Republicans are proud of their endless budget cuts. They love to quote Ronald Reagan's joke about how "the nine most terrifying words in the English language are 'I'm from the government and I'm here to help,'" which never fails to set Teabagger audiences into apoplectic fits of applause and mouth-breathing cheers of approval. This is not some shady part of their political record. This is something they're proud of, something they post in high and prominent places of their websites.

And so I think it's perfectly fine, even sensible, to tie Republicans to the Ebola outbreak. On Friday, Dr. Francis Collins, head of the National Institutes of Health, told the Huffington Post it's likely this outbreak is a big deal exactly because of the Republican-led budget slashing. "Frankly, if we had not gone through our 10-year slide in research support," Dr. Collins said, "we probably would have had a vaccine in time for this that would've gone through clinical trials and would have been ready." Our public health infrastructure is crumbling, and that's because of Republican-led budget cuts.

Republicans love to point out examples of scientific research that they think is wasteful in their speeches, but they never acknowledge that important, civilization-saving tools like vaccines suffer from their cuts, too. So I have a response for President Reagan. These are nine words that are even more terrifying than his own, when it comes to an Ebola outbreak: "I'm from the government and you're on your own."

I think this ad for the midterm elections from the Agenda Project, which places the blame for the Ebola outbreak at the feet of Republicans, is absolutely fair game. You really should watch this video and share it far and wide: