Agree with worf.This will require a HUGE culture change in
academics! University leaders are used to flying first class to several
meetings/discussions each year. Faculty have an open checkbook for what they
want to attend, including gatherings outside of the U.S.This same
culture change will have to happen in our government as well.
"Showing restraint and value?"Government and the president
need to exemplify this statement. Solyndra, vacations, sending American money to
other countries, and useless stimulus packages don't cut it.How can
anyone respect political statements, when there's no example.