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November 8, 2010 Poll Results

Spending on the U.S. space program should be:

Increased 23% 71 votes
Kept at same level 24% 74 votes
Reduced 30% 91 votes
Ended 21% 66 votes
Total: 302 Votes

Note: This is not a scientific poll. The results reflect only the opinions of those who chose to participate.


November 8, 2010
3:53 p.m.

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I can't understand why Federal, State and Local Government Agencies can't get their priorities in order and stay within their budgets.
If you don't have money too spend then stop spending and wait until you do.
Why don't they have a reserve to cover "emergencies only" and maybe be allowed to spend any interest that may accrue in a general fund???

November 8, 2010
6:54 p.m.

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Anything we need to know right now about space should be paid for by private industry. Satellites and such promise profits. Let private industry pay for that. Curiosity about water on Mars is cool, but offers us no returns other than satisfying our curiosity.

I'm not that curious. Stop spending my money.

November 9, 2010
11:42 a.m.

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The race to space is over. We proved we can get there. Now is the time to stop, re-evaluate our priorities and set reasonable budgetary limits to spending taxpayer's money!

November 9, 2010
8:02 p.m.

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We should continue to try to locate other places to live. We don't need to explore space to answer the "why are we here" question. Sooner or later the resources of the Earth are not going to be available to sustain the Earths growing population. But since this is a long way off there is no need to spend all this money when there are more important and immediate uses for it.

November 10, 2010
5:23 a.m.

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No two factors stimulated research, scientific, medical and industrial innovation and employment in this country more during the last 70 years than WAR and SPACE.
The industries created to feed supplies, material and research and development to NASA and to defense contractors created millions and millions of jobs...and our economy. Good jobs, high paying that provided the impetus to keep taxes low, government services high and incalculable benefits to every man woman and child in the US.
The Space industry, motivated by a mandate for medical and social research, both government and privately funded can be a powerful and positive means to create jobs and stimulate all aspects of this economy.
All we need now, is someone in Washington who has the Vision and business acumen to motivate this government toward this end.

Unfortunately we will have to wait a couple of more years...this guy couldn't manage a pay toilet without an advisor and a teleprompter.

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