House Republicans Prefer Big Government for Space

Katherine Mangu-Ward finds the quote in the CSM:

The debate essentially pits so-called “new space” advocates and entrepreneurs against some long-established aerospace interests. Ironically, the situation finds some key Republican lawmakers supporting a (relatively) large government-only approach to human spaceflight instead of supporting a budding and increasingly competent private-sector approach, as the Democratic president has proposed.


Tea party activists and elected officials are going to have to fight conservatives and Republicans on the latter’s addiction to spending. Conservatives and Republicans like to spend your tax dollars also, just on different programs than the Democrats.

Conservatives and Republicans also like to spend money on military adventures and immigration.


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