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Trump’s budget: Say goodbye to U.S. tech pre-eminence

Preston Gralla | April 5, 2017
If enacted, the budget would go a long way toward changing the U.S. from a leader to a laggard in new technologies

Trump’s budget proposal is just that — a proposal. Congress has the power of the purse and prepares a final budget that it sends to the White House. Democrats are in full-throated disapproval of the current budget’s cuts in spending on science and technology, and there are signs that a number of Republicans don’t agree with such cuts. The two parties need to band together and write a budget that won’t threaten our worldwide lead in technology, but instead cement it. They’ve done it in the past. They can do it again — and they need to, if we are to retain our technology pre-eminence.

 

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