Traditional Values Coalition is releasing the results of a six-month investigation on the questionable funding priorities and institutional rot at the National Institutes of Health (NIH), identifying over half a billion dollars in waste and mismanagement.
Summary of NIH Grants (“The List of Horribles”)
Letter to the House Subcommittee on Labor-HHS-Education (July 27, 2011)
Part 1: Some Samples of Federal Funding
Part 2: Funding the People’s Republic of China
Part 3: Weed, Pay-to-Play Condoms, and Sex Diaries
Part 4: Subsidizing Our Russian Parasites
Part 5: University of Minnesota’s SexPulse
While liberal greed pervades the Washington establishment, cuts in spending are decried by the Left as forcing children to starve or imperiling the social safety net for our parents and grandparents.
The bottom line is that WE’RE BROKE. It was President Barack Obama who promised to struggling American taxpayers:
No amount of waste is acceptable – not when it’s your money; not at a time when so many families are already cutting back.
Yet today, it doesn’t take much to turn a shovel in the dirt in Washington to uncover mountains of waste — or in the case of the National Institutes of Health (NIH), over half a billion dollars in wasteful spending that Washington insiders have plunged America into debt to keep funding!
Traditional Values Coalition calls on Congress to enact a moratorium on future NIH grants towards behavioral science and foreign institutions, and further that Congress conduct an immediate and full-fledged investigation into the NIH grant awards process.
But what makes the spending at NIH particularly offensive isn’t just the fact they’re wasting the American taxpayers’ money. It’s the types of research, the amounts given to specific researchers, and in some cases the illicit (and sometimes illegal) behavior the NIH studies.