NASA: they write letters
I was expecting this one, but I did not enjoy reading it.
"...the research and analysis budget for FY06 was reduced by about 5% from what we thought to have in our program last September, and we are now planning a budget for FY07 and beyond that is 15% below previously-planned levels"
"...we have decided to respond to these reductions in an across-the-board way..."
Short version: money you thought you were getting? Not so much.
Now, I don't want to sound ungrateful or anything, but when you're in the middle of a project for which people have been hired, with actual salary committments and contracts, having your budget cut in mid-year makes life interestingly hard...
Interesting times, eh?