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By BlakeyV - Posted on 14 March 2009
I know he is my president to I just don't brag about it.
That site's not that funny. I prefer the Onion.
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Isn't that code for "in Limbaugh we trust"?
It's sad that we've reached a point where 'government service' is a dirty word... If we're the greatest country on earth, maybe we can have the greatest government.Lewis Black
I agree totally.
I'll be interested to see if this gets any media attention, and what will be done about it.
Which holds the power of law? This or the signing statement?
Calm down, NoMc! ;-)
This piece of legislation is a yearly thing, which funds the federal government, and had already been delayed for six months or so, leaving the government to operate under a temporary spending law. President Obama signed it a day before the temporary spending law was due to expire. Would it have been better for him to not sign it and have the government shut down for the remainder fo the fiscal year? Hardly!!
There are many things in there that the President disagrees with, but as he as often said, this is a piece of business from the previous year that needed to be finished up so we could move forward. He couldn't veto the whole omnibus bill just because of one thing, no matter what is was. Stem cell research is important to Obama, and he will do what is necessary to make sure the funding is put in place.
I hope you don't give up on your family and friends this easily! ;-)
McSame, shouldn't you research it first before you start flipping out....
That is not a lot of confidence in your President.
I will not throw the first punch but I wil certainly throw the last.....President Barack Obama.
Good grief, No McSame! I find that it helps not to go straight to Panictown and first so some research.
"But the research needed years of federal support in order to flourish—and the Dickey-Wicker Amendment stood squarely in the way.
Or did it? In January of 1999, Harriet Rabb, the top lawyer at the Department of Health and Human Services, released a legal opinion that would set the course for Clinton Administration policy. Federal funds, obviously, could not be used to derive stem cell lines (because derivation involves embryo destruction). However, she concluded that because human embryonic stem cells "are not a human embryo within the statutory definition," the Dickey-Wicker Amendment does not apply to them. The NIH was therefore free to give federal funding to experiments involving the cells themselves (what Republican Senator Sam Brownback, of Kansas, called a bit of "legal sophistry.")
The NIH, with input from the National Bioethics Advisory Commission and others, went on to develop guidelines outlining the types of human embryonic stem cell research that would be eligible for federal funding. These Clinton Administration guidelines, published in August of 2000, forbid the use of federal funds to destroy human embryos to derive stem cells (because of the Dickey-Wicker Amendment), but permitted research with stem cells that other, privately funded scientists had already derived from spare embryos slated for destruction at fertility clinics. "
Blah, blah, blah. Then Bush restrictions on, and now Obama lifted the restrictions.
The CNS article says, "Unless Congress passes and President Obama signs new legislation to repeal Dickey-Wicker, it will now be the law of the land at least through September 30, when this fiscal year ends."
But that shouldn't matter because of the decision above.
I'm not worried about this.
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