Thursday, June 30, 2011

Florida Today Blasts NASA Political Pork

An editorial in today's Florida Today blasts members of Congress for subverting the nation's space interests to deliver pork to their home districts.

... NASA’s first rocket proposal in January was a dud with the agency saying it would cost about $9 billion more than allocated and arrive two years late.

That angered Congress and the battles have worsened with senators trying to carve off pieces of the program to major aerospace companies in their home states to create jobs ...

The national interest demands this spectacle end, but that doesn’t appear likely with members of Congress continuing to inject their parochial interests.

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