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CRITICS QUESTIONING RECENT GOVERNMENT ASSURANCES AMID GROWING CRISES
DAGEN MCDOWELL: Especially with the CDC, since the Ebola patient only had contact with a few people and now all of a sudden we are looking at 100 people. Either they knew and didn't tell you or they don't have a handle on the situation. Part of the CDC job is to calm the public and not create hysteria. I am troubled by the fact that any time somebody testifies in front of congress I already expect they are lying. What about the head of the secret service doesn't tell the President of the United States that a man with a gun was with an elevator with him- if she is withholding information from her very boss- what does this say about the government at large and us? We are the ones paying the bill.
CHARLES PAYNE: I agree, I don't think anyone would disagree. Lack of faith in government has been coming for a long time. We have to be more vigilant ourselves and more demanding as citizens. Separate the country from the people running the country, that's another dangerous part of this whole thing- the aura that we have lost it.
CHARLIE GASPARINO: There are two stories here: There is the story of whether this administration is the most incompetent administration that we have ever seen- there is a degree of screwing up here-... The other is Ebola: we should stop flights from these countries; I said this in the past on this air. I know it's difficult but we are going to bring it here- and we did. The other thing is, they say it's impossible to get.. I've talked to doctors off the record and they will tell you this.. it's not as easy to get as the common cold but a lot easier than Hep C or AIDS.
ADAM LASHINSKY: Three cheers for us... the news media... for giving the government a hard time for every mistake they make. That's exactly what we should be doing, representing the citizens of this country. Governments and big organizations make mistakes all the time and defend themselves all the time, and they should defend themselves.. and then when they keep screwing up then they fire people and try harder.
RPT: NORTHEAST LOSES 40 percent OF HOUSE SEATS AS PEOPLE FLEE HIGH-TAX REGION
CHARLES PAYNE: There is no doubt that high taxes are playing a role, but it's also regulations. Here is the irony of all of these big cities in the Northeast, they are always complaining about income inequality- and they all have the worst income inequality- they are forcing middle class people and poor people to leave.
ADAM LASHINSKY: We run the risk here of confusing correlation with causation. Yes, people are moving from the Northeast to the South, yes the South has lower taxes, but that doesn't necessarily mean that accounts for the migration.
CHARLIE GASPARINO: Let's be clear: they want to leave because there are no jobs.
DAGEN MCDOWELL: As the population ages you are going to see a greater exodus- no income tax, much better weather and access to better healthcare that's the holy trinity if you're getting old.
SEATTLE IMPOSES FINE ON RESIDENTS FOR THROWING OUT TOO MUCH FOOD IN THE TRASH
DAGEN MCDOWELL: You are supposed to compost and not throw away food waste, even lettuce. If you have a garbage can full of lettuce- listen I have a compost bun outside my house and it is going to be critterville in Seattle. 400 grand to train and educate.
CHARLIE GASPARINO: Seattle sounds like a horrible place, they search through your trash. How are they trained, who trains them?
CHARLES PAYNE: This is more liberal than SF. These guys are so nuts, when you turn garbage men into food police- what is next. If you have garbage men going through garbage to measure how much you have... that's worrisome.
ADAM LASHINSKY: This is very sensitive for me because I hate composting. That said, they are trying to reduce food waste and things that are going to the landfill that shouldn't- these are good goals. You are trivializing people who are trying to pursue good goals.
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