Here comes yet another “good idea” from Dear Leader Barack Hussein Obama. He proposes that we taxpayers spend $100 million next year in order to begin a brain mapping project. He says the BRAIN Initiative could create jobs, and it will “… revolutionize our understanding of the human mind.” Obama says the research has the potential to improve the lives of billions of people worldwide. But (and there’s always a “but” when Obama is involved), the $100 million is expected to be “seed money” for a project that could take over a decade to complete.
There is, however, one slight problem: project goal(s). A working group at the National Institutes of Health (NIH) will work on defining the goals and develop a multi-year plan to achieve them. NIH will receive about $20 million in FY2014 above its initial budget for its services.
Obama said, while proposing the BRAIN Initiative at the White House:
“Ideas are what power our economy. When we invest in the best ideas before anybody else does, our businesses and our workers can make the best products and deliver the best services before anybody else.”
There’s that word “invest” again. Any idea that he favors is an “investment.”
Anyway, the last time Obama had an idea, we all know what happened. Obama said that he called upon numerous smart people in order to grow the economy. We are still waiting for the economy to grow.
“Today I’ve invited some of the smartest people in the country, some of the most imaginative and effective researchers in the country – some very smart people to talk about the challenge that I issued in my State of the Union address: to grow our economy, to create new jobs, to reignite a rising, thriving middle class by investing in one of our core strengths, and that’s American innovation.”
I guess that idea was an investment as well. There is nothing wrong with making investments or having ideas. Problems arise, however, when Obama surrounds himself and/or taps what he calls “smart people” that are nothing more than “yes” men. And the most painful part is that we taxpayers get to pay for his investments and ideas.
All of this despite sequestration.
But that’s just my opinion
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