August 20, 2019

Please Respect Our Tax Dollars

“Big Government lobbyists and entrenched bureaucrats are predictably hysterical about a common-sense congressional push to improve transparency and accountability about wasteful taxpayer-funded monkey experiments. They’re worried that once Congress sees how the National Institutes of Health squanders billions in public money each year on so much monkey business, lawmakers might tighten the purse strings.

One solution to help these monkey abusers avoid some of that pesky public accountability they despise: Find your own funding in the private sector.

Here’s what they don’t want you to know: NIH has recently wasted $11 million to stress baby monkeys and turn them into alcoholics, $4 million to feed monkeys unhealthy diets to induce heart disease, $19 million to destroy parts of monkeys’ brains so that they can’t recognize faces, and, as part of a $30-million-plus program, they drilled into monkeys’ skulls to study how their brains respond to musical sounds.”

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