Laughter from crowd: “Which is fortunate because we have no money anyway…”
While speaking before a group of American scientists, Barack Obama joked of the nation being broke, but later called for even more government spending, as reported by Cybercast News Service on April 29, 2013.
While speaking at the 150th Anniversary of the National Academy of Sciences, Obama drew laughter from the crowd then he stated:
“Part of what has made the academy so effective is that all the scientists elected to your elite ranks are volunteers, which is fortunate because we have no money anyway.”
But Aren’t We Broke…?
Later in the speech, Obama stressed the need to further federal spending for science and technology “so that the United States remains competitive with the rest of the world.”
Directly blaming Congress, Obama said later in his speech:
“Nobody does it better than we do when it’s adequately funded.
We should be reaching for a level of public and private research and development investment that we have not seen since the height of the space race.
Right now we are on the brink of scientific breakthroughs to change life for the better, which is why we can’t afford to cut science and technology.
Unfortunately, that’s what we’re facing right now because of the across-the-board cuts that Congress put in place.”
The Obama Science And Technology Legacy…
Obama’s comments are in the wake of the American taxpayer spending over $150,000 on a study of “voice therapy” for transsexuals, as well as $385,000 to fund a study on the length of duck penises.
Since assuming office less than five years ago, the national debt under Barack Obama has gone from $10 trillion to almost $17 trillion.
It is estimated that by the end of his second term, he will have placed the American taxpayer in as much debt as all previous presidents combined.
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