Friday, July 17, 2009

Conservative Pundit Calls for Massive, Wasteful Government Spending

Don't take my word for it, just read his column. Charles Krauthammer is upset that we're on pace to give up our manned space program. And even he says there's no real reason to have one: "Why do it? It's not for practicality. . . . We go for the wonder and glory of it."

I guess some people think it's OK to spend 364 days a year ranting on about how wasteful, inefficient, and generally hopeless government is, and then one day a year call for government to spend hundreds of billions of dollars "for the wonder and glory of it."

Frankly, I've been kind of baffled by the manned space program for a long time. Yes, it's very cool, but in an age of tight budgets it doesn't exactly seem like the top priority.

1 comment:

Peter said...


Just because a person generally opposes big government, doesn't mean he opposes all government.

And the cost of the space program is chump change compared to the cost of universal healthcare and the Obama stimulus/bailout package.

Incidentally, are there any conservatives left in academia or have you southpaws, in the name of open-mindedness, succeeded in ridding the joint of everyone who might possibly hold a different worldview?