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The United States is losing ever more jobs and becoming ever less competitive as our universities are cut back and companies move R&D jobs to Asia. We lost 687,000 high-tech manufacturing jobs lost since 2000. Universities cut back 20% on public research. 85% of growth in R&D employment by American companies occurred abroad.
National Science Board Report: US Losing R&D Jobs To Asia
By Dave Johnson
Oh right, we can't "afford" R & D, or at least to pay Americans to do it.