When you allow the smartest among us, to do research,we have incredible breakthroughs and people(ie....you, me, our friends, family and neighbors) actually are able to beat diseases and live.
As seen on 60 minutes last night. researchers at Duke University, have started treating aggressive brain cancer with a version of the polio virus, and treating it successfully!
When we elect the people to govern us who are NOT the smartest among us, this is what we get:
In an interview last week, Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker fired a shot across the bow of academe. Defending his proposal to cut $300 million over the next two years from the University of Wisconsin (UW) System, Walker opined, “Maybe it’s time for faculty and staff to start thinking about teaching more classes and doing more work.”Apparently the researchers who are busy in the lab doing research and saving lives and eradicating disease are not working. I wonder what Scott Walker thinks a full day of work consists of?
In the wake of Republican victories at the polls last Tuesday, Assembly Speaker Robin Vos opened another chapter in a contentious relationship with the University of Wisconsin System.
Vos said he wants university research to be geared toward helping the state's economy, "not on ancient mating habits of whatever."
Robin Vos will never be accused of understanding any topic he speaks to, but it is interesting that he speaks to helping the economy when research brings in a billion dollars a year and Robin Vos brings in failed marriages, forced ultrasounds and low wages.
Gerrymandered districts or not, can we please STOP electing stupid people?