Politically Incorrect Zone—Obama: Just give me a blank check, thank you

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treatment times;”>President Obama is asking congress for $6.2 billion in emergency funds to fight Ebola, both at its source in Africa and domestically. And he wants the money now, he says… before the changeover in congress – “to secure the United States against any possible spread.”

The problem is, Obama has a credibility problem in this area. Obama telling us he wants to protect Americans from Ebola is like Obama telling us he wants to secure our borders. This is the President who refuses to take the most basic actions to prevent Ebola from taking hold in the U.S., such as restricting flights from affected African nations, and ordering mandatory 21-day quarantine for anyone who had direct contact with Ebola patients.

So no flight restrictions or quarantines. But he wants a bunch of MONEY? Big surprise, huh? Oh, and how the money will be allocated is hardly being well defined – another hallmark of this Administration. Obama essentially wants a blank check.

But again, this is nothing new. The bigger issue here is, Obama is running a serious trust deficit with the vast majority of Americans, even with many Democrats at this point – as evidenced by how few showed up to vote last week. Does he REALLY care about protecting Americans from Ebola? Will the money REALLY be spent to fight the spread of Ebola? Will at least some of the money be used to fight the spread of Ebola domestically, as opposed to just in African nations?

Let’s be honest. Until January, congress is ruled by Democrats, which is EXACTLY why Obama wants the money now, rather than later. And it’s exactly why congress will give him the money, no questions asked. And THAT, my friends, is exactly why we had the election results last week that we had.

Kevin Harris

Kevin Harris


Kevin Harris is a former reporter, editor and journalist, and previous President of Cal State Northridge’s Society of Professional Journalists. He is now a realtor and videographer, and lives with his two children in Oak Park. 

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