Why we pay taxes

At least one of the reasons – and a real good one. So that organizations like NASA can educate the nation in science  while going about their work. They have produced this video at their Goddard Space Center. Which, incidentally, is where the much-maligned Jim Hanson hangs his hat.

19 responses to “Why we pay taxes

  1. completely on the side – is Cnn falling apart these days? all crap on cable, and nothing readable on the websites. Sitroom.. listening to wolf and his girls squabbeling, i’ve had it. i’m getting agressive just thinking about it.

    but i found a really good clip on cbs here, our friend anthony is a truly promising figure in politics.

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  2. [i’m getting agressive just thinking about it]

    OMG, I know exactly what you mean! Bill Plant is a pro, so he just won’t do for the on air network, will he. They bring him in sometimes for a 90 second report, during which The Wolf asks the most annoyingly stupid questions.

    Donna Brazile!!!! And add Gloria Borger!!!!

    And honestly, if I have to look at the ‘edgy’ Mary and James one more time . . .

    What’s wrong with us? We only know this stuff by tuning in.

    H-e–l—p

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  3. Typical Texan

    I will be honest. I think far too many tax dollars go to frivolous programs like NASA. People are starving, you know. That money could better serve our social programs. Also, why should the American people pay for what is meant to allegedly benefit the entire Earth? Let the Space Program be universally funded and operated. Not only would that take the burden off of the American people, but it would prevent a country from, say, putting a Military launch site on Mars. I am just saying…

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    • Texan: I’m a fan of NASA in general because of the benefits they bring to the larger society. Great science and knowledge at the least. And firing hte human imagination has an important place in history and in our future. And NASA does htat.

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  4. Let the Space Program be universally funded and operated.

    Ahh! One world government! One currency! Ahhh! The end times. *frontal lobe explodes*

    People are starving, you know. That money could better serve our social programs.

    There are probably better places to look to start saving money than NASA. Consider starting with the military industrial complex.

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    • [Ahh! One world government! One currency! Ahhh! The end times. *frontal lobe explodes*]

      Sssshhhh. We’re trying to keep it a secret that we’ve got those Christianists doing our dirty work for us.

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  5. Where are all these starving people in America I keep hearing about? Every time I turn on the set, the poorer the neighborhood, the fatter the *sses.

    NASA was good when it was run by a bunch of white, military, Christian devils, who did evil like read the Bible from space. Once the ninnies like Jimmy Carter got hold of it, they ruined it.

    Doubt me? We put a man on the moon in seven years in the 60s.

    Late 70s, we start up the shuttle program. 2010, we fly another shuttle program. This is what happens to progress when libs get into the mix. Failed Great Society programs with multi-generation welfare; failed NASA programs still flying the same equipment 30 years later with little or no progress.

    🙂

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    • [Doubt me? We put a man on the moon in seven years in the 60s.]

      Democratic presidents
      Democratic congress

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      • Richard Nixon was a Democrat? Yeah, LBJ was a fine human being. What part did you like best? Vietnam, or the Great Society bankruptcy?

        We got a Democratic President and a Democratic Congress now and were sinking into the abyss. I can’t wait until November…

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  6. Oh, and Moe. You failed to mention this:

    Democratic Presidents
    Democratic Congressman
    All men… 😆

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  7. Typical Texan

    I told you he was a misogynist.

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  8. Tex Taylor. I suggested that he was a misogynist after his anti-choice rants on the other page. And here he brags about how women used to be excluded in Congress, as if that was a “good” thing.

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