To Infini-Tea And Beyond: 'Tea Party In Space' Aims To Stop NASA's 'Socialism'
Andrew L. Gasser launched Tea Party In Space in June as a way to "bring fiscal responsibility" into the space program, he told TPM Tuesday. He called the group, which was formed in conjunction with the South Florida Tea Party, the first "issue-specific" tea party in the country.
Gasser explained that the group aims to bring the free markets into the space program, because right now, he say, there is only the government -- which amounts to socialism. "It is socialism when you have the government coming down and saying, 'this is what we want to build, and this is how we want you to build it,'" he said.
Get your tea in zero G
The TEA Party's core values are just what America's space endeavors need right now in this volatile economy. NASA is being forced to fund programs that are behind schedule and ridiculously over budget. It's time to ask: 'how much is enough?' Both NASA, and the American taxpayer deserve a better plan and that's what our platform provides.
I have some news for Mr. Gasser. NASA is being privatized
Privatization of the Space Industry
The problem with the government funded space administration is that it is government funded. While private firms are free to spend exorbitant amounts of investor’s money, sometimes resulting in bankruptcy, they are allowed to take risks that are very unprofitable in the short term that are very profitable in the long term. NASA has to meet the standard of the government, which means they have to regularly and routinely show that they are needed and are valuable to America’s interests
The Shuttle program has ended and NASA is now funding scientific missions that are decided by, um, scientists. Not that teabagers care about science since global warming can't be true because it still snows in the winter.
The Apollo program paid many dividends in addition to putting a man on the moon
I love this from John Cole at Balloon Juice. The headline and the comment.
Tea Party Plans Free Market Colonization of Uranus
Maybe we can get all these guys together, shoot them into outer space where they can do less damage. Plus, if they have their way, the rockets will be made by the lowest bidder, and I am ok with that.
Or put them on the B Ark. In the Hitchikers Guide to the Galaxy the most useless people were put on a spaceship fleeing a dying planet who then reecked havoc on an unsuspecting Earth. Much like what is happening to the United States today.
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