As the Democrats were having a sit-in to oppose having gun legislation prevented, the GOP was passing a hugely inflated bill to fund stopping Zika virus. The $1.1 billion price tag was considered less than Democrats (and Obama personally) wanted. Obama’s request was $1.9 billion. When you break down the numbers more carefully, $750 million will be repurposed money from a prior Ebola campaign, according to TheHill.com. Yep, that means your Government is repurposing money from one fear-mongered, manufactured campaign right into another fear-mongered, manufactured campaign.
Rogers said his bill, “unlike the administration’s request,” would give more specific charges to the National Institutes of Health and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) to fight Zika. It also specifically carves out money for the U.S. Agency for International Development and the World Health Organization amid the worsening international outbreak.
Zika virus has been around for more than 70 years, yet suddenly we need to spend over a billion dollars to fix it? With a vaccine on the horizon (already being tested on humans), the price tag we are all set to pay for Zika fear mongering is nearly infinite. Homelessness, veterans on the streets, a fledgling economy tinkering on collapse, environmental disasters, and we give $1.1 billion to drug companies. Pharma is literally fleecing us right before our very eyes. Zika isn’t even spreading in the United States, those infected are being imported here. Even the Zika deaths have been imported. This is astounding when you consider everything. We just throw away our tax payer’s money to allow pharmaceutical executives the opportunity to leave lavishly.
But not to worry, the sheep will soon be in the Zika vaccine line at first call.