Friday, June 19, 2009
Their Tax Dollars At Work...
New Mexico is spending $198 million of taxpayer money (and counting) on a theme park stunt called "Spaceport America." Gov. Bill Richardson, keeping what appears to be a straight face, broke ground today on the "spaceport," which will provide Richard Branson's new tourist venture, Virgin Galactic, with a facility to launch well-heeled space cadets into a suborbital ride off the back of an aircraft.
It's $200,000 a ticket. Or $180,000 a ride on Discount Dimwit Days.