I think we can afford it, I guess we disagree there, fair enough. If you borrow hundreds of billions of dollars, thus negating any future development. Funny thing is that the Chinese will most likely be funding this indirectly. So can you find me where this money can come from in a budget that is $500 billion in the hole? Also you're in Canada, so we is incorrect, they can. As far as "a phallic race to the moon"? I don't see any need to get Freud involved, I don't even follow what that's supposed to mean. Try to think about it, what do most men do? Same thing with this and nationalism... again I disagree but you're certainly welcome to your opinion. So letting millions go without the basics is a future? So we can find out what rock is on mars?