Trump’s OMB pick questions why government funds science.
You remember science, that pesky subjects Republicans like to ignore.
The person that takes the job will have a significant impact on budgets throughout the federal government, so it’s worth learning more about their views. President-elect Donald Trump’s pick is Rep. Mick Mulvaney of South Carolina, and he doesn’t really see the need for government-funded science research.
In a now cached Facebook post from September, when a debate was raging in Congress as to whether or not we should fund research into Zika Mulvaney writes:
“I have received all sorts of emails and FB comments this week on Zika. Some people want me to pass a “clean” bill (which I suppose means not paying for it with spending reductions elsewhere). Other folks want us to fund more research if we can find a way to pay for it.
No one has written me yet, though, to ask what might be the best question: do we really need government-funded research at all.”