Just How Small a Sliver is Energy Spending in Our National Budget? Energy R&D Spending is Dwarfed By Defense and Health Budgets
All those "wasteful" energy programs currently threatened by the House GOP are but a tiny thread compared to military and health spending.
Wake me when the so-called "deficit hawks" stop gutting our paltry energy spending and start talking about the Department of Defense.
This chart (cc) from Third Way was released as part of a report—Creating a Clean Energy Century—last fall. I actually linked to it awhile back, but it feels particularly timely right now as the House GOP threatens pretty much every crumb of R&D funding. (Except for investment in nuclear and deep offshore drilling, of course.)