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Total Apollo Moon Program Expense Spent in 70 Days of Welfare Payments
Stats Areppim.com ^ | 7/29/14

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.


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No judgment, just something to think about.
1 posted on 07/29/2014 9:04:09 AM PDT by pabianice
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To: pabianice

Completely unsustainable to the point of insanity.


2 posted on 07/29/2014 9:10:19 AM PDT by Menehune56 ("Let them hate so long as they fear" (Oderint Dum Metuant), Lucius Accius (170 BC - 86 BC))
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To: pabianice

border runners no speaky engleesh so qualify for everything.


3 posted on 07/29/2014 9:10:28 AM PDT by dalebert
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To: pabianice

Peak America has already occurred. Just a down slope of ‘bread and circuses’ from here on out.


4 posted on 07/29/2014 9:11:15 AM PDT by mkboyce
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To: pabianice

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.


5 posted on 07/29/2014 9:19:07 AM PDT by Buckeye McFrog
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To: pabianice

ok, so, how long would it take to shoot them all to the moon?


6 posted on 07/29/2014 9:20:31 AM PDT by JohnBrowdie (http://forum.stink-eye.net)
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To: JohnBrowdie
ok, so, how long would it take to shoot them all to the moon?

Not long, if this guy was still around...


7 posted on 07/29/2014 9:23:14 AM PDT by Constitution Day
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To: Buckeye McFrog

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.


8 posted on 07/29/2014 9:28:17 AM PDT by hopespringseternal
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To: Constitution Day
Obligatory (and a favorite of mine) cartoon:


9 posted on 07/29/2014 9:30:55 AM PDT by FlJoePa
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To: pabianice
Another way to express it is that since 70 is 19% of 365, the Welfare System spends over five times the cost of the Apollo program each year in inflation adjusted dollars.
10 posted on 07/29/2014 9:38:54 AM PDT by KC Burke (Gowdy for Supreme Court)
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To: FlJoePa

Har-de-har-har...


11 posted on 07/29/2014 9:40:03 AM PDT by bimboeruption (REMEMBER MISSISSIPPI!)
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To: FlJoePa

It’s been a long time since I saw that. Love it!


12 posted on 07/29/2014 9:43:41 AM PDT by Constitution Day
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To: pabianice

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....


13 posted on 07/29/2014 9:48:13 AM PDT by dragnet2 (Diversion and evasion are tools of deceit)
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To: JohnBrowdie
ok, so, how long would it take to shoot them all to the moon?

Save a bundle.

Just shoot the entire Obama administration AND Congress to the moon instead.

14 posted on 07/29/2014 9:48:19 AM PDT by BwanaNdege ( "Our Emperor may have no clothes, but doesn't he have a wonderful tan" - MSM)
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To: pabianice

We ain’t seen nuthin’ yet. The invasion has just begun.


15 posted on 07/29/2014 9:50:45 AM PDT by informavoracious (Open your eyes, people!)
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To: pabianice

REDISTRIBUTION

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.


16 posted on 07/29/2014 9:54:40 AM PDT by a fool in paradise (Elian Gonzalez sought asylum and was sent back to Cuba, send these kids back to THEIR parents.)
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To: Buckeye McFrog; hopespringseternal
People can say what they want about the value of space exploration, but one thing is true: at least the NASA people (contractors, etc.) showed up for work.

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.

17 posted on 07/29/2014 9:55:06 AM PDT by chimera
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To: pabianice
Taxpayer-funded display of American values, 1969:

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.

18 posted on 07/29/2014 9:55:46 AM PDT by Dagnabitt (Amnesty is Treason. Its agents are Traitors.)
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To: pabianice

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...


19 posted on 07/29/2014 10:07:59 AM PDT by GraceG (No, My Initials are not A.B.)
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To: chimera

[ 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....


20 posted on 07/29/2014 10:09:51 AM PDT by GraceG (No, My Initials are not A.B.)
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To: Dagnabitt

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...


21 posted on 07/29/2014 10:11:28 AM PDT by GraceG (No, My Initials are not A.B.)
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To: GraceG
I like that analogy! One of the CM pilots said something like - it was a shame to go 99 percent of the way to the moon without landing on it.

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?

22 posted on 07/29/2014 10:32:39 AM PDT by Dagnabitt (Amnesty is Treason. Its agents are Traitors.)
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To: pabianice; All

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.


23 posted on 07/29/2014 10:46:20 AM PDT by Amendment10
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To: Dagnabitt

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.


24 posted on 07/29/2014 11:26:12 AM PDT by NCC-1701 (You have your fear, which might become reality; and you have Godzilla, which IS reality.)
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To: Amendment10

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.


25 posted on 07/29/2014 6:16:26 PM PDT by chimera
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To: pabianice

If we can spend all this money on social justice why can’t we put a man on the moon?


26 posted on 07/29/2014 8:07:02 PM PDT by wastoute (Government cannot redistribute wealth. Government can only redistribute poverty.)
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