goggles and quit lumping all of us on the same bandwagon. There are plenty scientists who don't subscribe to the current paradigm of tax and funnel to pet causes, and would prefer that we have a more privately based scientific effort. Richard Feynman condemned his greedy colleagues who would lie to the public about their research in order to assure themselves of more govt funds. Bell labs and many other private institutions have been great sources of scientific discovery. Not all scientists are slaves of the state.
"I never submitted the whole system of my opinions to the creed of any party of men whatever in religion, in philosophy, in politics, or in anything else where I was capable of thinking for myself." - Thomas Jefferson