NASA spends $24 million a year on unn...

NASA spends $24 million a year on unneeded facilities

There are 66 comments on the USA Today story from Sep 21, 2013, titled NASA spends $24 million a year on unneeded facilities. In it, USA Today reports that:

At NASA's Kennedy Space Center in Florida, space shuttle Atlantis lifts off on twin columns of flame from Launch Pad 39A in 2011.

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Storm Warning

Baraboo, WI

#2 Sep 21, 2013
Liberal would rather the money went to some fat lazy good for nothing welfare queen living in da projects

Since: May 10

Mckeesport, PA

#3 Sep 21, 2013
its run by the government wait till you see what they do with health care then the unused facilities will be doctors offices and hospitals
Wall Street Government

Sebastian, FL

#4 Sep 22, 2013
GOP Rep. Bill Posey, whose Florida district includes Kennedy Space Center, asked members to let NASA do its job. Too often, the agency's attempts to act efficiently have been hampered by politics, he said.

Teabaggers defend that kind of waste.

So much for "conservatism".

Every last one claims to be.

Since: Mar 09

The Left Coast

#5 Sep 22, 2013
Wally makes a good point, this is a federal agency, what could the Obama administration possibly do to stop this waste? Just another feeble attempt to blame Obama for something he has absolutely no control over.
Your Ex

United States

#6 Sep 22, 2013
RustyS wrote:
Wally makes a good point, this is a federal agency, what could the Obama administration possibly do to stop this waste? Just another feeble attempt to blame Obama for something he has absolutely no control over.
Seems the district Representative could make political hay by demanding the govt stop sending un-needed taxpayer dollars to his district. That would put him on the fast-track to re-election, no doubt
well

Albuquerque, NM

#7 Sep 22, 2013
they need to spend it somewhere. ever since the esteemed dear leader shut NASA down to funnel space missions money to his peeps reparations. The only 'space' that needs exploring is the space tween bamas ears.
Huh

Faribault, MN

#8 Sep 22, 2013
My cousin is in the Navy. In middle of the Atlantic the ship he was on last month dumped 10 million worth of old equipment. THE MILITARY LIKE NASA IS THE BIGGEST WASTER OF MONEY THE USA HAS.
Wall Street Government

Sebastian, FL

#9 Sep 22, 2013
RustyS wrote:
Wally makes a good point, this is a federal agency, what could the Obama administration possibly do to stop this waste? Just another feeble attempt to blame Obama for something he has absolutely no control over.
Imagine if Reagan's "line item" veto was law.

Someone in D.C. is craving this pork for some reason.
Wall Street Government

Sebastian, FL

#10 Sep 22, 2013
Huh wrote:
My cousin is in the Navy. In middle of the Atlantic the ship he was on last month dumped 10 million worth of old equipment. THE MILITARY LIKE NASA IS THE BIGGEST WASTER OF MONEY THE USA HAS.
The more thing change, the more they remain the same.

05/20/2003

The Pentagon's Inspector General has discovered that the Department of Defense cannot account for a trillion dollar's worth of expenses. This is seen as much bigger than the controversy over the $640 toilet seats it used to purchase.

Things are so bad that the Army cannot account for 32 tanks, 36 Javelin missile command launch-units and 56 planes. Currently, the Pentagon is approaching an annual $400 billion budget despite such conditions.
conservative crapola

Matawan, NJ

#11 Sep 22, 2013
And this is but one grain of sand in an ocean of all levels of government waste. So instead of using the money to explore and discover more of our extended neighborhood so to speak, NASA pisses away money money on nothing. Just yet another example of how the octopus' tentacles are draining us of money and liberties.

Not a fan of Romney but he would have taken a meat cleaver to the waste, fraud and abuse that is our federal government.

Since: Oct 12

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#12 Sep 22, 2013
"We have no problem, cutting funding for NASA, if we don't start getting our way!".....House republicans.....
Informed Consumer

West Palm Beach, FL

#13 Sep 22, 2013
Is the Republican party dying out or what?

