Even if you didn't know about it, if you pay attention to the US government at all then you probably won't be surprised to find out that yesterday bush vetoed another bill which would have lifted restrictions on stem cell research funding. Now two of the three vetoes he's cast have been to stymie research that the majority of Americans support, with the third being cast to avoid having to end the occupation of Iraq.
I don't like federal funding of things that will only financially benefit corporations, but sadly it is common practice, and for now I think that stem cells hold so much promise that getting the research done is more important than curtailing corporate welfare in this case. Unfortunately for some unfathomable reason our president seems dead set on delaying research or withholding funds in this case. It would be nice if he'd help get rid of the billions of dollars in free money our government gives oil companies instead, but he doesn't seem at all interested in that. I guess they pay him more...
I can tell you one thing for sure though, despite stem cell research opponents' protestations proclaiming love for all life. If stem cells could grow into any weapon we wanted, the researchers would have more money than they knew what to do with.
...and did the bloated face of power spit down upon the people's will?
- The Enemy Within