Investing in Science, Technology, and Medical Research
Advancing scientific thought and discovery has been a hallmark of American innovation and global competitiveness. It is also a moral and ethical imperative. Medical research into diseases, complex medical conditions, and genetic abnormalities needs to remain an urgent budgetary priority. These disorders and illnesses can be better treated and cures are ultimately possible if our investment of resources keeps pace with advances in technology and human knowledge.
Funding the natural sciences is also paramount for our country. Understanding and combating climate change, better forecasting severe weather and other natural hazards, and protecting our environment so that we may live healthier lives are just a few examples of the dividends that can be paid back many times over if we properly focus our resources.