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.


1 comment:

ChefNick said...

Hey, can't complain about $20,000 off for a chance to risk your life for six minutes in space! Imagine the sensation at your next barbecue when you regale them with "What it was like to be weightless!"

What's that, you say? Oh, more likely, it'll be a pine box with what's left of you afterward, (if they ever find it)? Still a bargain any way you cut it.

So if you think of it in terms of $20,000 off the price of a pine box (DNA analysis included!) THAT ain't so bad a deal!

Hell, ya know the cost of an MRI these days?