By Wayne Allyn Root, Special for USDR
From my commentaries the last few weeks at Blaze, it’s clear I’m concerned about a potential Ebola pandemic inside America. Nonetheless Ebola is a worry about a potential problem. A theoretical problem. No one knows yet how much damage Ebola can do to America.
On the other hand, we have already experienced the damage, destruction and pain of President Barack Obama. Let’s compare Ebola to Obama.
President Barack Obama delivers remarks during a campaign rally for Gov. Pat Quinn, D-Ill., at Chicago State University on Sunday, Oct. 19, 2014, in Chicago. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci) AP Photo/Evan Vucci
President Barack Obama delivers remarks during a campaign rally for Gov. Pat Quinn, D-Ill., at Chicago State University on Sunday, Oct. 19, 2014, in Chicago. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)
Ebola- so far, 1 dead and 2 nurses infected.
Obama- almost 50 million Americans on food stamps (15 percent of the U.S. population); 108 million on welfare or other entitlement programs; an all-time record number on disability and Medicaid; and $3.7 trillion spent on welfare over the past five years under Obama.
Ebola- the healthcare, decontamination and security costs for Ebola are frightening. But so far there are only a handful of patients. Ebola is with us for weeks, or months. Then it’s gone.
Obama- the $7 trillion in debt added by Obama (so far) will cause decades of pain for American consumers and taxpayers, damage middle class quality of life, and reduce U.S. economic growth for many generations to come.
Ebola- threatens to damage various sectors of the economy, but no one knows how bad it might be.
Obama- already destroyed economy. Over 92 million working age Americans are not working; there are 10 million less Americans working than the day Obama took office (even though the population is dramatically higher); we now have the lowest workforce participation rate in recorded history.
Ebola- this dreadful virus might overwhelm US healthcare system and result in higher health insurance premiums to pay for the massive cost.
Obama- no guesswork needed. The facts are in. Obamacare has already wrecked the U.S. healthcare system and dramatically increased our premium costs. Premiums were up more in the past year than in the prior eight years COMBINED.
But the worst is yet to come- rates are going even higher in 2015. And a second round of health insurance cancellation notices are going out right now.
Ebola- this virus has no known interaction with the IRS. It never came after me personally.
Obama- used IRS to try to destroy conservative donors and critics. I’m a witness. The White House clearly ordered the IRS to try to destroy me not once, but twice. Judicial Watch demanded the IRS hand over all documents related to my case. The IRS had 30 days- BY LAW- to comply. That was 15 months ago. The IRS has broken the law of the United States for well over a year to cover up for the crimes of Obama.
Ebola- doesn’t sell guns to anyone.
Obama- in the “Fast and Furious scandal” the Obama administration sold guns to Mexican drug lords that killed or wounded over 300 Mexican citizens- plus a US border agent. So far that’s approximately 300 more deaths and injuries than Ebola has caused in North America.
Ebola- doesn’t trade deserters for 5 Jihadi terrorist murderers.
Obama- demoralizes U.S. military by making that unimaginable trade; cuts size of military dramatically; sends 4000 troops into Ebola Zone (with only four hours of Ebola training); and purges more generals than any president in history.
Ebola- never infected a single person at the U.S. Embassy in Benghazi.
Obama- allegedly traded arms to Muslim rebels that led to deaths of four American heroes at Benghazi; ignored pleas from our Ambassador for more security; denied a rescue mission while our heroes were under vicious attack; then covered up the tragedy by blaming it on obscure movie no one in Middle East ever watched.
Ebola- doesn’t steal my money or regulate me out of business.
Obama- put in place the single biggest tax increase (Obamacare) in history. Even worse, he has proposed the most tax increases in history that never passed- 442. Worst of all, Obama is the No. 1 regulator in U.S. history (passing a higher quantity and cost of regulations than any president ever).
Ebola- so far has not affected the border.
Obama- has crippled border security. He has left our Southern border completely unsecured from massive waves of illegal immigrants desperate for cradle to grave entitlements; diseases like TB, Enterovirus and of course Ebola; and terrorist cells who could cross our wide open border and unleash a devastating 9/11-style attack on U.S. soil.
Ebola- so far poses no threat to Israel and has left the Middle East untouched.
Obama- his policies have endangered the security of Israel, and led to the “Arab Spring” that toppled dictators friendly to America, leaving the Middle East under attack from radical groups like ISIS.
Add it up.
Ebola is a terrible threat. But so far, it is only a threat.
Obama is toxic. Obama has had a devastating effect upon America’s economy, healthcare system, national interests and reputation across the globe.
Ebola might give us a punch in gut.
Obama could be fatal.