Thursday, December 20, 2007

Congress doesn't believe in science

Nobody seems happy with the omnibus spending bill except Congressional appropriators and the President. Among the bill's many faults, it seems scientific research has suffered at the altar of the 1.2 x 10^4 earmarks. Many programs were given "meager" increases of less than one percent, or outright cuts.

What's sticking in my craw? Cuts to Dept of Energy Fusion research and High Energy Physics.

'Cuz who would want nuclear fusion energy anyway?

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