Dem Lawmaker Says Ebola Outbreak Exposes Republican Spending Cuts (Video)
These people have no shame.
Rep. Tony Cárdenas (D-CA), a member of the House Budget Committee, says the spread of Ebola exposes Republican spending cuts.
PJ Media reported:
Rep. Tony Cárdenas (D-Calif.), a member of the House Budget Committee, said education is the best way for the federal government to respond to the Ebola outbreak, rather than reduce the number of U.S. visas granted to citizens of West Africa nations.
Cárdenas also said the Ebola crisis demonstrates that reducing spending is the wrong approach…
…President Obama has requested $1 billion to combat the Ebola outbreak. The Republican-controlled House and Democratic-controlled Senate recently approved $50 million. When asked how he would like to see the approved funds used, Cárdenas criticized Republicans for supporting spending reductions.
“These kinds of situations expose the fact that we’ve been cutting way too much in areas that aren’t as visible and it’s until things like this happen that we start to realize that we shouldn’t have cut those things, and I blame that a lot on my Republican colleagues,” he said.
“They constantly just grind down and grind down and grind down to make it look like we can’t move forward unless we make these cuts and $50 million here, $500 million there to a county our size and a country that most of the world is depending on to show them how to get things done right – it’s those kinds of cuts that start to expose themselves when we have situations like this,” he added.
The federal debt is up $7 trillion under Barack Obama.