Let's start with the upgrade: $5M for energy-efficiency and infrastructure upgrades to the Centre. Certainly nice (I've worked in sub-standard buildings before) but really should be just the normal course of business.
The problem? Check out this quote:
To be fair, I have no real idea if the investment in infrastructure is "unprecedented." But when I first read it I read it as an investment in *science* infrastructure. Yeah, probably my problem, but the next paragraph says:
While technically true (a building with a roof on it will certainly help scientists do their research) the release makes it sound like the Feds are investing in science. They aren't. Nothing about new equipment. Nothing about increased operations funding. Nothing about investing in new people.
This ain't science folks - it's a bribe and a photo-op.