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Thursday, October 04, 2007

Priorities, Priorities

2007 Pentagon budget-- 459 billion dollars.

2007 National Institutes of Health (NIH) Budget-- 29 billion dollars.

NIH is the federal agency that supports the vast majority of biomedical research in the US-- research that seeks to find cures for human diseases, such as cancer, heart disease, diabetes, Alzheimers, asthma, arthritis, infectious disease (to name just a few).

UPDATE: For once I can actually say "Yay for Hillary!"

And check out the braindead Republican response to Hillary's plan.


Anonymous Anonymous said...

PLUS the NIH is an organization that you deal with quite a bit, I'd wager, so there's reason enough to zero out the funding.

12:25 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

“In a time of universal deceit, telling the truth is a revolutionary act.”
-- George Orwell.

1:23 PM  
Anonymous Sword of Truth said...

"We sleep peaceably in our beds at night only because rough men stand ready to do violence on our behalf."
- George Orwell

If it takes 459 bilion dollars for those men to be properly equipped and trained, then so be it.

1:31 PM  

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