- The Washington Times - Monday, October 13, 2014

A series of new ads released Monday blames GOP budget cuts for thousands of Ebola deaths worldwide.

“Our goal is for every single American citizen to understand the role Republican anti-government fanatics played in the Ebola panic and in the death of literally thousands of people around the world,” said Erica Payne, founder of the Agenda Project and producer of the ad “Republican Cuts Kill,” McClatchyDC reported.

The ad shows more than two dozen Republicans, including Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell, Sen. Pat Roberts and Rep. John Boehner, repeatedly saying the word “cut,” mixes with images of body bags, hazmat suits and corpses.

“Republicans are like rabid dogs in a butcher shop,” Ms. Payne told McClatchyDC. “Their militant hatred of our government has consumed any common sense they might have once possessed. It is a sad day when people who are supposed to represent the public good deliberately gut programs that could protect our country from killers like the Ebola virus. CDC, NIH, and USAID have seen their budgets slashed by Republicans. Thousands of people have died as a result.”

The Agenda Project, a New York-based nonprofit, is responsible for the 2011 “Granny Off the Cliff” ad against Rep. Paul Ryan. The group plans ad buys in Kentucky, North Carolina, South Dakota and Kansas, McClatchyDC reported.

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