"As reported by Science magazine, Congress has cut science funding increases for fiscal year 2008. This comes in spite of the earlier announced presidential initiative to increase funding for basic research to improve the future economic competitiveness of the United States."
The report comes from Slashdot, with a Hat Tip to Mr. Reynolds.
Let's make sure we have everything straight here. The Republican President is calling for more funding of basic science, and the democrat controlled congress slashes funding for basic science.
As Mr. Reynolds would put it:
They told me that if George W. Bush were elected, the United States government would cut funding for basic science And they were right!