Wednesday, November 17, 2004

Government Funding of Medical Research Sucks

First we have the CDC telling us that Pellet Guns, and Paintball Guns Can be dangerous. (And I thought the Painball guys wore helmets and face masks to look cool.) The CDC also told us the dog bites cause injuries.

Now the National Institute of Health has funded a study that says lack of exercise leads to obesity. It doesn't take an MD/Ph.D to figure this out. And if it did, it wouldn't take my tax dollars to fund it. Fat people - me included - are fat because they eat too much and don't exercise enough. We don't need a federally funded research program to figure this out.

Can we all write to our Representatives and Senators and demand that this type of stupid research be stopped. If we want to fund medical research, let's at least make sure that it is research that needs doing.

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