Sen. Inhofe Holds Up Obama’s Ebola Funding Request

Sep 25th, 2014 | By | Category: News Flashes

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Senator James Inhofe (R-OK).

Senator James Inhofe (R-OK).

Senator James Inhofe (R-OK) and a GING-PAC endorsed lawmaker, has held up a request by Obama for $1 billion to “fight” Ebola in Africa.

Inhofe is the senior Republican on the Senate Armed Services Committee. He wants to know how the Administration will protect 3,000 American soldiers, sailors and Marines from exposure to Ebola.

The $1 billion will be transferred from a fund that would have been spent to fight Islamic terrorism in Afghanistan.

According to Inhofe:

“The Ebola crisis plaguing west Africa is dire and only getting worse. The United States can and should play a role in supporting the response and stopping the spread of this deadly disease. The longer it goes on unabated, the higher the chance it finds its way back to the United States. The President’s request to send 3,000 of our troops shows the vital leadership role our military plays not just in war, but also in knowing how to safely and quickly mobilize resources to aid an international crisis and assist those who are vulnerable and in need. Any troops deployed to support this effort must be given the protection necessary to prevent infection. 

“As the President looks to put our men and women in uniform on the front lines of another crisis, I have serious questions about the President’s expectations of our all-volunteer force at a time when his budget cuts have severely degraded their readiness and capabilities to historically low levels.  At the same time our military is being called to assist Africa with its health crisis, it is also being called to support the pivot to Asia, bolster our European partners against growing Russian aggression, conduct strikes against ISIL, and also successfully transition the mission in Afghanistan, where nearly 30,000 brave men and women still serve today.

“I want our military to be capable of leading and aiding others with our expertise, but the President can’t have it both ways by relying on our military to do it all while on the other hand slashing its budget. While the president has dangled the carrot of reversing some of the defense cuts he has put into motion, it is always tied to an increase in non-defense spending and higher taxes. If the President is serious about using our military for all of these important international missions, while also ensuring our service members are well equipped with the proper training and resources, then it’s time the president comes to the table for a no-strings attached discussion on ending defense sequestration.”

It is unsettling to realize that while Obama won’t send in ground troops in Iraq and Syria to wipe out Islamic terrorists, he is willing to risk the deaths of thousands of Americans who may become infected with Ebola – and could potentially bring their infectious diseases back to the U.S. after they have built hospitals in Africa. If that happens, we could see an outbreak of Ebola in the United States – but maybe that’s part of Obama’s plan to punish and downsize America for its economic “colonialism” around the world (by spreading free enterprise and democratic ideals).

Read “The Roots Of Obama’s Rage”; watch: “2016” and “America” to get a better understanding of Obama’s deep-rooted hatred for America and everything our nation stands for.

 


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