Skip to comments.Total Apollo Moon Program Expense Spent in 70 Days of Welfare Payments
Posted on 07/29/2014 9:04:09 AM PDT by pabianice
Means-tested welfare payments have reached one trillion dollars annually, per the National Review. That got me making a calculation. In 2014 dollars, the entire Apollo Moon Project, from 1963 - 1969, cost $119.1 billion. That means that the entire Moon Program up to the Apollo 11 landing cost as much as 70 days of welfare payments, or, from January 1 until the second week of March, 2014.
Completely unsustainable to the point of insanity.
border runners no speaky engleesh so qualify for everything.
Peak America has already occurred. Just a down slope of ‘bread and circuses’ from here on out.
I am old enough (barely) to recall that adults were always criticizing the cost of the space program because that money could be better spent on human needs here.
What a difference a few decades make.
ok, so, how long would it take to shoot them all to the moon?
Not long, if this guy was still around...
Shows the complete idiocy of that argument. Especially when you consider that the average welfare recipient has a higher standard of living than nineteenth century royalty.
It’s been a long time since I saw that. Love it!
What would you or anyone expect?
It’s what happens when government rolls out the red carpet for tens of millions to enter illegally, who literally choked off our social services, hospitals, healthcare, jails, schools, consume massive resources and on and on and on.
You’re all being incrementally replaced by the easily led, easily appeased....
Save a bundle.
Just shoot the entire Obama administration AND Congress to the moon instead.
We ain’t seen nuthin’ yet. The invasion has just begun.
And don’t THINK about getting off the Democrat Plantation and getting a job and saving some money or “we” will cut off your benefits!
The Welfare State (the Not So Great Society) keeps them dependent as any trusted voting bloc “should” be.
When I pointed out that a SINGLE year of ADC (now SNAP) cost more than the TEN years of the Apollo program to an old fashioned liberal, he was a deer in the headlights for a few seconds, and then stormed off with a "don't say things like that" mumble-grumble. Yet another example of how liberals simply can't deal with factual information.
Taxpayer-funded display of American values, 2014:
*The above is the official float of the US Embassy in the 2014 Berlin, Germany "Christopher Street Day" parade. Float built with taxpayer money, driven on a US Govt official vehicle, "crewed" by US govt employees and sponsored guests.
The liberals killed the space program because they don’t want people to escape their taxable reach by creating their own colonies on the moon...
[ When I pointed out that a SINGLE year of ADC (now SNAP) cost more than the TEN years of the Apollo program to an old fashioned liberal, he was a deer in the headlights for a few seconds, and then stormed off with a “don’t say things like that” mumble-grumble. Yet another example of how liberals simply can’t deal with factual information. ]
I’d rather pay engineers and high skilled workers to build moon rockets (even if they all blew up onthe pad) than pay unskilled morons to sit around and do nothing but pull their prescribed lever every 2-4 years....
Everytime I see Michael Collins I feel sorry for him for some reasons, he was the “thrid wheel” of apollo 11 when it came to getty any of the glory.
He probably doesn’t see it that way, but I can imagine it like being the minivan driver for a family who went to disney land and stayed in the parking lot...
Of course if someone were "just" to orbit the moon today it would be a big deal. Wonder who will do it next. Chinese? Private company?
As a side note concerning federal government spending programs, consider that the states have never amended the Constitution to grant the feds the specific powers to tax and spend for either welfare or space exploration purposes.
Sounds like something Richard Gordon of Apollo 12 may have said. I’ve heard him say something similar on the DVD of “For All Mankind”. The CMP also had the unenviable role of possibly leaving the CDR and LMP on the moon and coming home alone. Now THAT would have been a real downer.
Then I’d say we’d be better off going after the non-productive big-ticket boondoggles like welfare and giveaways for no work than the chump-change, productive programs.
If we can spend all this money on social justice why can’t we put a man on the moon?
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