Some remember the findings of the Augustine Committee Report which early in Obama's first term said that NASA needed "the right mission at the right size: NASA's budget should match its mission and goals..." And NASA has even less budget now. Does anyone in the Bay Area know what their new congressmen are doing inside the DC Beltway?
Stockman, called the nuttiest congressman, again" says on his website, "So let’s create a bold manned and unmanned space program, which includes a specific roadmap to return to the moon where we will learn how to live on other worlds, and then land on Mars." Awash in hypocrisy, Stockman's twitter account is @SteveWorks4You. His tweets are cheap, he'll support the Space subcommittee's recommendation to cut NASA's budget by $1B.
As @TXRANDY14, Randy Weber tweets about NASA more than any other topic. Unfortunately, while pretending to support NASA, he too will support the NASA budget cuts. We all may be better off with him playing with his dog in the U.S. Capitol as he recently tweeted, "This week I have been fortunate to have my dog Mia here in DC. She's been enjoying roaming the halls of the Capitol and meeting all the great people who stop by the office!" Great, the freshman congressman is fitting right in!
Hmm... maybe we can reward these folks hypocrisy of promoting big programs while also cutting their budgets by cutting the "good" congressmen's salaries. Now this is the real deal...let's cut congressional pay by 10%.