Republicans could scale back US science budgets

Washington (AFP) Nov 10, 2010 Budgets for scientific research in the United States could be scaled back with the return of a Republican-majority in Congress as conservatives aim to slash spending to reduce the ballooning deficit. The Republican electoral platform, the “Pledge to America,” details the party’s ideals of smaller government, lower taxes and robust national defense, and vows to “stop out-of-control spending.”


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