• Ron Paul's Budget Plan Would Atomize Scientific Research

    If Ron Paul gets his way — and there's virtually no chance of that ever happening — a lot of government programs would not only be defunded, but completely destroy entire federal departments so that not one stone is left to lay atop another. Utter decimation.

    Some of the hardest hit programs would be obviously be the ones that aren't really of any value in our modern Age of Technology. Like, you know, a bunch of stupid useless science stuff

    The congressman from Texas and Republican candidate unveiled a budget plan yesterday to reduce the deficit that would eliminate five federal departments: Energy, Commerce, Interior, Education, and Housing and Urban Development.

    In one fell swoop, such a step would erase, among other programs, the Energy Department's $5-billion Office of Science, the $4.5-billion National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, the $750-million National Institute of Standards and Technology, and the $1.1-billion U.S. Geological Survey.

    A medical doctor who does not believe in the scientific principle upon which biology is based wants to eliminate government funding for scientific research?

    Really? I'd have thought he'd be a big proponent for education and empiricism.

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    Tags: Economy, Education, Primaries, Republicans, Ron Paul, Science & Technology


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