Over in Australia they are getting ready to cut back on the feedstock of the economy. According to Nobel Prize winning economist and former world bank president Joseph Stiglitz, historical evidence shows that basic research underpins wealth creation. A reduction in research funding is the wrong direction for an economic recovery.
In other words, you shouldn't eat your seed corn.
The billionaire's are not friends of the people. No one get's that rich without exploiting other people. It really is that simple. Those with the capacity to exploit others at such a scale have demonstrated their focus is on themselves. They should not be looked up to, nor allowed to lead.
This is as sad as it was predictable. Truly horrible people have been running the US. Those who continue to vote for them are not any better, really.
Not what we heard from the right wingers.