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    Neil Armstrong, other astronauts call Obama's NASA plans 'devastating'

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    By TODD HALVORSON Florida Today April
    13, 2010
    CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. - President Barack
    Obama's plans for NASA could be "devastating"
    to the U.S. human space flight program and
    "destines our nation to become one of second-
    or even third-rate stature," three legendary
    American astronauts said Tuesday.
    Neil Armstrong was the first man to set foot on
    the moon. Jim Lovell was the commander of the
    famous Apollo 13 flight - an aborted moon
    mission. And Apollo 17 commander Gene Cernan
    remains the last human to walk on the lunar
    surface.
    Armstrong, who rarely makes public comments,
    grew up in Wapakoneta, Ohio, and now lives in
    Indian Hill.
    In a statement e-mailed to longtime NBC space
    correspondent Jay Barbree of Merritt Island, all
    three took exception with Obama's plan to
    cancel NASA's return-to-the-moon program,
    dubbed Project Constellation.
    Looks like the big gun has taken aim at Obama. Obama is a moron.
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    Re: Neil Armstrong, other astronauts call Obama's NASA plans 'devastating'

    What is the purpose of putting another man on the moon?

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    Re: Neil Armstrong, other astronauts call Obama's NASA plans 'devastating'

    If Armstrong wants to pay the cost of sending someone to the moon, then I would fully support Armstrong's position. However, when our deficit is as large as it is, I don't support sending someone to the moon, as it is not necessary for our survival.

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    Re: Neil Armstrong, other astronauts call Obama's NASA plans 'devastating'

    That's right, I didn't want the Obamacare plan so I assumed we could use that money for this. I hope none of you are using any technology that came from the moon program.
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    Re: Neil Armstrong, other astronauts call Obama's NASA plans 'devastating'

    What is accomplished by going to the moon? We should take that money and invest in solar power research, and other fuel alternatives.

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    Re: Neil Armstrong, other astronauts call Obama's NASA plans 'devastating'

    See what happens with unbounded entitlements? Their share of the federal budget grows and grows and puts pressure on the cancellation of other programs. This is only going to get worse. NASA's budget is not outrageous and the benefits of establishing a moon base are significant. But because we are in a budget crunch we have cut it.

    Entitlements make up 60% of our budget people. It is insane. Thanks a hell of a lot, FDR.

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    Re: Neil Armstrong, other astronauts call Obama's NASA plans 'devastating'

    I'd rather see the money go to pay for healthcare, frankly. It's neat to go to the moon, but not particularly beneficial, and very expensive.

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    Re: Neil Armstrong, other astronauts call Obama's NASA plans 'devastating'

    Healthcare is an ongoing entitlement expense. They should have never passed it if they didn't have a way to pay for it. Now we hear they are going to cannibalize other programs to pay for it? When does it stop? Idiots.

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    Re: Neil Armstrong, other astronauts call Obama's NASA plans 'devastating'

    Quote Originally Posted by MyOwnDrum View Post
    What is accomplished by going to the moon? We should take that money and invest in solar power research, and other fuel alternatives.
    This is research money we're talking about, solar power on earth is on it's way because private industries are doing the research. The govt should be taking the risk on more lofty things, if you want the govt involved in research. Libetarians would argue to return the funds back to the people which is also a good idea.
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    Re: Neil Armstrong, other astronauts call Obama's NASA plans 'devastating'

    Let me do a slight parody of certain of our posters...

    "OH NO, Obama spends too much money."

    "OH NO, Obama cut spending on a program I like."

    Sorry, you cannot have it both ways. If you think spending is a problem, then spending cuts should be praised. If you think we cannot cut spending on this or that program, you bitching about spending is phony.
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