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Old 02-10-2020, 07:49 PM
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trump budget science cuts


not really surprising. Except the agency that is shut down and has to hand back money.

1. National Institutes of Health: a cut of 7%, or $2.942 billion, to $36.965 billion.
2. National Science Foundation (NSF): a cut of 6%, or $424 million, to $6.328 billion.
3. Department of Energy's (DOE's) Office of Science: a cut of 17%, or $1.164 billion, to $5.760 billion.
4. NASA science: a cut of 11%, or $758 million, to $6.261 billion.
5. DOE's Advanced Research Projects Agency-Energy: a cut of 173%, which would not only eliminate the $425 million agency, but also force it to return $311 million to the U.S. Department of the Treasury.
6. U.S. Department of Agriculture's (USDA's) Agricultural Research Service: a cut of 12%, or $190 million, to $1.435 billion.
7. National Institute of Standards and Technology: a cut of 19%, or $154 million, to $653 million.
8. National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration: a cut of 31%, or $300 million, to $678 million.
9. Environmental Protection Agency science and technology: a cut of 37%, or $174 million, to $318 million.
10. Department of Homeland Security science and technology: a cut of 15%, or $65 million, to $357 million.
11. U.S. Geological Survey: a cut of 30%, or $200 million, to $460 million.
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Yeah, but any Presidential budget looks like a kids Christmas list, full of wishes they’ll never get.
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Old 02-10-2020, 08:45 PM
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Yeah, but any Presidential budget looks like a kids Christmas list, full of wishes they’ll never get.
True as that is, it still shows what Trump wants, and it's likely that some cuts in these budgets will be made even if they're not al that Trump wants.
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not really surprising. Except the agency that is shut down and has to hand back money.

1. National Institutes of Health: a cut of 7%, or $2.942 billion, to $36.965 billion.
2. National Science Foundation (NSF): a cut of 6%, or $424 million, to $6.328 billion.
3. Department of Energy's (DOE's) Office of Science: a cut of 17%, or $1.164 billion, to $5.760 billion.
4. NASA science: a cut of 11%, or $758 million, to $6.261 billion.
5. DOE's Advanced Research Projects Agency-Energy: a cut of 173%, which would not only eliminate the $425 million agency, but also force it to return $311 million to the U.S. Department of the Treasury.
6. U.S. Department of Agriculture's (USDA's) Agricultural Research Service: a cut of 12%, or $190 million, to $1.435 billion.
7. National Institute of Standards and Technology: a cut of 19%, or $154 million, to $653 million.
8. National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration: a cut of 31%, or $300 million, to $678 million.
9. Environmental Protection Agency science and technology: a cut of 37%, or $174 million, to $318 million.
10. Department of Homeland Security science and technology: a cut of 15%, or $65 million, to $357 million.
11. U.S. Geological Survey: a cut of 30%, or $200 million, to $460 million.
So we want China to “be the best”? Because this is how you make China the world leader in STEM.
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Old 02-10-2020, 08:52 PM
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He would not mind if his buddy Vlad is better at science.
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Old 02-10-2020, 09:06 PM
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What the hell is Homeland Security Science?
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Old 02-10-2020, 09:14 PM
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Yeah, but any Presidential budget looks like a kids Christmas list, full of wishes they’ll never get.
Right. The President doesn't have the power of the purse.
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Old 02-10-2020, 10:23 PM
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This is just for show, stands no chance of passing the House.

Bear in mind that Obama once saw one of his budgets rejected 414-0 by the House. These things are just wish lists.
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Old 02-10-2020, 10:30 PM
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Still, it's instructive to see the budget that he wants and what programs have no importance to him. We all know it has no chance. That doesn't matter. What he wants is to point to the sum total of the cuts and whine that the nasty Democrats are blowing up the deficit.
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Old 02-11-2020, 02:28 AM
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Yeah, but any Presidential budget looks like a kids Christmas list, full of wishes they’ll never get.
For defunding, I think POTUS has unilateral power. He and his stooges can block funds, block specific programs, constrain and fire scientists, and so on. He's already done this.

If you don't think he can block allocated funds, what was the Ukraine phone call about?
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