For the last twelve years I have grown more and more concerned about our Government, and the way they run us into a financial doomsday every couple years. How have we not revolted yet, and asked them to at least give us a detailed description of where our tax money gets spent? And why are they spending more than they make each year, thinking that they will escape the inevitable bankruptcy. What are we to do, if China wishes to come Collect on the nearly 2 Trillion dollars they loaned to us, so we could pay the richest people in the world a bunch of money that just got stacked in banks, and folded and placed inside their already overstuffed wallet.
There is a sense that the Government isn't following the ideals they are preaching. Wasn't it about a year and a half ago, that President Obama told us that it wouldn't be easy, that Americans would have to learn to live with less credit? Aren't they Americans too?? They are financing a war that should have never been started in IRAQ. What are we still doing there? They have all stated that we had no evidence to support our invasion, so why haven't we left?
The United States is no longer the great economical power that it once was, we are just giving away all of our resources to fund some ideas and research them. For instance there is a Grant with a ceiling as high as 3 million dollars, for someone willing to research Sea Snails off the coast of Alaska. Try to figure out this grant:
Funding Instrument Type:
|Category of Funding Activity:||Health|
|Expected Number of Awards:||33|
|Estimated Total Program Funding:||$80,000,000|
|CFDA Number(s):||93.310 — Trans-NIH Research Support|
|Cost Sharing or Matching Requirement:||No|
Additional Information on Eligibility:
- Other Eligible Applicants include the following: Alaska Native and Native Hawaiian Serving Institutions; Eligible Agencies of the Federal Government; Faith-based or Community-based Organizations; Hispanic-serving Institutions; Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs); Indian/Native American Tribal Governments (Other than Federally Recognized); Regional Organizations; Tribally Controlled Colleges and Universities (TCCUs) ; U.S. Territory or Possession; Foreign components, as defined in the NIH Grants Policy Statement, are allowed. http://grants.nih.gov/grants/policy/nihgps_2010/nihgps_ch1.htm#def_foreign_component
National Institutes of Health
The NIH Directors New Innovator (DP2) Award program was created in 2007 to support a small number of early stage investigators of exceptional creativity who propose bold and highly innovative new research approaches that have the potential to produce a major impact on broad, important problems in biomedical and behavioral research. The New Innovator Awards complement ongoing efforts by NIH and its Institutes and Centers to fund early stage investigators through R01 grants, which continue to be the major sources of NIH support for early stage investigators. The NIH Directors New Innovator Award Program is a High-Risk Research initiative of the Common Fund.
Really? They are going to award 33 people a total of $80,000,000. Although Health Research is a good investment, this is clearly absurd. I mean what are they going to expect in Return, a classified document? Now add another $80 Million in the Red. Who is responsible for this totally irresponsible spending without any type of return?