Everytime Rush Limbaugh says something stupid, the right wing echo chamber pulls out the bill maher card as if its even remotely relevant. I am not going to discuss how ridiculous that comparison is here but instead point out one of the best things that Bill Maher has done. That is introduce us to Astrophysicist Neil de Grasse Tyson.
In this slow economy the calls are everywhere to “shrink government”. The fact that they have ssucceeded on doing so in some levels shows us why we are still in an economic downturn. Here in a brilliant clip, Tyson explains to the Fox viewers how important NASA is, and that it is an INVESTMENT in America NOT an expense.
Of course actual economic talk will go right over the head of most fox viewers but you can ask yourself, why do we perpetually cut the NASA budget? what about an investment don’t they get? The answer is pretty simple:
Because we have guys like this in charge!
By the way:
1. In finance, the purchase of a financial product or other item of value with an expectation of favorable future returns. In general terms, investment means the use money in the hope of making more money.