Yep. when our biggest fear was the Soviet Ruskies and their godless nuclear and rocket scientists burying us in nuclear dust, engineering and science was a rewarding career in the U.S., math and science education was a big deal, and shit got built and done. Grab your pocket protector and your slide rule and join the government research lab, we gotta beat the Russians!
If Trump and Putin are just a little too tight with each other (I mean, get a room for chrissakes and get it over with), maybe a little red scare from China is what we need to kick this Trump "be dumb and trust me gonna be huge" ignorance trip to the curb. Science and engineering ain't cheap, and sorry all you "just deregulate" people out there, China won't wait for a bunch of Elon Musk's and other magic pixies of the free market to just appear and make everything happen tax-free.
Gotta pay, and make science a thing again, or else, in the future, when the moon comes up, you can point at the sky and say "Hey look! The new territory of China!"
(and why not declare it a territory? China says, don't like it? try and take it from us, bitches... oh, you can't get past low-Earth orbit, can you? well, you got your Trump tax break and your new wall with Mexico to comfort you. Hang on, gotta go, the Space Creatures just arrived and they're impressed with Human forays off the Earth... Yes, WE will Represent the Human Race to the Galactic Community, thank you, 'cause YOU AIN'T HERE, ARE YOU BITCHES?)