President Obama Reminds Americans Of The Threat Of Ebola (& The Need To Spend $6 Billion To Fix It) - Live Feed

Tyler Durden's picture

With Ebola off the front-pages of every media outlet, President Obama appears to finding it tough to get his $6 billion funding request to fight the deadly disease... time for some hope (things are good in America, Spain delcared Ebola-free) and fearmongery (5,987 deaths and 16,889 cases currently) as The White House increases Ebola response units in the US and sends more military and civilians into Africa...

Does not look like any inflection points in Sierra Leone or Guinea...


President Obama is due to speak at 1705ET (plan accordingly


As AP reports,

The White House says the Obama administration is making strides in the fight against Ebola, citing an expanded hospital network and testing capacity at home and gains confronting the deadly disease in West Africa. To sustain that, President Barack Obama was prodding Congress Tuesday to approve his request for $6.2 billion in emergency spending against the outbreak.


Obama was to visit the National Institutes of Health in Washington's Maryland suburbs Tuesday to highlight advances in research for an Ebola vaccine. He planned to congratulate NIH director Francis Collins and the director of NIH's National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, Anthony Fauci, for their work on a vaccine.


The public attention to Ebola by the president comes as Congress is assembling a massive spending bill to keep the government operating. But the legislation has become entangled with Obama's executive actions on immigration, which Republicans want to block.


Any final spending bill is expected to contain a pared down version of Obama's Ebola request. Obama asked for $2 billion for the United States Agency for International Development, $2.4 billion for the Department of Health and Human Services, and more than $1.5 billion for a contingency fund, the first item that lawmakers would likely trim.


The White House said Tuesday that Obama Ebola Response Coordinator Ron Klain, in an update to Obama, reported that the U.S. is better prepared to deal with Ebola at home and that administration efforts to confront the virus in Liberia, Guinea and Sierra Leone are further along than two months ago.


The administration announced Tuesday that it has set up a network of 35 hospitals across the country to deal with Ebola patients. It also said that the number of labs that can test for Ebola has increased from 13 in 13 states in August to 42 labs in 36 states.


The White House said the administration has also increased the deployment of civilians and military personnel in West Africa, bumping the U.S. presence to about 200 civilians and 3,000 troops. It said the U.S. has opened three Ebola treatment units and a hospital in Liberia.

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venturen's picture

how about starting with 60 million and see where that gets you instead of another slush fund of money to be drained by the vermin here and there! 

Bunghole's picture

How about sucking my cock Obola

ZerOhead's picture

After getting off to a slow start it looks like Sierra Leone is set to win the dash for the ca$h

There is something simply hillarious about sending billions of taxpayer dollars to a city called Freetown... not that any of it is going to get stolen or anything...

kaiserhoff's picture

But Flounder cured Ebola.

  He certainly cured any honest reporting on the disease.

  Restore the first amendment, Closet Fairy.  Then we'll talk.

12ToothAssassin's picture

With all the money weve thrown at ebola you would at least expect to have seen a few new hospital beds on the MSMs. Alas no, the money will just be redirected to arms for rebels in the next regime change country. Same shit different diaper. As you were shitizen.

Divided States of America's picture

Is this sneaky chimp obola trying to play the ebola boots in africa card to deploy more troops closer to the middle east and russia? Unfuckin believable.

Ahoy Polloi's picture

we need to sign this bill to see what's in it

Stoploss's picture

Obama-  The Classless Ass...

willpoi's picture

Americans need to pay the healthcare of some foreign folks.

Bunghole's picture

We vaccinated some folks

El Oregonian's picture

I'm sorry, did he just say obola or obama needs to be cured?

I know both are very dangerous to the population.

centerline's picture

$6B? - pocket change.  No prob.

Earl Slaughter-- Truck Driver.'s picture

Printed? Nah, just zeros on a key pad, like this: 6,000,000,000.00

There, done!

cowdiddly's picture

No, the 6 billion is just to set up the African Affordable Healthcare Exchanges.

himaroid's picture

Moar crony corruption proceeds.

