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Wednesday, March 09, 2011
Suzy Khimm, Mother Jones
Submitted by: Editor

David Koch: Lamenting Cancer Research Cuts—and Bankrolling the GOPers Behind Them

[Mother Jones] Conservative billionaire and bankroll of the Tea Party David Koch lamented the deep federal cuts that are expected to impact both the National Institutes of Health and the National Cancer Institute—and, by extension, MIT's new David H. Koch Institute for Integrative Cancer Research.

[Mother Jones] "If the cutbacks happen, it will significantly diminish the level of research that can be carried on at the Koch Institute," he said, speaking at the opening of the research center.  Koch, the executive vice president of Koch Industries, implored the deep-pocketed attendees of the ceremony to fill the gap with personal donations: "I earnestly ask you to do all you can to help maintain the superb research at the Koch Institute at its maximum level."

But who's responsible for making these crippling cutbacks?

A number of the very same Republicans that David Koch and his brother, Charles, have bankrolled in their deep-pocketed—and successful—effort to help the GOP win back the House.

House Republicans axed $1.6 billion in NIH funding in the budget bill they passed last month—5.2 percent of the agency's budget—which will deliver a significant blow to the agency's National Cancer Institute, according to government officials. 

David Koch is a piece of garbage.

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