Today the Obama administration presented its budget, and it included $7.767B for the National Scientific Foundation (FY 2012).
That's an increase of $894.5 million, or +13 percent, over NSF's current operating level.
How does this compare to the Republicans? Rand Paul wants to cut 62% from the NSF budget.
Look, I know that "winning the future" is just a political catch phrase. And I know that Obama is not what he campaigned on. And I know that right now he is determined to be relected and is willing to do that on the backs of the poor. That seriously, seriously degrades his status, in my opinion.
But, at the least, we ought to really pay attention to research, if that's going to be the catch phrase (and it should be). Paul, on the other hand, does not seem to have a clue what makes a country prosper.
Besides, would you really rather have Romney in the White House. Or Huckabee?