What a breathtaking, audacious display of mathematical ignorance by Barack “Nero” Obama! who spun an unintelligible fantasy today at the Kennedy Space Center today.
President Obama told a supportive crowd at the Kennedy Space Center on Thursday that NASA should aim to send astronauts to explore asteroids beyond the moon by 2025 and visit Mars in the following decade.
Responding to critics who said his proposed changes to NASA would “kill” the human space program, the president said, “I am 100 percent committed to the mission of NASA and its future.”
A 100% huh? So, how will he manifest his commitment? More money? More jobs?:
Barack promised (and we know how reliable he is on fulfilling his promises, just ask Reverend Wright or Gay soldiers) to add $1.2 billion to NASA’s annual $17.3 billion dollar budget. Except the current shuttle program is going to be shutdown and more than 7000 workers will lose their jobs. But fear not, Barack is going to add 2500 jobs.
Now, how is your math? If you subtract 7000 and then add in 2500 do you have more or less than what you started with? In the fantasy world of Barack Obama you have more. Bubblehead boy apparently does not understand that 2500 is not greater than 7000.
But Barack says it real good. His voice is soothing. And the media laps it up like a ravenous dog:
Obama actually plans to increase NASA’s budget but terminate the $108 billion project Constellation. Instead he wants to outsource several of NASA’s currently manned exploration programs to private companies and focus on creating a new heavy-lift rocket that designated for manned flights to different space targets, ultimately including Mars.
Any specific deadlines? NO! Any specific plan? NO! Without a specific plan and deadline how in the hell can you put together a credible budget that will provide the resources to get you to where you say you want to go? Nah, that is too logical. Let’s just hang out with the juvenile boy President and indulge his childish vision and wishful thinking. Meanwhile, here is the bottomline–a net of 4500 highly trained scientists and engineers are going to lose their jobs and there is no plan for getting them back to work. You don’t have to be a rocket scientist to understand this simple truth.