February 13, 2007

Who Needs Cancer Research Anyway?

Filed under: General,Idiots — Cory @ 1:02 am

From the article:

Funding for the National Cancer Institute had been going up steadily for a decade, but now President Bush wants to cut the funding for the second year in a row — this time by $40 million.

In other news,

Another way to get at the $1 trillion cost of the Iraq War is to note that the Treasury could have used the money to mail a check for more than $3,000 to every man, woman and child in the United States. The latter alternative would have an added benefit: Uniformly distributed and spent in this country, the money would have provided an economic stimulus that the war expenditures have not.

For example, it would take almost three decades to spend a trillion dollars at $1,000 per second, and if spending at this rate occurred only during business hours, more than 120 years would be required to dispense the sum.

Hopefully nobody gets hurt over there because Veterans Face Consecutive Budget Cuts:

The Bush administration’s budget assumes cuts to funding for veterans’ health care two years from now – even as badly wounded troops returning from Iraq could overwhelm the system.

But at least its for a good cause:

For example, the president proposes just a one-year patch for the growing problem of the alternative minimum tax, which is whacking more and more middle-class families who thought they were beneficiaries of the Bush tax cuts.

And this:

“We were looking for the president to elevate the funds, but he eliminated a number of programs that affect the [Chesapeake] bay,” said Sen. Ben Cardin, a Maryland Democrat. “If it became law it will be very bad news for the bay.”

And this:

A program that protects more than a million acres of trails, wilderness and historic sites in the West would see another cut under President Bush’s proposed 2008 budget.

Sadly, this could go on and on and on.


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