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#14 Sep 22, 2013
Storm Warning wrote:
Liberal would rather the money went to some fat lazy good for nothing welfare queen living in da projects
Teabaggers wish President Obama would let the Space shuttle program continue even though two of them exploded while millions watched in horror. Nevermind the billions of $ lost when they exploded. It's just taxpayer money. Who cares? Wasteful spending is only bad when a black man does it, right?

Only a teabagger would get off on supporting costly death shuttles.
Idiots.

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#15 Sep 22, 2013
conservative crapola wrote:
And this is but one grain of sand in an ocean of all levels of government waste. So instead of using the money to explore and discover more of our extended neighborhood so to speak, NASA pisses away money money on nothing. Just yet another example of how the octopus' tentacles are draining us of money and liberties.
Not a fan of Romney but he would have taken a meat cleaver to the waste, fraud and abuse that is our federal government.
Romney would have been rendered impotent by the democratically controlled Senate. With President Obama, it's the House.

We Americans are just too stupid to vote out the current do-nothing Congress so we are getting exactly what we deserve. Nothing.

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#16 Sep 22, 2013
Wall Street Government wrote:
GOP Rep. Bill Posey, whose Florida district includes Kennedy Space Center, asked members to let NASA do its job. Too often, the agency's attempts to act efficiently have been hampered by politics, he said.
Teabaggers defend that kind of waste.
So much for "conservatism".
Every last one claims to be.
They are "conservatives" alright. They "conserve" energy by letting FAUX news do all their thinking for them. lmao

Since: Mar 09

The Left Coast

#17 Sep 22, 2013
Wall Street Government wrote:
<quoted text>
Imagine if Reagan's "line item" veto was law.
Someone in D.C. is craving this pork for some reason.
I agree, that is why I wonder why Obama doesn't manage those things he can actually do something about. Obama appoints the agency heads, he gets who he wants, no congressional oversight. Evidently NASA leaders are doing exactly what Obama wants, or they would be gone. Obama is just trading government waste for political support and the tax payers pay the bill, on both ends.
Informed Consumer

West Palm Beach, FL

#18 Sep 22, 2013
x0x0x wrote:
<quoted text>They are "conservatives" alright. They "conserve" energy by letting FAUX news do all their thinking for them. lmao
...(cosign)....
Wall Street Government

Sebastian, FL

#19 Sep 22, 2013
RustyS wrote:
<quoted text>
I agree, that is why I wonder why Obama doesn't manage those things he can actually do something about. Obama appoints the agency heads, he gets who he wants, no congressional oversight. Evidently NASA leaders are doing exactly what Obama wants, or they would be gone. Obama is just trading government waste for political support and the tax payers pay the bill, on both ends.
They still have to get the money from congress, regardless of who he appoints.

The proposed 2013 federal budget unveiled by President Barack Obama today, keeps NASA funding relatively flat next year, but bites deep into the agency's robotic Mars mission coffers while shifting new funds to human exploration and space technology.

According to the White House's 2013 budget request, NASA would receive about $17.7 billion for next year —$59 million less than the space agency got for 2012.

April 25—the House Committee on Appropriations bill for FY13 increases NASA's budget for future Mars missions to $150 million, or $88 million above the request; Discovery and New Froniter programs (which could include a Mars mission) is given $480 million, which is $115.4 million above the request; planetary science research is increased by $3.5 million.

May 10—Regardless of the veto threat, the full House approved its version of NASA's FY13 budget.

The "conservative" teabagger congress trading government waste for political support?
Gary

Bellingham, WA

#20 Sep 22, 2013
$24 million? Chicken feed.

That amount of money won't even buy one jet fighter.

Paul Bremer, appointed by Bush as head of the
Coalition Provisional Authority in Baghdad, used
to hand out that much in suitcases to anyone who
walked in the door and said he was a friend of George.

“Happiness comes through giving”

Since: Feb 08

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#21 Sep 22, 2013
Informed Consumer wrote:
Is the Republican party dying out or what?
One can only hope.

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