they have been so honest, trustworthy and responsible with the money they have extorted from us so far.


17 posted on 08/07/2014 2:18:16 PM PDT by Cats Pajamas
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To: mowowie

My opinion exactly. China has a large presence in Africa. They should fund the treatment because they are taking advantage of the resources. But then perhaps they feel thousands of dead Africans works to their advantage.


18 posted on 08/07/2014 2:23:01 PM PDT by formosa
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To: Ingtar
So the meaning of Obama: Ebola "Can Be Controlled And Contained" becomes clearer.

Obama: Ebola Can Be Controlled And Contained "if I get more funding"

19 posted on 08/07/2014 2:23:05 PM PDT by Sir Napsalot (Pravda + Useful Idiots = CCCP; JournOList + Useful Idiots = DopeyChangey!)
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To: Sir Napsalot

I don’t think the US should fund anything. The tax free Bill Gates, Warren Buffet or Slick Willy fund should more than cover a few hundred million necessary.


20 posted on 08/07/2014 2:48:00 PM PDT by RetiredTexasVet (His Arrogance would love to replace John Kerry-Heinz but all the trained monkeys turned him down.)
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To: Sir Napsalot

Follow the money... right into policitian’s wallets.


21 posted on 08/07/2014 2:57:48 PM PDT by bgill
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To: Gadsden1st
"EDUCATE yourselves!!!"

No case count or body count for three days--only continuing references to the numbers from the 4th. That's the news or lack of it. Other than that, only propaganda saying that Ebola has been cured by government-linked corporations with genetically modified tobacco, etc.


22 posted on 08/07/2014 3:59:40 PM PDT by familyop (We Baby Boomers are croaking in an avalanche of corruption smelled around the planet.)
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To: RetiredTexasVet
"I don’t think the US should fund anything. The tax free Bill Gates, Warren Buffet or Slick Willy fund should more than cover a few hundred million necessary."

They're probably busy bidding on the cure (really antibodies in mouse blood) and would appreciate more funding to support the bidding process.


23 posted on 08/07/2014 4:27:25 PM PDT by familyop (We Baby Boomers are croaking in an avalanche of corruption smelled around the planet.)
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