Sources: SpaceX, CBS News
quote: What are the top reasons why we should continue to spend billions of dollars that we don't have?
quote: Department of DefenseDepartment of Health and Human Services including Medicare and MedicaidDepartment of EducationDepartment of Veterans AffairsDepartment of Housing and Urban DevelopmentDepartment of State and Other International ProgramsDepartment of Homeland SecurityDepartment of EnergyDepartment of JusticeDepartment of Agriculture
quote: Since you are singling out the space program, I will assume that you are implying that the following areas where significantly more "billions" are being spent are worthwhile and a good use of taxpayer money:
quote: My main issue is that we spend a tremendous amount of money on stuff that just turns out to be "pretty neat" rather than things that can be thought of as mind blowing revolutions
quote: I'm not at all placing $0 value on scientific research; I just refuse to believe that billions spent on a deep space probe satellite will somehow magically cure the looming food and clean water shortage problems.
quote: What innovation has been brought to the world by NASA's deep space program that couldn't have been independently researched?
quote: Honestly, there's way to many variables here for your to have any idea whether cutting spaceflight and dumping the money into social programs would have any impact, much less a major one.