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Investments in science are more important than ever before

This will be a daunting task. With the Budget Control Act, Congress appears to have said, in effect, that federally sponsored science has no role to play in advancing the economy, that unemployment is a problem that only time will cure, and that the nation’s best days are behind us. How contrary to American tradition that would be! It must not prevail.

U.S. Congressman Rush Holt (D) represents New Jersey’s 12th District. A resarcher and educator, he holds a Ph.D. in physics from New York University.


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1 Tuesday, 20 September 2011 23:53
"The argument is that the government has been ineffective, that “investment” is a codeword for wasteful spending, and that the only way forward is for the government to lower its sights, stop making new investments, and scale back spending."

All true. But more importantly, so that we don't lose site of the real debate, is the fact that the states and the people didn't create the Federal government in order for it to create business, it was designed to promote the free market and therefore enabling the private industry to excel. One of many pieces of evidence to this can be found in the constitution, in the Patent Clause and the Commerce Clause. The patent clause Congress just meddled with and made weak. The actual role of the federal government is to protect the people from attack, both foreign and domestic. Our government has failed greatly on both fronts. One example is the attack on 9.11.01 the other comes from the infiltration of Socialists into the Democratic Party..

"government’s support for research and development (R&D) has fallen by nearly two-thirds since the 1960s, I have little doubt that R&D will bear more than its share of these latest cuts."

Lets have a look at what the government did before and after 1960. Before, it created the Atom Bomb, Nuclear powered warships and jets. All fine achievements. After 1960.... NASA. OK anything else?

Before 1960 the private sector. Steam Locomotive engine, flight of man, the assembly line, telegraph, telephone, electricity, lightbulb (that the feds just screwed up) any number of vaccines etc. Do you really want me to continue?

Lets look at government after the 60's, NASA and umm... well lets move on to the private sector shall we? Microsoft, Apple, IPODS, Smart phones and thousands of other products from all spectrum of the freeman's mind of imagination, self worth and tenacity.

OK, that's enough of trying to run down your very debatable socialist views. Bottom line is that all you want is to subsidize more companies like the one in California that just went belly up while stealing the citizens money. You have an agenda and it's called having all the control you can possibly gain over the people. We have the UN silently in your corner with the Green Initiative that is nothing more than a fleecing of the American people under the falsehood of man made global warming. You stop the drilling of oil then push this barely accomplished tecnoligy on us. Not to leave out all the fancy words used such as Sustainable Energy, Sustainable Living, Sustainable Towns. Sustainable Energy, make me laugh. You have to be able to create enough of it in order to make it sustainable. This notion of windmills and solar panels iis a fraud. You and your cronies call it Global Warming, but back in the mid 70's when this socialist agenda started taking shape, you created Earth Day and told us that we were on the brink of Global cooling!

This Green institution is nothing but fraud just as you are a fraud. Clean Coal? Are you kidding me? Keep it up and you'll never be allowed back into WVa. Those coal miners find themselves permanently out of jobs and your liable to get lost deep in a coal mine.

I ask, Who Is ICLEI? Why are they created by the UN and why are they in our towns. Why is our federal government taking it's marching orders from the United Nations on all of this Sustainable nonsense?

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