1) We spend about 400 billion dollars annualy (more than our defense budget) on helping the poor, the needy, and all that other filth that would be
better off if they had good paying jobs due to a high-tech economic base than meager jobs due to a service-based economy.
2) Even with that 400 billion dollars a year, we still have the same problem we've always had, in fact it has only been during the REVERSAL of
LBJ's "Great Society" programs, and the cuts from government aid to faith-based organizations and the cut of taxation that the poverty levels have
decreased and the standard of living increased.
3) European nations, we'll go with the EU in general, are mainly socialist and have a lower standard of living (not sure how much in specifics but I
did read some where once that Sweden's standard of living was lower than the Mississippi standard of living, the source was a UN doccument, but
you'll have to check me on that), more unemployed (US is about 3-6% and the EU is 10-14%) and more poverty.
4) The Space industry has given us so much that we take for granted today. Crazy people today attribute items like "fiber-optics" and
"lunchables" to "stolen alien technology". The reality is much more obvious.
The publication has been going on for 28 years, and has published each year, 40-50 technologies in direct result of NASA and the NASA budget of meager
Now here's another thing I think would be far more beneficial.
Say, we cut the Welfare spending and all that crap from 400 billion dollars to zero...and move it ALL to NASA (we'll just be extreme for now...in
reality I'd have it more like 100 billion a year for NASA).
Here's what I'd think would happen.
First the agenda would be to make useful, Space...so to perfect space travel, to perfect inter-planetary space travel, and to have a continued
presence on the Moon, Mars, around Mars, and possibly around Venus.
And in high Earth Orbit.
Along with continuation of the ISS.
But this would be a nationalistic venture, no contracting outside the US, or support from other nations, or other nation's Astronauts going to our
facilities on other worlds. Or even to our high-Earth-orbit station.
Now, the venture would be large, requiring MASSIVE amounts of workers.
So, here's how I think it will benefit our poorer people.
The problem with them is the wage-base is so pathetic. They do mainly bull-schiesse jobs that are not really necessar but just exist because some
person out there is willing to spend money on them. Or more-likely, they can't find a job and live off welfare because they are single mothers with
4 kids or some such thing.
So NASA's direct employees would increase greatly...and the indirect employees through private contracts would just explode. A million or more would
go from a lower level of work to a higher level.
The over-qualified technicians will become researchers for the contracted companies.
The over-qualified laborers would become the technicians.
The over-qualified fast-food resturant workers and waiters who can be skilled laborers but can't find work, now can find work since the
over-qualified people above them moved up in the industrial ladder.
And that leaves all those job-less mothers with jobs as waitresses and what not, the less skilled service jobs.
So basically by creating a whole new necessity for higher-tech jobs, you free up employment opportunities in lower-tech jobs as over-qualified
individuals move up the ladder to work to get the USA to become the first true, permanent inter-planetary empire.
I guess my idea is a lot like the trickle-down theory of economics, which has been proven to work durin Reagan's term and is working during
Bush's...the only problem with that is a necessity for a vast cut in spending with the vast cut in taxes.
This method you don't necessarily need to cut taxes to still help the people near the bottom.
It's a trickle-down theory of labor.
Just redirect funds so the central (federal) government is not being more socialist, rather it is performing its function of the Constitution to
"promote the sciences" and vast amounts of tax money go to the private sector.
So as you can see, both realistically (Spinoff publication) and theoretically (trickle down labor) spending MORE money in NASA, and less in social
programs, will actually benefit society more than said social programs.
The argument to stay on earth and fix our problems like unemployment and poverty is debunked in this thread.
NASA created 400,000 jobs during the 60s with a budget less than half of what I'm talking about (100 billion dollars) in today's money. And with
the trickle down labor theory (so far I'm the only person I know who has thought of that...and I gave it that name if someone else has thought of
it...tell me lol. I have a habit of discovering things on my own, such as certain aspects of Special Relativity and String Theory...only to discover
that it's already been thought up) that is 400,000 more jobs in total, and so currently Unemployed people and unskilled workers can now find jobs.
Basically the theory is that by creating high-tech jobs, you in a sense create unskilled jobs as well, thus benefiting the WHOLE of society.
So by massive spending on NASA, you in turn benefit the poor by giving them a better chance in making their own money.
Ok...I'm done speaking for now, time for comments.