Field of Science


The best thing I can say about the last two years is that Democrats have made real investments in science. After eight years of stagnant or falling funding, it was like a breath of fresh air.

Luckily, Republicans are back to suck the air (and life) out of us again. After the complete clusterfuck that was the Bush administration, I don't know why anyone would be willing to call themselves a Republican, much less vote for one. But if I knew everything about human nature, I wouldn't have to run experiments. 

I wish Obama and the Dems had been doing more to fix up the wreckage left behind by Bush, but at least they don't seem hell-bent at destroying the economy. I hope you all enjoyed the respite.

In the meantime, vote. Just in case.

For previous posts and more details on Republican and Democratic science policies, read this, this, this and this, among others.


The Lorax said...

real investments in science? Has it gotten to the point, where not having cuts is considered an investment? If so, I must be making a ton of investments in the stock market these days.

GamesWithWords said...

@Lorax: The science budget got a sizable increase in each of the last two budgets. The stimulus bill also included a good chunk for science. Sure, that wasn't enough to make up for all the lost time during the Bush years, but it *is* something.