Republicans like Sen. John “bombs away” McCain and others have begun calling for an “Ebola Czar.” We don’t need a czar; we need the Republicans to put the country first instead of putting their ideology first.
America’s top doctor is the surgeon general. It is his or her responsibility to coordinate the response to an infectious breakout in America. During crises, like the one we are experiencing now with Ebola, the surgeon general is the “go to” person. It is the surgeon general that tells the general public what is going on. Without a surgeon general, what we have instead is a whole bunch of people telling us what is going on. This crisis is a very complex scientific event and the different nuances that different doctors might employ can and does confuse people. Confused people tend to panic more easily.
The Republican Party and the Conservative Movement have only two motivations for their actions: 1) Serving large corporations and the Greedy Rich class; 2) getting elected and staying in power. Everything they do can be put into one of these two, or even both, of these categories.
Let’s take a look at the minimum wage debate:
Democrats want to raise the minimum wage so people who are working hard for a living do not have to live in poverty. In other words, Democrats think the American should be for everyone, not just the Greedy Rich class.