So here it is, the President's budget proposal for FY09 for the Department of Energy.
There is a substantial increase in funding for basic physics research, but the same was proposed for FY08, and look what happened.
Again, considering the size of the budget and the size of the projected budget deficit, and the fact that a new president will take over in Jan 2009, do you have any confidence that Congress will pass this by end of Sept. 2008? I don't! This means that the miserable condition that science is operating under right now will drag on at least till the end of the year.