Wednesday, May 26, 2010

Citizens Against Government Waste Backs Obama on Constellation

Space Politics reported earlier today that Citizens Against Government Waste issued a report endorsing President Obama's cancellation of Constellation.

Click here to download the report in Adobe Acrobat format.

To quote from their press release:

"As romantic and inspirational as space flight is, the brutal reality is that the Constellation program has become a symbol of the 'old NASA,'" said CAGW President Tom Schatz. "The program is morphing into another ill-conceived government program suffering from all too familiar runaway costs. The nation cannot continue to sink unlimited dollars into this black hole ...

"President Obama has taken a step in the right direction by proposing to cancel the unsustainable Constellation Program in favor of looking to increased reliance on the private sector and investment in technologies that can lower the cost of human space exploration," concluded Schatz. "Congress should not interfere with this objective."

To quote from CAGW's web site:

Citizens Against Government Waste (CAGW) is a private, non-partisan, non-profit organization representing more than one million members and supporters nationwide. CAGW's mission is to eliminate waste, mismanagement, and inefficiency in the federal government. Founded in 1984 by the late industrialist J. Peter Grace and syndicated columnist Jack Anderson, CAGW is the legacy of [President Reagan's] Private Sector Survey on Cost Control, also known as the Grace Commission.

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