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Newt Gingrich opinion piece - Double the NIH budget

Discussion in 'Other Health News and Research' started by Denise, Apr 22, 2015.

  1. Denise

    Denise Senior Member

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    Newt Gingrich believes the NIH budget should be double what it is:
    "Double the N.I.H. Budget

    By NEWT GINGRICH APRIL 22, 2015


    MCLEAN, Va. — NO one who lived through the 1990s would have suspected that one day people would look back on the period as a golden age of bipartisan cooperation. But in some important ways, it was. Amid the policy fights that followed the Republican victories of 1994, President Bill Clinton and the new majorities in Congress reached one particularly good deal: doubling the budget for the National Institutes of Health. ...."


    follow this link to read the entire piece:

    http://www.nytimes.com/2015/04/22/opinion/double-the-nih-budget.html?ref=opinion&_r=1



    (I agree.)
     
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  2. *GG*

    *GG* senior member

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    I'm not certain, lets cut the waste first, I think we just need to stop funding so much research on hay fever and male pattern baldness! We have 18 Trillion plus in debt, this is simply unsustainable!!

    Our chickens are going to come home to roost, we need to stop this out of control debt and spending, or the little people are going to get hurt even worst, the 1% rich will be fine.

    GG
     
  3. Valentijn

    Valentijn Senior Member

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    Words I never thought I'd say or type: I agree with Newt!

    :vomit:
     
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  4. Sasha

    Sasha Fine, thank you

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    I don't have a clue about US politics or politicians but came across this and thought it would be of interest:

    https://www.facebook.com/CFSDocumentary/posts/943731855657670

     
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  5. JPV

    JPV ɹǝqɯǝɯ ɹoıuǝs

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    Seems like he's talking out both sides of his mouth. This was his position 6 months ago...
     
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  6. Asa

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    Kudos for "research funding" and "research criticism" as topics of debate in the public dialogue. Maybe this will become the Right's healthcare lead?

    Gingrich has 1.5 million followers on Twitter.

    gingrich tweets.PNG
     
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  7. Sasha

    Sasha Fine, thank you

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    Regardless of which party (in any country) comes up with an argument for increasing health research funding, if it's a good argument, I'm all for it and for getting it airtime among voters. Good to see this issue being raised by someone high-profile at a national level.
     
  8. Denise

    Denise Senior Member

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  9. Sasha

    Sasha Fine, thank you

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    Thanks, @Denise, didn't see that - I'll ask for this thread to be deleted.
     
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    Denise Senior Member

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    Can the two threads be merged so that all comments are retained?
     
  11. Kina

    Kina

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    I have merged the two threads.
     
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  12. Denise

    Denise Senior Member

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    Many thanks (for this and for all that you do)!
     
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  13. jimells

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    Ole Newt is a has-been from 20 years ago. He had his fifteen minutes of fame with his horrible "Contract On America" while his buddy Bill Clinton was president. As a presidential candidate, he proven himself to be a first-class buffoon.

    What's that you say? They're from two different branches of the Business Party? Well sure, but when it comes to helping Walmart, killing foreigners, and sticking it to working people everywhere, there's no disagreement except on tactics.

    In the early 90s I lived in Northwest Arkansas, the corporate home of Walmart, and sometimes shopped at their flagship store in Springdale. Draped across the entrance was a huge banner proclaiming "Made in America!!!".

    Not long after Clinton was promoted from Governor of Arkansas to King of the World, the "Made in America" banners were gone, along with the US factories that used to make stuff that working people need to live.

    Sam Walton used an interesting technique to turn his regional chain into an international monster: he bought a bank and loaned himself the money to expand.
     

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