This topic is flying around blog networks faster than you can say "Bush is a wanker" ...so I'll join in!
The Administration (apparently something like the mysterious "management" in that Carnivale TV series!) wants to suspend funding on further service missions to the Hubble Space Telescope.
What would this achieve? Humans are explorers and we need to look out into the stars to see where we are going. The telescope can also tell us where we have come from and at what stage our evolution is at. We have to find these answers in the Universe so we can survive, not only on this planet but out there...
For inspiration view the latest Hubble image.