Discussion in 'Science and Technology' started by nitroz, Aug 13, 2012.
Nasa deserves to be funded even more to keep innovation up and the economy thriving.
I'd keep funding NASA myself, I think it's a worthy investment at a number of different levels.
If the US cut 20% of its mlitary budget (largely achived by closing all off-shore bases) it wouldn't have a budget crisis to begin with.
Break it up and sell it off.
I would love for NASA to have gobs of money to play with and use for all sorts of exciting stuff.
I'd also really love for every American child to have a home and a full tummy. How about highways and bridges that are not falling apart? And schools that actually teach our kids to compete on the world stage?
How about we pay our teachers and cops and fire fighters what they're worth?
Oh wait, I forgot, idiot rw's believe that's CommieMarxFascSoshSomething Or Other. They believe we raise taxes on the middle class and give it to the 1%. Stupid.
I agree that we should increase jobs for those people who have a direct impact on our everyday lives.
To Do List:
1. Cut Defense Spending
2. End Tax Breaks for All Businesses, Corps, etc. (That plan hasn't worked. They are just hoarding the money instead. It's time to make EVERYONE pay their fair share.)
3. Increase funding for Law Enforcement, Education, and Firefighting. Make it specific and mandatory that the additional go directly to jobs.
Now How much are we saving?
And our tax income has increased while putting more people to work.
Once we accept the fact that government spending does not grow the economy it's easier to accept the concept of less funding for toys for big boys. It's no secret that NASA is in the global warming propaganda business now that Hussein cut the Space Shuttle program. What's the sense of sending robots to Mars and keeping a hunk of junk in space? Let China and Russia do it for a change. Clinton sold them the technology.
Well, Tax cuts don't improve the economy. Instead, it just lets the well off hoard their money, deficits increase, and unemployment rates rise.
It's time for something that gives SOME kind of RESULTS to anyone besides the well off. It might not prove to be much in the end, but IT'S A START!
Private enterprise can do the same thing, cheaper and without government monies
Interesting then that healthare in the US costs 6 - 10 times per capita what it does in countries which offer universal healthcare.
And let's face it - it is very often superior healthcare, as well.
NASA should be focused on automated robotic exploration of space and ASSISTING private industry to gain payload and delivery expertise.
There are issues to resolve in Climate Change and Earth Resources such as upper atmospheric measurements, solar irradiance measurements, ocean studies and other tasks that should be continued.
The rockets and payloads are ALREADY private. NASA doesn't make crap. And the Mars rovers are a prime example of leveraging tech into the private sector. To make a rover -- you are developing the same type of breakthrus required for 21st Century manufacturing automation.
But the days of cowboys riding rockets is probably over for them. And orbiting labs that don't really have a payback or application other than doing maintenance on expensive telescopes.
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