Presidential candidate and former U.S. House Speaker, Newt Gingrich, has declared that if he wins the presidency (here’s hoping not) he would set up a permanent moon base. Space exploration is great, but Gingrich is out of touch with America’s new reality in that such an endeavor would cost billions upon billions of dollars in taxpayer money.
Said funds could be used more productively, for things such as job creation. America is in the midst of a staggering financial crisis and cannot afford such expenditures when jobs need to be created right here on earth. The government needs to get out of the red, before launching such ambitious and financially costly projects.