This is the last time, I swear, since beating up on poor Andrew is kind of like slapping paraplegics out of their wheelchairs: it's not difficult, and it's even less fun. In any event, take it away, Andrew (all emphasis tail-waggingly added):
It seem like there's been broad condemnation of President Bush's veto of a bill that would use federal money to research stem cells ... US law allows stem cell research, so long as it is not federally funded.
Then, of course, there's reality:
The House on Wednesday failed to muster enough votes to override President Bush’s veto of a bill to expand federally funded embryonic stem cell research... Bush on Wednesday rejected the legislation that could have multiplied the federal money going into embryonic stem cell research, ... Bush was making good on a promise he made in 2001 to limit federally funded embryonic research to the stem cell lines that had been created by the time.
As the saying goes, Andrew, you're entitled to your own opinions. You're not entitled to your own facts.
BONUS SNARK: What would I do without the somewhat popular TBogg? Probably have to develop some actual talent and, God knows, that sounds like work.
The place to look is at stock purchases in private companies involved in stem-cell work.
Are Bush and his buddies secretly buying in (and hoping to scoop windfall profits)???
The government is broke. Bush needs business to make this all happen, and guess who will pay?
Ah, Andrew Smith... making fun of him *is* just a bit too easy, isn't it?
If you need some more material, do check this out.
Alright cc, I'll admit that I was wrong that out of an R & D budget that is well over $25-billion per year, I missed the $36-million of federal funds that was spent on embryonic stem cell research. For a government that spends over $2.4-trillion in total spending, $36-million is pocket change... you are only arguing about symantics. Grow-up.
I'll wager that trying to have a discussion with Andrew about the finer points of "symantics" would be pretty much a waste of time. Call it a hunch.
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