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    Decreased Funding from NIH in SCI

    Did anyone notice the $14 million decrease from the NIH recieciently posted. Can somebody explain logically or reasonably this?

    http://report.nih.gov/categorical_spending.aspx

    We need to do something to change this, before we loose more good researchers in our field. What can we do to get the NIH to accelerate neuroregeneration?

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    Sequestration:

    On March 1, 2013, as required by statute, President Obama signed an order initiating sequestration. The sequestration requires NIH to cut 5 percent or $1.55 billion of its fiscal year (FY) 2013 budget. NIH must apply the cut evenly across all programs, projects, and activities (PPAs), which are primarily NIH institutes and centers. This means every area of medical research was affected.

    http://www.nih.gov/news/health/jun2013/nih-03.htm

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    Ouch. Thanks Grammy, that's what I thought. Are there any high level steps being proposed to increase funds? Looks like we are better off appealing to hot shot billionaires.

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    Quote Originally Posted by GRAMMY View Post

    Sequestration:

    On March 1, 2013, as required by statute, President Obama signed an order initiating sequestration. The sequestration requires NIH to cut 5 percent or $1.55 billion of its fiscal year (FY) 2013 budget. NIH must apply the cut evenly across all programs, projects, and activities (PPAs), which are primarily NIH institutes and centers. This means every area of medical research was affected.

    http://www.nih.gov/news/health/jun2013/nih-03.htm
    Grammy,

    If you look at the graph provided by Skipow you will see that the cuts are not being made evenly. Maybe the cuts are from budgets that were going to rise much more than SCI, but you can see that SCI isn't at the top of our governments medical concerns.

    Jim

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    We need to have a united advocate group for research. We should partner with other neuro disease advocacy groups to push for a federally funded neuroregeneration initiative! Maybe we could do a lobby day after W2W this late summer, since it is in Bethesda, Maryland if U2FP is okay with that?

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    Quote Originally Posted by GRAMMY View Post

    Sequestration:

    On March 1, 2013, as required by statute, President Obama signed an order initiating sequestration.
    Thanks Obama...

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    I wrote many years ago in the political forum this was going to happen if Obama was elected. Obama is a big spender. He going to fund the social causes that he feels strongest for and the ones that support him and his colleagues. Obamacare, immigration, global warming.

    Look at what Al Gore has done for global warming. The money that's has been wasted on false data, made up reports to support their side. All to pocket them and their colleagues. Obama and his colleagues get huge financial support from this sector. They fund their campaigns and keeps them in office.


    Here's a link to all the wasted money that went to green energy companies, which I might add many were headed by guys that knew nothing about running a company or much about green energy. They were PAC guys jumping on the gravy train.

    http://www.dividedstates.com/list-of...lar-companies/

    We are talking about billions and billions of dollars.

    I know the liberals here will say this doesn't belong in this forum. But it does. All this has everything to do with funding the NIH.

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    Quote Originally Posted by funklab View Post
    Thanks Obama...
    Huh? Sequestration was the result of the Tea Party's push to balance the budget. Not that Obama was blameless, but it wasn't his idea.

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    Who makes the decision on percentage distribution on research in the NIH? The President, Congress, or NIH Directors?

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    Quote Originally Posted by khmorgan View Post
    Huh? Sequestration was the result of the Tea Party's push to balance the budget. Not that Obama was blameless, but it wasn't his idea.
    Um, no! Sequester originated from the White House.
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