The American Thinker examines what a President Obama would do to NASA - and it isn't pretty. The "hope & change" candidate has an interesting perspective on NASA's future plans regarding the plan for manned spaceflight. Just as the Chinese are ramping up their efforts, he apparently wants to delay out next generation of space vehicles for FIVE years so he can start a federal program for PRE-SCHOOL!
"Barack Obama's early education and K-12 plan package costs about $18 billion per year. He will maintain fiscal responsibility and prevent an increase in the deficit by offsetting cuts and revenue sources in other parts of the government. The early education plan will be paid for by delaying the NASA Constellation Program for five years..."
So we sit around grounded for five years while the Chinese go to the Moon. Idiocy isn't a strong enough word. As if there wasn't already enough reason NOT to vote for this eloquent but empty-headed clown, he had to go and threaten my favorite government civilian program with extinction. While I'm still a reluctant supporter, Senator McCain is almost certain to get a check, perhaps as soon as today. While I've refrained from much on the political side of things (mostly through sheer exhaustion from the elongated primary process) now my dander is up, the gloves are coming off, and it's clobbering time!
Expect frequent criticism of everyone's favorite Senator from the great state of Illinois.