Friday, March 18, 2016

Small government politico discovers Big Gov't science, value

When your state is ground zero for an 18-death mystery disease outbreak you call in the feds and inelegantly step back:
Gov. Scott Walker says state health officials are working with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to contain a growing outbreak of a deadly bloodstream infection known as Elizabethkingia...
“Right now, we’re working directly through CDC with our Department of Health Services because when they look at something with this size and magnitude, CDC really wants to be at the forefront of that, and we’re looking to make sure that we contain that as much as possible,” Gov. Walker said. 
The outbreak is not contained, media report today:
The Michigan Department of Health and Human Services (MDHHS) confirmed Thursday that an older adult from the western part of the state has died after contracting the obscure blood infection, which has sickened more than 50 in Wisconsin.
Let's not forget that state health workers were among Walker's Act 10 targets.

And that Walker turned back Medicaid funding, and Amtrak expansion funding when it fit the ideological stance of the day.

And that other GOP officials are on the wrong side of these double-standards.

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