Do we really need an Ebola Czar?

Most of the so called “conservative media” and many Republican politicians have been trashing the Obama regime for the appointment of  new “Ebola Czar” Ron Klain.  Most of the trashing has been based on the fact that Klain is not a medical doctor by trade, and that all he has ever done was be in charge of Al Gore’s staff.  The fact that the Ebola Czar won’t report directly to our Glorious President Obama, but instead to Susan Rice – well how can you argue with that logic (please note the sarcasm). 

Republicans and the conservative media are missing the point – why do we need an Ebola Czar?  Maybe I’m missing something here, but isn’t the CDC (aka Center for Disease Control) supposed to handle such things?  If the “Center for Disease Control” is not capable of handling something such as, let’s say – the outbreak of a potentially incurable disease, well then why do we have a CDC? 

Also of interest should be that our Glorious President Barack Obama in 2014 put in a request for the CDC in the amount of $6.6 billion, a decrease of 270 million dollars from fiscal year 2012.

The Fiscal 2014 CDC budget is 6.9 billion dollars.  Very unfortunately it seems this money is not being well spent.   CDC Director Tom Frieden has no idea how to do anything other than offend people (remember his blaming Nina Pham for her contracting the Ebola virus after she followed instructions on what to wear when treating an Ebola patient).  Frieden also stated that “Essentially any hospital in the country can safely take care of Ebola.  You don’t need a special hospital to do it”. 

And then we have Nurse Amber Vinson’s calling the CDC and asking if she could get on a plane with a 99.5 degree fever (after having treated the Ebola patient in Dallas).  The people at CDC told her it was ok as long as her temperature did not reach 100.5.  Well turns out that Nurse Vinson may have contracted the Ebola virus when treating an Ebola patient in Dallas.  What was Frieden’s response?  She shouldn’t have flown.  The Center for Disease Control may have put everyone on an airplane at risk – and yet we still give Dr, Frieden and his underlings a paycheck?  Does anyone really think that an Ebola Czar will improve this problem?  If  you think any Ebola Czar will help alleviate this issue, then you believed “if you like your doctor you can keep your doctor”. 

Congress needs to come back from campaigning for re-election immediately and hold hearings into the CDC.  And it needs to deny White House funding for the Ebola Czar.  Congress needs to hold the CDC responsible.  Our Glorious President won’t hold anyone responsible, so someone has to man up inside DC.  If Mr. Klain is anything like his counterparts at the Center for Disease Control, all this will be is another waste of taxpayer dollars and more confusion.  And maybe more cases of Ebola. 

John Massoud is a businessman in Virginia, Finance Chair for the Shenandoah County GOP, spokesman for the Shenandoah Valley Constitutional Conservatives, and occasional contributor to the American Thinker. 

Most of the so called “conservative media” and many Republican politicians have been trashing the Obama regime for the appointment of  new “Ebola Czar” Ron Klain.  Most of the trashing has been based on the fact that Klain is not a medical doctor by trade, and that all he has ever done was be in charge of Al Gore’s staff.  The fact that the Ebola Czar won’t report directly to our Glorious President Obama, but instead to Susan Rice – well how can you argue with that logic (please note the sarcasm). 

Republicans and the conservative media are missing the point – why do we need an Ebola Czar?  Maybe I’m missing something here, but isn’t the CDC (aka Center for Disease Control) supposed to handle such things?  If the “Center for Disease Control” is not capable of handling something such as, let’s say – the outbreak of a potentially incurable disease, well then why do we have a CDC? 

Also of interest should be that our Glorious President Barack Obama in 2014 put in a request for the CDC in the amount of $6.6 billion, a decrease of 270 million dollars from fiscal year 2012.

The Fiscal 2014 CDC budget is 6.9 billion dollars.  Very unfortunately it seems this money is not being well spent.   CDC Director Tom Frieden has no idea how to do anything other than offend people (remember his blaming Nina Pham for her contracting the Ebola virus after she followed instructions on what to wear when treating an Ebola patient).  Frieden also stated that “Essentially any hospital in the country can safely take care of Ebola.  You don’t need a special hospital to do it”. 

And then we have Nurse Amber Vinson’s calling the CDC and asking if she could get on a plane with a 99.5 degree fever (after having treated the Ebola patient in Dallas).  The people at CDC told her it was ok as long as her temperature did not reach 100.5.  Well turns out that Nurse Vinson may have contracted the Ebola virus when treating an Ebola patient in Dallas.  What was Frieden’s response?  She shouldn’t have flown.  The Center for Disease Control may have put everyone on an airplane at risk – and yet we still give Dr, Frieden and his underlings a paycheck?  Does anyone really think that an Ebola Czar will improve this problem?  If  you think any Ebola Czar will help alleviate this issue, then you believed “if you like your doctor you can keep your doctor”. 

Congress needs to come back from campaigning for re-election immediately and hold hearings into the CDC.  And it needs to deny White House funding for the Ebola Czar.  Congress needs to hold the CDC responsible.  Our Glorious President won’t hold anyone responsible, so someone has to man up inside DC.  If Mr. Klain is anything like his counterparts at the Center for Disease Control, all this will be is another waste of taxpayer dollars and more confusion.  And maybe more cases of Ebola. 

John Massoud is a businessman in Virginia, Finance Chair for the Shenandoah County GOP, spokesman for the Shenandoah Valley Constitutional Conservatives, and occasional contributor to the American Thinker.