Wednesday, October 3, 2007

Scott's Pen

It took Bush six years to veto his first bill, when he blocked expanded federal research using embryonic stem cells last summer. In May, he vetoed a spending bill that would have required troop withdrawals from Iraq. In June, he vetoed another bill to ease restraints on federally funded stem cell research. Odds are that Hillary and Rudy will be running against each other. I know that everyone votes for what is important to them and I will be doing the same. I am a liberal republican which is why I like Rudy. With that said, he has been pandering to the conservative right of which stem cell research is a non-starter. I had a colleague at my former employer mention that had the US been funding embryonic stem cell research he may have been able to walk by now. With that said, when going to the polls, keep in mind what you want but also know what you will never get. In my opinion while we have conservative evangelical mvmnt controlling the republican party, you may get lower taxes, better defense etc but your friend's son and others that you know or may come in contact with may never walk, eat sit up etc. while you may have a few extra bucks in your pocket.Scott


Barbara said...

Well said!!

Anonymous said...

Very true!-Kelly

Anonymous said...

OK Scott,
I have felt this way all along.
This is why I have not picked a party since I registered to vote in Florida. I know my issues and that is how I will vote.
More younger people need to get out and vote. They are the onGM Lorrainees that need to be heard. Not the 70 year old plus people in congress that are not worried about their grand and great grand children.
Stem cell research is the future, just like organ donation.

ACHIEVE said...

Scott I couldn't agree more. Sadly the average American truly doesn't knwo how significant Stem cell research and eventually harvesting is. The sky is the limit as to what we can produce, organs , body parts, and of course what seems to be severely needed CELLS .