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View Diary: Stem Cell Crisis in California: John Garamendi and Michael J. Fox v. Tom McClintock (135 comments)

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  •  Don't Forget the Economic Argument For Stem Cells (16+ / 0-)

    Hope you don't mind if I plug my diary from earlier today which I think may give you some additional ammo in this battle.

    Briefly the UK Government is going to great lengths to promote the growth of scientific research in fields such as biotechnology, and has specifically high-lighted stem cells as an area which is "not welcome" in the US but which they want to see develop in Britain. Are you in danger of suffering a reverse "brain-drain" of top scientists who give up fighting these political battles in America in favour of actually doing the work in countries like Britain where conditions are much more favorable?

    •  Totally. Agreed on all points. (0+ / 0-)


    •  Hey John Drake (5+ / 0-)

      I certainly don't mind: the more the merrier. I'm pretty much just keeping up with the flow of comments - let's hear it for the village! - but will go over and read your diary. Soon. Before the press conference tomorrow. Garamendi gets the economics of all health related matters; it's one of the things I appreciate about him. Thank you for your diary.

      Every Vote Count! Who's Counting Your Votes?

      by CalifSherry on Sun Oct 29, 2006 at 12:06:34 PM PST

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    •  Economic effect for whom? (3+ / 0-)
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      peace voter, 2dot, araucana

      While stem cell research would be likely to employ thousands of highly paid researchers, a bunch of those contributing to McClintock in the $1,000 and up category are insurance companies and insurance execs.  They'd rather have their policy holders die early than pay the bills down the road for medical treatment.  Shame on them.

      Wal-Mart, of course, chipped in with the maximum.  Any candidate they support has to stink.  Let's make more money for the half a dozen Walton family billionaires and screw hundreds of thousands of little people to do it.

      Lots of people listed as "unemployed."  Again, obviously relatives whose giving is controlled by their super wealthy spouse/parent.

      Finally, the Howard Jarvis Taxpayers Association and Kelsey Grammer.  Sorry, Dr, Crane, you blew that one.

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