But WHY is this a problem to be solved by taxpayers? Wouldn't there be better and more targeted funding if government bureaucracies were NOT handing out the money?
Collins boasts about tripling funding for research...to me, I wonder how much of that was wasted or not invested in other, more specific causes.
The fact that a mega-rich member of the 1%, a celebrity from the sports world, is on Capitol Hill demanding that MY money be used for his pet cause makes me wonder how he would like ME appropriating HIS salary for things I want done.
America elected/re elected a man who campaigned for the Presidency calling me rich, greedy and uncaring. He promised you that he'd address all your needs at my expense.
So now, the US government has hired people to take my money from me, FOR you.
As a result, it is impossible for me to continue my usual contributions to charities of MY choice.
If you need assistance, I suggest you contact the people the government has hired to take my money, on your behalf.
I’m with you. Funding medical research at all doesn’t sound much like government purview to me unless we’re talking about some kind of plague that’s a major national threat.
Ray (like Doc Rivers—good riddance to them both, Celts fans!) is a serious Leftist.
I’ve become pretty jaded with most charities anymore. I tell them I do not give money to them so they can use it to lobby the government for more money.
I give used clothes and household items to Goodwill, and cash to the Salvation Army.
He is appealing to the PRIVATE club that doles out PUBLIC money as if it was their own.