The department is spending $800,000 this fiscal year on stink bug research, double last year’s budget, Mr. Hackett said. But he estimated that seven more full-time researchers were needed, at a cost of about $3.5 million a year for salaries and research expenses.
How long until John McCain fires of some bitchy anti-science tweet or soundbite? I'll save him the trouble of writing it:
$3.5 mil a year for stinkbug research? Something smells.
It must be quite liberating to be able to say anything when you know nothing.