Cutter wrote on Jan 25, 2013, 21:52: So no, you can't convince me that that there's the need to spend even 1 penny of tax dollars on research science.
It's a good thing for our sake (and yours even though you don't know it) that you have no choice in the matter.
Both the private sector and the government research incubate each other, we could go back and forth on cause and effect all day. They both have very positive effects on society as a whole and that's why I'm glad people with some vision are making the decisions. I don't personally care for the majority of the arts funding but I recognize their influence on society and our subsequent benefit. I don't like how every penny of my tax money is spent but I don't sit there and miser it either, some things are just necessary.