Newt Gingrich Gets Spacey
I don’t like right wing ideology, but that doesn’t mean I refuse to read what right wingers have to say about the issues. It’s important to keep abreast of the ways that right wingers adjust their rhetoric to promote their wacky agenda. It’s also entertaining.
For example, if I didn’t read right wing political material, I never would have come across presidential candidate Newt Gingrich’s kooky idea for blending Republican economic theory with Buck Rogers gee-whiz adventures in outer space. Gingrich thinks that it’s very important for the United States to keep on spending people into outer space, but not to have the government do it, and not in order to promote scientific research, or the welfare of the human race. No, Newt Gingrich wants to scrap NASA, and replace it with tax credits for space tourism: “There ought to be tax credits for manufacturing in space and tax credits for developing commercial flights into near space for space tourism.”
Tax credits for manufacturing and tourism in outer space? Why tax credits? To encourage small businesses to send rocketships into orbit?
Oh, I get it! Newt Gingrich is promoting the Wallace and Gromit plan for economic recovery and space exploration. Why if that wacky Englishman and his dog could build a rocket ship to go to the moon to have a nice cheese and crackers holiday, so could you, if only the government would give you a tax credit to help you pay for the initial construction. Sure. That’s the ticket… into orbit.
Newt Gingrich: Still crazy after all these years.
(Source: Newt Gingrich on Future Endeavors in Space, on DraftNewt.org)
Tom Paine was a patriot, a humanitarian, and a freethinker. Celebrate Thomas Paine Day with these greeting cards - and live free!
More Than One Way (Metal Pinback Button)
Liberals Do It More Freely (bumper sticker)
Tennessee voters choose Barack Obama for President because Obama has the vision to bring America out of the pit of Republican failure in 2012. Go Tennessee for Obama.
I was a liberal before being a liberal was cool (bumper sticker)
Under the GOP, war is peace, freedom is slavery, and ignorance is strength. Haven't I read this somewhere before? (bumper sticker)