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Sunday, August 12, 2007

Which Way Missouri?

The great state of Missouri has been robbed—of eight hundred and fifty million dollars.

Who are the thieves? That’s up to you to decide.

By my way of thinking, the Republican Party and the Religious Right should divide the guilt. Their political games denied Missouri eight hundred and fifty million dollars, which should have gone to that state’s economy—and to medical research, the fight against incurable disease.

First, let us judge the magnitude of what was lost.

$850,000,000.00 Big bucks. Thar’s enough to pay for a McDonald’s double cheeseburger for each of America’s three hundred million citizens.

How significant is that? Yesterday, another state, New Jersey began a battle to raise $450 million (over ten years) for stem cell research. Governor Jon S. Corzine signed legislation to allow New Jersey voters to make the decision—whether or not to spend $450 million—roughly half the amount of money that was lost to Missouri…

And golden California, our glorious Proposition 71, three hundred million a year—and Missouri could have had $850 million? That’s almost like three extra years of full funding from the number one source in the world.

Don Reed

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