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Science Funding Slashed

Original post made by Patriot, Midtown, on Dec 19, 2007

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Here's another direct cost of the Iraq War, aided and abetted by Bush and weak Congress.


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Posted by Gary
a resident of Downtown North
on Dec 19, 2007 at 3:17 pm

The Iraq war probably did contribute to the smaller increases (not decreases) in basic science budgets. However, it is the overall economy that dictates tax revenues, aggravated by the sub-prime issues, along with endless earmarks that short the NIH, NSF, etc.

It is time to cut tax rates, in order to stimulate the economy. We need private investment now.


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Posted by Patriot
a resident of Midtown
on Dec 19, 2007 at 3:21 pm

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Posted by Walter_E_Wallis
a resident of Midtown
on Dec 20, 2007 at 2:27 am

Based on the obstinate refusal of NASA to make decisions based on science rather than political correctness, and their failure to halt the foolish self-promotion at the expense of science by Hansen and the "et al" of et al and Sagan, they are still getting too much.


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Posted by Walter_E_Wallis
a resident of Midtown
on Dec 20, 2007 at 5:06 am

...and it is amusing that the usual doublespeak of government spending, where an increase that does not meet the request is called a cut.


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Posted by Resident
a resident of Another Palo Alto neighborhood
on Dec 20, 2007 at 8:44 am

When we hear of kids at high school doing science projects involving which brand of chewing gum keeps its flavor longest, I wonder if we are spending too much rather than enough?