Obama wants to be involved in everything from banking to health insurance to the BCS in college football . . . but going to outer space should be done privately?
The Obama administration on Monday will propose in its new budget spending billions of dollars to encourage private companies to build, launch and operate spacecraft for NASA and others. Uncle Sam would buy its astronauts a ride into space just like hopping in a taxi.
The idea is that getting astronauts into orbit, which NASA has been doing for 49 years, is getting to be so old hat that someone other than the government can do it. It's no longer really the Right Stuff.
Well . . . why stop there?
Privatize the military and we'll buy protection from them.