Tuesday, April 05, 2011

"There's a true schizophrenia where if you say to voters, you know, do
you think the federal government spends too much money and they should
spend less, they say yeah, absolutely.  Then you name specific things,
like Pell grants for students and they say, no, not that.  How 'bout
NIH, medical research funding?  Nah, you really shouldn't cut that.
And pretty soon you've proved that what the American public is against
is arithmetic
       -- Bill Gates, March 10, 2011