Accuses Obama of Making Future Astronauts Have to Hitchhike into Space
Now The Dismal Political Economist did think that the great conservative Governor of Texas, who decries wasteful Federal spending would welcome the end of the program. It turns out that is not correct, and he was wrong again. Here is some of what Mr. Perry is saying.
In a sharply worded statement issued by the governor of
Texas -- the state is home to the -- Perry charges that the Obama Administration “continues to lead federal agencies and programs astray, this time forcing NASA away from its original purpose of space exploration, and ignoring its groundbreaking past and enormous future potential.” Johnson Space Center
The Dismal Political Economist is at a loss to understand why Mr. Perry is not applauding the end of a federal program on domestic spending, but maybe here is a clue
Near the end of the statement from Perry’s office is a note that the
employs 3,000 people and draws in the business of about 50 outside companies and 12,000 contract positions. “An estimated 4,000 contract positions will be lost due to the end of the shuttle program," according to the statement. Johnson Space Center
So is it the loss of jobs and economic activity that Mr. Perry is worried about? No that can’t be it because all of that great
job growth was the result of Mr. Perry's governance, and Conservatives know that the Federal government has never, ever created a single job. Texas
Not to worry too much though, it turns out that private companies are just itching at the chance to start trips to the moon. See Mr. Perry, private free enterprise does work, you just need to have a stronger conviction. And yes, we are sure they will take on hitchhikers.