Federal Budgets Matter Tremendously for Science
President Bush’s last budget is unlikely to expand dedicated and critical federal spending on science. It’s a problem that must be overcome.
By John Irons | Wednesday, January 23rd, 2008 | Share This | Print Print
In early February, the president will release his last budget proposal of his tenure in office. For policy analysts, the annual budget ritual is an interesting chance to take a look behind the political rhetoric and to gauge the priorities of the president and, shortly thereafter, Congress. It is easy to give a speech promoting science and technology, but concrete action will only arise if science programs are adequately funded through the budget.