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by Gary Schoichet “YOU KNOW WHAT OUR PROBLEM IS?” stated Ian Read, CEO of Pfizer, in a sit-down with Blinding Light News Service (BLNS) yesterday. “Our problem is we can’t make any money in Africa with a drug that will cure Ebola. Even Europe is problematical — but give us Ebola in the United States and our R&D people will find a cure in a New York, or should I say, a Dallas minute. But at this time, more American citizens have been married to Kim Kardashian than have died of Ebola. How responsible as a company would we be if we spent so much money on research that is not affecting anyone that matters?” As most Americans know, President Obama caused the Ebola epidemic in Africa and, because he did not build high enough fences on the borders, is responsible for allowing Ebola to enter the U.S. According to Rush Limbaugh, the President did it to punish the U.S. for the hundreds of years of African-American slavery. Then he made sure that the Centers for Disease Control handled the deadly disease's initial entry into our country inadequately. That’s true. Ask Mitch McConnell (R-KY). “Even though we authored the sequester that took away 10 percent of the CDC’s budget," said the Senate minority leader in the midst of his close reelection campaign, "and were adamant that no more monies be spent on public health or education or food stamps or anything that wasn’t a tax cut for wealthy people, the Obama administration is 100 percent responsible for the CDC’s poor response to the Ebola epidemic.” McConnell also told (BLNS) that his ascent to majority leader would assure that the Ebola virus will never achieve American citizenship or any form of "amnesty." He added: “President Obola is an obvious danger to this country. When I am Senate Majority Leader I will continue to deny to the President any initiatives, even when I agree with him. Sometimes you just have to take a stand for what is right.” Mike Huckabee, former Arkansas governor and everybody’s fool, said on his Fox News broadcast, "When the government says it can't keep people out of the U.S., what it means is that it won't keep people out. We've seen our borders routinely ignored. So if someone with Ebola really wants to come to the U.S., just get to Mexico and walk right in." Air traffic between Liberia and Mexico reportedly increased by 300 percent before the next advertisement. Not to be outdone, Texas State Representative Steve Stockman told End Times broadcaster Rick Wiles that the Obama and his party use crises to “advance their philosophy and their agenda. I’m wondering if that’s intentional in order to create a greater crisis to use it as a blunt force to say, well in order to solve this crisis we’re going to have to take control of the economy and individuals and so forth.“ Pfizer’s Ian Read, lamenting his company’s absence from finding a cure or a vaccination for Ebola, said, “We are all for the Republican Party taking over the government. With them in charge, staffing levels in hospitals will be reduced and Ebola patients who need a great deal of care — only one patient has died in the U.S. and that was because he was misdiagnosed — will not receive it and with some deaths in America we can go to work on the cure and make money too.” AN ASIDE, MAYBE EVEN AN INDULGENCE: The senator from Kentucky also told BLNS that he blames Obama for the forty kilograms of cocaine hidden in a cargo of coal found on the Ping May, a ship owned by his father-in-law, James Chao. Elaine Chao was Secretary of Labor under George W. Bush and did less for working people than anyone ever in that position. McConnell’s fortune comes from his wife, whose fortune comes from the family business. Gary Schoichet is a prize-winning labor journalist, editor, and photographer. He writes and photographs what he sees. He nevertheless still has a sense of humor.