Well, you cant say you werent warned. NASA was saddened to learn that President Obamas budget calls for the cancellation of the Constellation + Ares project, which meant to return Americans to the moon.
The Czar is wondering what says all those pro-science gearheads who jumped up and down for joy when Obama won. The science blogs were beside themselves in frenzy, going on about how baaaaad George Bush was, and how Obama will dump trillions of dollars into flying cars and colonies on Europa. And now, even less than a month after Obama assured NASAns that he would not abandon them, he cut the program.
Conservative bloggers are pleased, incorrectly assuming this saves an amazing amount of money. Most folks do not realize that NASA is among the most affordable of government programs, and takes up the tiniest sliver of taxpayer money. The president could cut a fraction of the budget of Health, Education, and Welfare and double funding for NASA. Like most of the Presidents attempts to save money, it adds up to nothing.
Liberal bloggers are all rationalizing the effect, saying that he did this knowing that Congress will disallow the cut. Yeah. Historically, it aint the GOP who cuts NASA funding, but the Dems. Best comment on a blog? This is all Bushs fault for spending all the money that NASA could have had!!!!11!!. Except, jackass, it was Bush who started the Constellation program in the first place and gave it the money it had.
Seriously, can these folks crack open a book?
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