With republicans and tea baggers refusing to increase taxes, even if it only means asking that corporations pay more than a net zero tax rate, get ready for exceptionally deep cuts in social spending on silly things like science. Most silly of all these is NASA, which studies the Universe. It turns out, the Universe is almost totally empty space. BORING.
The public thinks that NASA is too expensive, at 20% of the federal budget. It turns out, NASA gets about .6%