This is a very nice post–I had received a heads-up e-mail from the APS asking to call my two Senators to roll back the House’s acquiescence of sequestration. Very timely. Thanks!
This is copyright protected material, so just enough exploration to get you interested.
Mar 12 2013
“Cutting the meager amount the federal government spends on basic science would do little to meet short-term fiscal goals while incurring huge costs in the future.
Less than one percent of the federal budget goes to fund basic science research — $30.2 billion out of the total of $3.8 trillion President Obama requested in fiscal year 2012. By slashing that fraction even further, the government will achieve short-term savings in millions this year, but the resulting gaps in the innovation pipeline could cost billions of dollars and hurt the national economy for decades to come.
As directors of the Department…
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