Skip to comments.N.Y. tax checkoff funds for cancer research sit idle
Posted on 10/13/2013 8:14:09 AM PDT by KeyLargo
N.Y. tax checkoff funds for cancer research sit idle
Since 2005, New York taxpayers have donated $1.8 million through their income tax returns to aid the fight against prostate cancer, but researchers have yet to see a dime.
Tax-return donations to fight prostate cancer not going to research
That’s a lot of money to raise that way, since it’s not a “checking this box will not increase your tax or reduce your refund” check-off. It’s a real donation.
Ever since the 1920`s, Albany is a bunch of Mafioso goons. Graft is their middle name and Crooks is their family tree.
“Ever since the 1920`s, Albany is a bunch of Mafioso goons. Graft is their middle name and Crooks is their family tree.”
Maybe because this law was put into effect by New York Republicans, and Democrats control the Senate now?
Governor Pataki, Senate Majority Leader Bruno Announce New Law To Create Prostate Cancer Tax Check-Off Box
- Dollars Raised Through Voluntary Check-Off Will Be Matched by The Prostate
Cancer Foundation -
“to aid the fight against prostate cancer
Noooo big deal, it’s only men who get prostate cancer.
But had this fund been dedicated to breast cancer, it would be NYT front page news, the lead story on CNNABCNBCCBS, women would be demanding investigations, Andy Cuomo would be claiming this will NOT be tolerated .”
Men are subject to extreme discrimination in healthcare.
Men today die on average 6 years sooner than women. In 1920 the variance was one year. The death rates for prostate and breast cancer are similar, but because men die of other things more frequently-accidents ,war, heart disease etc., there are fewer men left to die of prostate cancer. This is akin to saying people from a nation like Zimbabwe are immune to Alzheimers- but in fact they die of other things before they can get old enough to contract Alzheimers.
To date, there are numerous federal offices on womens health, and not a single one for men. Also, the lions share of gender specific medical research is done on behalf of women.
The good news, they know where the money is. if this was Illinois, it would have ended up as walking around money for a community organizer/constitutional professor.
They do know where the money is??
Why do I doubt that.