From Ethan Barton at Daily Caller:
Six nonprofit groups that criticized President Donald Trump’s proposed budget cuts failed to mention the nearly $179 million in Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) grants they’ve received since 2009, according to a Daily Caller News Foundation Investigative Group (TheDCNF) analysis of federal spending data.
American Association For The Advancement Of Science got $18,472,552.
Reality check: Well, at least they were out marchin’ marchin’ for a purpose after all.
They might be right about the evils of budget cuts but, no matter, it is bound to seem like Harmageddon to AAAS:
Trump plan for 40% cut could cause EPA science office ‘to implode,’ official warns
A grim budget day for U.S. science: analysis and reaction to Trump’s plan
Is Trump cutting muscle or fat? Let’s see what happens in the next five years. Organizations whose virtue has been bankrolled forever have every incentive to cut the muscle and then scream for the taxpayer to come and rescue the fat.
See also: But PNAS: You are in the Marchers’ gunsights too… They don’t so much care what the reality is as they want to police your and my interpretation of it. You can have them or science. And they are forcing you to choose.