Spend spend spend spend

I love it when wingers are always against more gummint spending, except when said spending would bring home some bacon to prove they're not just sitting on their butts in DC all week. So it's not surprising that the possibility of a new National Bio and Agro-Defense Facility has garnered the attention of born-again Tax and Spend Republicans like Dick Burr and Liddy Dole.

There's more . . .

U.S. Sens. Elizabeth Dole and Richard Burr sent a joint letter to Chertoff on March 27 in support of the North Carolina proposal. Burr is chairman of a Senate subcommittee on bioterrorism and public health preparedness. "The state of North Carolina has repeatedly displayed its commitment to protecting the American public in high priority areas including public health, bio and agro-security, food safety and emerging and zoonotic infections," the senators wrote. "We believe locating the NBAF in a state with thriving biotechnology and agricultural industries is critical in ensuring animal health research is part of our nation's national security."

I wonder what the Puppetmaster thinks about this?

Oink, oink.


I have nothing against research.

In fact, I think there's a case to be made for an even bigger role for the government funding more basic research. My big problem is with Republican hypocrisy.