I don't agree.DarthFerret said:At least he is veto'ing the newest Stem Cell legislation. All morality debates aside, don't ya think that the companies that will end up making profit off of this should foot the initial startup costs, instead of us taxpayers?
Makes sense to me. Limited's method would also seem to work.EricBess said:As for not being one to foist opinion on others, I completely agree with that. However, I believe where Darth and myself disagree is the purpose of government. I do agree that one role of government is to collect and distribute taxes for public goods that no one would otherwise pay for. For example, roads, parks, etc. I do not believe that should extend to anything that benefits private individuals.
There are a lot of private funds set up for cancer research by private individuals. Why should tax money be spent there? And where tax money is spent on research, why shouldn't the financial rewards reaped from that research go back into funding additional research instead of more tax dollars? I wouldn't be nearly as opposed to such a structure.
To me, any tax that goes into this sort of thing is effectively people foisting their opinions onto others.