Color me surprised that the Republican-led House is poking its nose into NSF research again, looking for stuff it can mock. On his list of stuff “no taxpayer benefits from” is research into bicycle design. The grantee, Mont Hubbard, defends the research:
Earlier this month I went to the doctor for a checkup. I left with medications that I will probably take for the rest of my life. Most were cheap, but one — a statin — costs $2 a dose. As near as I can tell, I don’t need it and am better off without it. My cholesterol numbers are quite good. Even the doctor said so. But he prescribed the statin any way, because why not? I can think of about 720 reasons annually.