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    Re: Has NASA Outlived it's Usefulness?

    Quote Originally Posted by Skateguy View Post
    Waste is waste--unless your rich. the rich think in terms like this %, or that % is acceptable loss. ---Why?? Cause it's not their money being spent, it's Ours.
    Are you even remotely kidding me? The 'rich' pay more taxes than the poor or even the middle class.

    The 'rich' pay a bigger percentage of taxes | News for Dallas, Texas | Dallas Morning News | Scott Burns | Personal Finance | Business Columnist | Dallas Morning News

    Bush tax rate cuts notwithstanding, those with high incomes pay at much higher marginal tax rates than those with lower incomes. They also pay much more of the total tax bill, a reality that has escaped Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama. Only 953,000 taxpayers – about 1 percent of the total who paid taxes – paid at the top 35 percent tax rate in 2005. They paid $315.4 billion in taxes on their $1,094 billion in income.

    The most common tax rate is 15 percent, which is paid by 54.4 million taxpayers. This means the typical taxpayer pays at less than half the tax rate of the top earners.
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    Re: Has NASA Outlived it's Usefulness?

    Quote Originally Posted by Skateguy View Post
    As a Kid I did. but now we know it is just space, with some rocks and gasses out there. Now if it were like avatar, I'd sell my shop to go. they do call it "Space" for a reason----that's all it is.
    But in order to have that we need for first research. Research makes it all possible, trust me.

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    Re: Has NASA Outlived it's Usefulness?

    Are you even remotely kidding me? The 'rich' pay more taxes than the poor or even the middle class.
    Depends on how you calculate "most taxes". In terms of dollar amounts yes, although that is hardly surprising considering they have most of the money. They pay proportionally higher on income taxes, but that includes capital gains, which often can generate a significant portion of their income. Practically, the ultra-rich pay less taxes as a portion of their wealth than the upper middle class does.

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    Re: Has NASA Outlived it's Usefulness?

    Quote Originally Posted by Tucker Case View Post
    But NASA is not a waste of money.
    Fine, as long as tax payers have a say in it. ---I didn't loose anything in space. and would not spend one more dollar messin around up there. We got plenty of work to do to fix our own planet, before we go off making land fills on some other terrestrial body. We just make a mess where ever we go it seems. We have much more evolving to do first.
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    Re: Has NASA Outlived it's Usefulness?

    Quote Originally Posted by Skateguy View Post
    Fine, as long as tax payers have a say in it.
    They do. They can chose to elect representatives who do not support funding NASA. The only member of Congress who I could name off the top of my head that actually opposes NASA funding? "Q-razy"(sounds like Crazy with a very thick Georgia accent) Ron Paul. Don't believe me?

    SPACE - DOMESTIC POLICY, Ron Paul Presidential Campaign Position Paper (1988)

    NASA has cost our nation a full twenty years in space development, twenty years that has seen the Soviet Union surpass us to an extent that may well be irreparable. It is inconceivable that a private firm could have committed such follies and survived. NASA deserves no better.
    Crazy Summumabech.

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    Re: Has NASA Outlived it's Usefulness?

    Quote Originally Posted by stalin_was_a_nice_being View Post
    But in order to have that we need for first research. Research makes it all possible, trust me.
    We have explored to the end of Our solar system, and found nothing that would be cost efficient to try and bring back.----Plus the Good Lord gave us all we need, right here, we just need to be better stewards of this Blue and green Paradise. ---when we are ready, it will be Eden again. but only when We are ready, and not before. "the grass is not greener on the other side of the fence---matter of fact, there is no grass."
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    Re: Has NASA Outlived it's Usefulness?

    Quote Originally Posted by Hatuey View Post
    They do. They can chose to elect representatives who do not support funding NASA. The only member of Congress who I could name off the top of my head that actually opposes NASA funding? "Q-razy"(sounds like Crazy with a very thick Georgia accent) Ron Paul. Don't believe me?

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    Crazy Summumabech.

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    Re: Has NASA Outlived it's Usefulness?

    Quote Originally Posted by Skateguy View Post
    Dr. Ron Paul is "Tha Man" and has my vote, everytime. A true Statesman, from the Ole School.
    Yeah for some reason I thought a person who thinks NASA is a waste of money would be a Ron Paul support.
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    Re: Has NASA Outlived it's Usefulness?

    Quote Originally Posted by Hatuey View Post
    Yeah for some reason I thought a person who thinks NASA is a waste of money would be a Ron Paul support.
    We are both smart like that.
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    Re: Has NASA Outlived it's Usefulness?

    Quote Originally Posted by Skateguy View Post
    We are both smart like that.
    You mean, you and the other supporter?

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