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From Space.com:

"WASHINGTON - NASA stands to lose an additional $325 million under the omnibus spending package headed to the U.S. Senate for a final vote.

"A disaster relief bill the House approved Dec. 16 along with the 2012 Final Consolidated Appropriations Bill (H.R. 2055) includes a 1.83 percent across-the-board cut for all nondefense related discretionary spending, including NASA, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) and a number of other federal agencies previously funded in the so-called minibus spending bill Congress enacted in November. The across-the-board cut, or rescission, is crafted to pay for some $8 billion in disaster relief spending."
Read more here: http://www.space.com/13967-nasa-faces-budget-cuts.html
 

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Why is it limited to nondefense related discretionary spending? US has way too much love for its bloated military. Makes me mad.
 

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2012 will have challenges of defending our shores. Further, this allows the opportunity to cut out the NASA excess and streamline. Good for the future and growth in the long run.
 

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I don't know, I'm kind of in support of the idea of continuing the spending of limited resources on a few more opportunities to slaughter innocents, and spill American blood instead of exploring the universe and unlocking the secrets of the heavens.
 

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The bigger question is why are we spending so much money on disaster relief? People should be prepared, insurance companies should be taking the financial risks, building codes and zoning need to be written in such a way to prevent some of these disasters. And charities and volunteers should be doing a lot, along with the state national guard.

Maybe if we build water pipelines instead of oil pipelines in the midwest, it could help pump water from flood plains to places where there are droughts...
 

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Well, Cincinnati got $19 million for a streetcar project we don't even need. After tricking voters with a 10-year no new project discussion clause, they voted for the project. That money could have gone to NASA. This country is full of it these days.
 
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