What Is "Heavy Investment" in Education, Clean Energy and Scientific Research?

In an article about the increasing number of people receiving long-term unemployment benefits the Post told readers that to have a labor force suited for the jobs of the future: "the Obama administration has tried to address that by investing heavily in education, clean energy and scientific research."
Actually, the Obama administration's investments in education almost certainly don't even offset the state and local cuts in spending forced by the recession. Its heavy investment in clean energy and scientific research is dwarfed by its spending on the war in Afghanistan.

--Dean Baker

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