greeney2 wrote:I'd rather have them spend my dimes on space programs instead of wasting it on issues like gay marriage, supreme court cases to take prayer and God out of the Pledge of Allegence, and giving illegals free medical care and enrolling their kids in our schools.
CodeBlack wrote:greeney2 wrote:How do you figure the WPA projects didn't provide jobs to people unemployed at the time in the depression. People were glad to get those jobs. The Hoover Dam was one of those projects.
I don't want to steer this thread in the wrong direction but the answer does apply to the space program so...
Socialists never comprehend economics, oy! Government spending does nothing to increase the size of the pie. The pie represents the wealth of the nation. If the population is increasing and you are not increasing the wealth (the size of the pie) then the people are getting poorer. Poverty is what causes most problems. All government does is transfer wealth around in inside the pie. That does nothing accept choose the winners and the losers. It is corruption.
All socialists in the US should be forced by law to take a college economics class. Economics is not a political philosophy. Its a fact of life.
Same goes with the space program. Being run by government means that any wealth that could be generated by space exploration will not occur and instead the country throws gobs of money down a black hole and accomplishes little if anything in the process. We've got to get space exploration out of the hands of government for it to ever amount to anything.
The US is on the WRONG path.
greeney2 wrote:Nuclear power probably for deep space travel. That is not a new rocket technoloy by the way.
Interresting so far not a single comment from the Moon hoax landing believers. Begs the question if we faked it all in the 60's, why would the government suggest returning, and actually be working on the J2X as we speak?
Heiko wrote:I'm not a hoax believer, but there IS something weird going on here. It doesn't make sense for our space program to atrophy so quickly, after demonstrating that it could make such rapid progress and be so economically beneficial in terms of spawning new industries.
When you think about it, we haven't made much technological progress in the last 40 years; not compared to the kind of progress we were making before and during the Lunar Landing program. We've really just refined what we already have.
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