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  •  I was talking to a repub/conservative at an (3+ / 0-)
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    event in CA recently. He was really sarcastic about how Obama is "defunding" NASA -- so I guess some rethugs have been supportive of space exploration funding, maybe because it has weapons innovation involved? Or just because they can't say "yes" to anything he does. But this sounds like a great idea.

    Now if we could figure out what to do with defense spending that is out of control.

    •  Republicans for Central Planning (1+ / 0-)
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      Obviously, this so-called Republican is in favor of Big Government Programs run by Bureaucrats instead of having the private sector provide the goods and services.

      "90% of life is just showing up" - Woody Allen

      by Explorer8939 on Sat Feb 13, 2010 at 03:14:54 PM PST

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    •  Its a weird combination of (0+ / 0-)

      protecting personal state pork and hating Obama's NASA to hate Obama (see Burt Rutan for a great example of this).

    •  Can't Reduce Spending, But Re-Target the M-I-C (1+ / 0-)
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      Put them onto climate change and alternative energy.

      They're far too powerful to allow their budget growth to be stopped much less have budgets cut. It's no longer possible.

      What they might permit is retasking to the threats we face which unlike the vanished USSR they're fighting for a billion dollars a day, really ARE existential threats to the nation.

      We can't downsize that sector but we need a big fraction of what they're eating to get off the mayhem onto to making the world better.

      We are called to speak for the weak, for the voiceless, for victims of our nation and for those it calls enemy.... --ML King "Beyond Vietnam"

      by Gooserock on Sat Feb 13, 2010 at 03:33:54 PM PST

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