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    Re: Obama to End NASA Constellation Program

    Quote Originally Posted by Ethereal View Post
    Right. Gotta stay away from those massive entitlement programs - wouldn't want to cut those, as they're far more important than America's investment and legacy in space exploration.
    I know you're being sarcastic, but yes. If I had to choose, I'd cut space exploration.
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    Re: Obama to End NASA Constellation Program

    Quote Originally Posted by Toothpicvic View Post
    Nasa is a huge waste of taxpayer dollars for the most part. Sounds good to me.
    So is welfare, but I don't hear you saying that should go.
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    Re: Obama to End NASA Constellation Program

    Quote Originally Posted by megaprogman View Post
    Government has big budgets. Conservatives cry.

    Obama cuts an agency's budget. Conservatives cry.

    There is no pleasing you people.
    That's basically what I was getting at.
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    Re: Obama to End NASA Constellation Program

    Quote Originally Posted by megaprogman View Post
    Government has big budgets. Conservatives cry.

    Obama cuts an agency's budget. Conservatives cry.

    There is no pleasing you people.


    He's not cutting NASA's budget at all. In fact, it's being increased.

    I guess there's no reading with "you" people.
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    Re: Obama to End NASA Constellation Program

    Quote Originally Posted by Toothpicvic View Post
    Nasa is a huge waste of taxpayer dollars for the most part. Sounds good to me.
    NASA has only ever been a tiny, tiny part of the federal budget.
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    Re: Obama to End NASA Constellation Program

    Quote Originally Posted by American View Post
    So is welfare, but I don't hear you saying that should go.
    Same with a lot of welfare programs probably.

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    Re: Obama to End NASA Constellation Program

    Quote Originally Posted by AgentM View Post
    That's basically what I was getting at.
    And you're as wrong as he is about that. There's no budget cut here.
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    Re: Obama to End NASA Constellation Program

    Quote Originally Posted by megaprogman View Post
    Government has big budgets. Conservatives cry.

    Obama cuts an agency's budget. Conservatives cry.

    There is no pleasing you people.
    Because he cuts funds for space exploration and shifts them over to his global warming obsession, all while ignoring the real problem, which are all the bloated entitlement programs that hang like an albatross around America's collective neck.

    Perhaps he should use some of that left over stimulus money to pay down the debt, or use the funds for direct, low-interest loans to American small business.

    The man doesn't know the first thing about economics, so its' really no surprise that his rhetoric about spending is nothing more than another silly canard.

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    Re: Obama to End NASA Constellation Program

    I say that NASA should take the money dedicated for "climate-change research," invent a special social security-style "lockbox," and then spend it on actual space programs. It can't cost too much money just to make up a bunch of fake data anyway.
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    Re: Obama to End NASA Constellation Program

    Quote Originally Posted by AgentM View Post
    I know you're being sarcastic, but yes. If I had to choose, I'd cut space exploration.
    The future of mankind is in space exploration and exploitation. The benefits society has incurred from the technological spin-off alone has been worth the investment in our destiny to reach the stars.

    Entitlement programs, on the other hand, have served little other purpose than as a public feeding trough for voters and bureaucrats. Nearly all of them are financially unsustainable, but Obama has nothing to say about that.

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