And as for those four places where Ebola patients can be properly isolated, their total capacity is limited to about fifteen beds, some already occupied, so that's another frustrating part of the problem. And now, it sounds like some in Washington are already starting to politicize the situation, playing the blame game. And that's why this article is so short, containing questions but not answers!
The Race to Control the Senate
Landriuex (D) vs. Cassidy (R) in Louisiana
Pryor (D) vs. Cotton (R) in Arkansas
Begich (D) vs. Sullivan in Alaska
How things go in these contests will depend to a great extent on how the voters there view what the Democratic Obama administration is doing to deal with crises in the areas of foreign policy, the economy and currently, with the threat of Ebola. This will overshadow whatever the Senatorial candidates are saying. The level of dissatisfaction (or approval) in these areas could make the difference, when voters translate it into how they make their Senate choices, even though Barack Obama is not on the ballot. And a strong turnout by traditional Democratic voters (students, women and minorities) is unlikely in these mid-term contests where social issues which usually arouse them are taking a back seat to issues in the areas mentioned above.
The U.S. economy is underperforming, and the Federal Reserve’s low interest rate policies won’t reinvigorate it. To cope with the financial crisis, President Barack Obama pulled out all the stops — record deficits, bank and automaker bailouts, and sweeping financial reform — but since the summer of 2009, GDP has advanced only 2.2 percent annually. One out of six men ages 25 to 54 remain jobless, wages are stagnant and family incomes continue to fall.