Lawmakers Who Cut Funds For ALS Research Take Ice Bucket Challenge For ALS Research

I know that republicans for the most part believe that government should not be the driver for many things; such as affordable housing, education, research and development, anti-poverty programs and etc. However, republicans who also argue that the marketplace is the champion of efficiency, can hardly argue that in order to fund life saving medical research, waiting for the whims of private charity would be the model of efficiency, that is crazy. I would like to see a republican try to explain how the might of the aggregate total of the American taxpayer dollars used to fund medical research would be a bad or an inefficient thing. Often it is the whole that is greater than the sum of its parts and republican ideology tries to eclipse that fact. The policy choices made during the past forty years have done much to weaken the social contract that built our middle class in what was known as the strongest economic force of the world, Those days are gone and it can be traced back to the Reagan ideology and its subsequent legacy. Our decrepit infrastructure, our skyrocketing higher educational costs and our less than stellar health care outcomes can all be traced to the paucity of our public funding. We can change that if we make our priorities and choices align themselves towards lifting all boats amidst the rising tide.
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Lawmakers Who Cut Funds For ALS Research Take Ice Bucket Challenge For ALS Research

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  1. Reblogged this on Through Political Eyes and commented:
    Oh irony, how I love you.

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