* Posts by James Nordgaard

1 post • joined 19 Nov 2007

Americans clueless on NASA budgets

James Nordgaard

Public ignorance

This has got to be put in context of the general public's profound ignorance about not just the federal budget but about everything, plus the willing of people to give off the cuff answers that even they would not even believe if they were think about for more than a moment.

For example, if you polled people on every function the government does, each individually, you would probably find the public believes government has funding exceeding 1000 percent, maybe even 10,000 percent (the questions have to done separately, or people will start realizing their totals have to come up with something like 100.

In other words, this is an absolutely worthless and meaningless poll, simply designed to give a desired result for a specific purpose.

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