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    GOP Know-Nothings Fought Pandemic Preparedness


    When House Appropriations Committee chairman David Obey, the Wisconsin Democrat who has long championed investment in pandemic preparation, included roughly $900 million for that purpose in this year's emergency stimulus bill, he was ridiculed by conservative operatives and congressional Republicans.

    Obey and other advocates for the spending argued, correctly, that a pandemic hitting in the midst of an economic downturn could turn a recession into something far worse -- with workers ordered to remain in their homes, workplaces shuttered to avoid the spread of disease, transportation systems grinding to a halt and demand for emergency services and public health interventions skyrocketing. Indeed, they suggested, pandemic preparation was essential to any responsible plan for renewing the U.S. economy.
     
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    How is it so many of you think we should not monitor valcanoes or prepare for a pandemic?
     
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    you are such a fucking partisan moron

    no one said we shouldnt do ANY of those things
    just that it DIDNT BELONG IN A "STIMULOUS" BILL

    :rolleyes:
     
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    It will create jobs.
     
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    :doubt::eusa_wall:

    yeah, sure it will

    actually, most are already imployed that would do those things, unless you plan to create all new full time jobs for something you might only use once every 5 years

    and btw, this ISNT to pandemic level
     
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    Do you honestly think this has to do with political affiliation? The whole place is a snake pit.

    The Snake Pit - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
     
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    Our medications stockpile for this event is too small.

    How do medications get made?

    How many jobs would be created to fill the need?
     
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    Triple rep to you DiveCon.
     
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    Who will ship those meds?

    can you say jobs
     

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