Recently, Republicans in the Senate and House of Representatives voted on bills to combat the Zika virus. President Obama asked Congress to allocate $1.9 billion to fight the virus. The House of Representatives acted as usual and gave the president a pittance $622 million. Senator Marco Rubio of Florida was livid! After Marco blasted them, they ended up passing a $1.1 billion package to combat Zika. That is not enough. It should have been fully funded.
Why didn’t they pass the entire amount? They were busy wasting their limited time and our money drafting a petition to demand the Library of Congress stop using politically correct terminology and go back to calling undocumented immigrants “Illegal Aliens.” They had “limited time” because they only scheduled themselves to work 111 days this year. They have decided that their time is better spent obstructing everything Obama proposes.
Why are we paying them? Why do they continue to get away with performing poorly? America, wake up! We need to fire the lot of them! And if you disagree, please don’t come back and gripe about catching the Zika Virus – You deserve it!
One example of Work Avoiding that Republicans indulge in is NOT funding efforts to combat the Zika Virus.
Zika virus disease is a caused by the Zika virus, which is spread to people through the bite of an infected mosquito. The most common symptoms of Zika are fever, rash, joint pain, and conjunctivitis. The illness is usually mild with symptoms lasting for several days to a week after being bitten by an infected mosquito. People usually don’t get sick enough to go to the hospital, and they very rarely die of Zika. For this reason, many people might not realize they have been infected.
However, Zika virus infection during pregnancy can cause a serious birth defect called microcephaly, severe fetal brain defects. And in many states now, a woman cannot abort a fetus just because it has a disability. Microcephaly is a condition where a baby’s head is much smaller than expected. During pregnancy, a baby’s head grows because the baby’s brain grows. Microcephaly can occur because a baby’s brain has not developed properly during pregnancy or has stopped growing after birth, which results in a smaller head size.
Republicans Lack A Work Ethic
Despite the fact that the Zika virus is a huge threat, the GOP believes the best way to reduce government is to be as dysfunctional as possible. With the upcoming election, Republicans are leery of angering their fundamental fanatical base. Even for something as important as funding the fight against a virus that causes severe birth defects. So instead they do nothing. They are the Party of Do Nothing!
During the short time that the Republicans are in session, their priorities are not on important issues. Zika funding? Nope. Supreme Court confirmation hearings? No Way. Coming up with ways to annoy Obama? Absolutely! Changing the wording in the Library of Congress to be intentionally derogatory? For Sure!
Here’s hoping that Zika comes back and bites every one of them on their ASSES!