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Wed Aug 10, 2016, 05:59 AM

Florida says four new locally transmitted Zika cases, Congress must act on funds

Source: Reuters

Florida has four new cases of people likely infected with Zika through mosquito bites in Miami, Governor Rick Scott said on Tuesday, as he urged Congress to reconvene and approve additional money to combat the virus.

The additional cases are all in a one-square mile area in Miami-Dade County that includes Miami's Wynwood district, Scott said, bringing the total of locally transmitted cases in the state to 21.

"Every day that passes that Congress and the president fail to come to an agreement hinders our national response to Zika," Scott said in a statement. "The federal government must stop playing politics and Congress needs to immediately come back to session to resolve this."

Read more: http://www.reuters.com/article/us-health-zika-florida-idUSKCN10K269

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Response to uawchild (Original post)

Wed Aug 10, 2016, 06:49 AM

1. Republicans refused to fund it before they took a vacation. . . . nt

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Response to Bernardo de La Paz (Reply #1)

Wed Aug 10, 2016, 08:45 AM

6. They know that voters will not hold them accountable. They'll blame Obama!

 

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Response to uawchild (Original post)

Wed Aug 10, 2016, 06:54 AM

2. Republicans to America: "As the Party of NO & FAIL we are extremely busy."

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Response to uawchild (Original post)

Wed Aug 10, 2016, 08:10 AM

3. Gov. Scott learns that it's not nearly as fun when his own state suffers from GOP obstruction.

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Response to uawchild (Original post)

Wed Aug 10, 2016, 08:44 AM

4. Hey Scott! Ask Mitch McConnell!

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Response to uawchild (Original post)

Wed Aug 10, 2016, 08:44 AM

5. Congress won't act. More devastation will ensue. Obama is blamed!

 

See how that works?

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Response to uawchild (Original post)

Wed Aug 10, 2016, 10:03 AM

7. For the '14 elections, they hyped ebola fears for political gain.

In '16, they'd prefer to have a raging zika epidemic in progress while the election is occurring.

They're bad for national security.

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Response to uawchild (Original post)

Wed Aug 10, 2016, 03:59 PM

8. Scott cut mosquito control funding since 2011 now reaps what he's sewn

Scott and the Republicans in Florida cut huge amounts of mosquito control funding and even a top research lab for mosquito related studies since 2011 and now he's declaring an emergency, but doesn't think that his cuts had any effect hypocrisy at it's finest, let the Feds pay for what he refused to do.

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