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Michael Eisen on Budget & Economy

 

 


We need to fight together in unison against all budget cuts

Q: What can we do about budget cuts for science?

Eisen: Scientists, don't just complain about NIH, NSF and other budget science cuts. The whole budget is a travesty and must be fought in unison.

Q: On a practical level, to do that, don't we need to point out the biggest problems with it?

Eisen: It's a strategy to pit groups against each other--it's the premise that we need budget cuts that's the problem.

Source: Twitter posting on 2018 California Senate race , Mar 16, 2017

We need to fight together in unison against all budget cuts

Eisen: Scientists, don't just complain about @NIH, @NSF and other budget science cuts. The whole budget is a travesty and must be fought in unison.

Twitter Question: I agree, tho on a practical level, to do that, don't we need to point out the biggest probs w/ it? Yes, many besides sci cuts.

Eisen: It's a strategy to pit groups against each other--it's the premise that we need budget cuts that's the problem.

Source: Twitter posting on 2018 California Senate race , Mar 16, 2017

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