APS Commends President Obama for Robust Support of Research and Innovation

In his State of the Union Address last night, President Obama rightly stated that investment in research and innovation has yielded huge dividends for the nation.

“Support the same kind of research and innovation that led to the computer chip and the Internet, to new American jobs and new American industries,” he urged Congress.

Read the entire APS statement commending the President’s emphasis on research and innovation.

One Comment

  1. Henry A. Miranda, Jr. Ph. D.
    Posted January 30, 2012 at 1:33 PM | Permalink | Reply

    The phrase, “Tightening one’s belt”, in the context of our federal budget, (stressed to the extreme that it has been for the past three years by the expansion of Government spenind in a variety of fields unrelated to scientific research), is usually viewed by participants in its largesse as applying to all other entities than that of the commentator.
    In every instance, each such entity needs to ask itself if those expenditures supporting that entity’s research were to take a small hit —immediately— in order to achieve the stated broad objective, would it not be better for all in the long run?
    Lacking any such self-inquiry while giving lip service to the overall objective, is, in my view, not only pointless, but harmful to the Common Good of all.

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