Medical Research Spending Under Bush

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In case you didn't know, medical research spending under Bush has dramatically increased, from -- in today's dollars -- $86B in FY 2000, to $136B now.

It has dropped in recent years as a percentage of total government spending, but that's only because government spending has increased too much elsewhere. And the spending on medical research, while it has tapered off in those years, has continued to outpace inflation.

So when people tell you Bush or the Republicans are standing in the way of medical research, now you know they are lying. They may be unwilling to spend money on certain things (like embryonic stem cell research, which was never federally funded at all before Bush, but now is, because of Bush), but overall, they are spending a lot more than any U.S. government ever has.

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