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Science on a Shoestring

Among the newly proposed federal budget cuts is $1.1 billion from the Department of Energy Office of Science which funds the majority of physics research at universities and national labs.

The exact programs within the Department of Energy Office of Science to be cut will be detailed by the committee soon. But this is utter devastation for the people that form the bedrock foundation of our high tech economy, and train the next generation of scientists and engineers. It is breathtakingly stupid. And how does cutting $100 billion in government spending “help our economy grow and create jobs”? The immediate result will be the loss of something like a million jobs. This is just an order of magnitude guess, based on the notion that all government spending supports jobs one way or another, at about $100k per job.


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