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Michael Moore Ties Ebola to Republicans, Wall Street, and the NRA

Filmmaker Michael Moore took to Twitter early Thursday morning to slam conservatives for what he believes is their role in exacerbating the Ebola outbreak. In a series of tweets, Moore took to blaming everyone from the NRA to Texas Gov. Rick Perry, congressional Republicans, to Wall Street bankers.

Many have used Ebola to advance their respective political agendas, and Democrats have latched onto a claim by the head of the National Institute of Health that budget cuts to medical research have prevented the NIH from developing a vaccine for the deadly virus. On the other side, several have suggested the president is responsible for the outbreak.

Moore started his Twitter rant by criticizing Texas’s healthcare resources — or, lack thereof — and then further slamming the state for not teaching evolution in its textbooks and removing Thomas Jefferson from history curricula:

Moore then joked that he was definitely (not) reassured when Gov. Perry asserted his control over the situation:

The United States does not currently have a permanent Surgeon General, and Moore blamed the NRA and Republicans in Congress for that.

After the economic recession of 2008, he said, health agencies’ budgets were cut but those who caused the crisis weren’t sent to jail. These budget cuts, he says, have “kill[ed] lives.”

So basically, it’s all the GOP’s fault. Ah, politics.

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