Using our own money against us.

Rot in hell bastards. 

Monty Burns's picture

Showing total cases on a graph is misleading. By definition it's going to demonstrate a continually rising trajectory. 

By the way I thought we were all supposed to be dead by now....

hedgeless_horseman's picture



You misheard. We are all supposed to be in debt by now. I think we are pretty close.

cowdiddly's picture

What Ebola? I have been watching all the major news channels and have heard nothing about an epidemic.

IridiumRebel's picture

it's a country in Africa, right?

hedgeless_horseman's picture



Oceania has always been at war with East Ebola.

Thanatos's picture

What fucking numbers?

Every-fucking-thing I survey is a Legal Fiction.

From a to z.

We are (and have been) living in Plato's Cave... Nothing real out there..

Just Shadows and Shadows buried in Bullshit.

There is no bottom to it either.

This Ebola shit is gonna be bigger and much worse (Real Ebola or Not) than people think.

There have been lots and lots of meetings about this.

People are leaving jobs over this shit...

But since it ain't on the news, I guess it's a conspiracy theory.


blindman's picture
Peter and Mickey speak with author/attorney Mark Lane
November 29, 2014
Dr. Mary's Monkey

max2205's picture

Why does every fucking president thinks he is running a fucking charity for the world out of our pockets.



Fuck this shit!

buzzsaw99's picture

ebola isn't a problem anymore. he said it was hard to catch so no biggie.

kchrisc's picture

Government is a racket.

All governmnet actions are schemes for stealing more money and power.

All governmnet pronouncements are lies, and cover, for the above mentioned rackets.

Ebola is nothing but a scheme to steal money, now $6Bil. more, and power, forced quarantines, marshal-law conditioning, and the installation of an Ashkenazi "Ebola Czar," Ron Klain.

An American, not US subject.


The goodness of God, Allah, or what have you, cannot be proven, but the depravity of governmnet can be.

economessed's picture

$6 billion?  Ha hahahahahaha.    Moron.

Fuku Ben's picture

When you've recently liberated the gold of another sovereign nation how much of a credit line does that extend for you with the fraudulent fiat producers cooperative?

foxmuldar's picture

National Debt just broke $18 Trillion and Obama doesn't even blink when it comes to demanding more money for anything he feels deserves more of our tax dollars. Didn't this loser ever hear of a budget? 

silverer's picture

Budget? We don't need no stinking budget!

CaptainSpaulding's picture

Attorney from Budget rental car on line one.... Stat!!!!

homiegot's picture

It's all funny money at this point. Sure, why not. Forward.

SofaPapa's picture

+1  This about sums up where we are today.

silverer's picture

President Golfstix is just not be being realistic.  He knows full well this will take 11 to 12 trillion dollars: $300,000 to hire 5 qualified people to fight Ebola for four months, and the rest for re-election for his third term.

are we there yet's picture

I am not buying the argument that It is the white mans burden to fix Africas endless problems, diseases, corruption, despotic leaders, etc. The argument that it is in our best interest to solve their endemic problems keeps getting thinner.  Now if ebola suddenly only attacks bankers and the Fed we might reconsider.

SillySalesmanQuestion's picture

How much to loblotimize and fix O'Barry?

SickDollar's picture

yay Muppet Show is on today

CaptainSpaulding's picture

Im adding it up on the calculator as we speak

18,000,000,000,000 + 6,000,000,000= -9EEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE-E$#$#%%*

                    Oh shit, It broke

MedPro's picture

Searching for previous comments posted a month ago on this subject & noticed they were gone. Erased? Not sure about the articles.

That sort of thing normally happen on here ?

yellowsub's picture

Entitlement is a far more dangerous epidemic that is already wide spread...  

dexter_morgan's picture

queue the MSM Ebola scare resumption...............

it'll be raining ebola by tomorrow

4 wheel drift's picture

we need tons of true ebola to be rid of the obolas

Atomizer's picture

CDC has turned into another Solyndra. It won't be long before 'I plea da fif' is touted in a court room.