And they'll stay on the the street as long as they think goverenment going to hand them a job.
But okay, if you want gov. increasing employment . the apollo moon program, at it's max, was employing hundreds of thousands of americans. Directly and indirectly, thru contractors, areospace companys, and yes thru trickle down to the support community.
Obama made it very clear during last years camplain that NASA's budget was most likely to be reduced during his first year.
That's his space plan. And it's not waiting for the release of a report. the report is unimportant.
Bush never had NASA on his front burner. But he commissioned the design and construction of the Ares system. Obama has no concrete plan to replace the shuttles. and the plan for the International Space Station is now to be "DE-ORBIT" it in the tear 2015.
An interesting perspective.
How about the homeless individuals who want to get off the streets and find jobs but can't due to the circumstances and regulations that put them in a catch 22 situation?
Such as having a permanent address for example (shelters btw cannot be counted as such) which also excludes potential friends who are already productive members of society since we are talking about people without connections to begin with.
The point is ... since the government has been doing essentially nothing to help out these people get back into society even before the recession hit, I don't see how reducing the NASA budget even further would help the recession or prevent loss of jobs in the mainstream when the military for example seems to have a limitless source of funds that are being squandered at every turn.
Forgive me, but the government had loads of opportunities to divert the money from other sources in order to 'fix things right here on Earth' in the past and nobody ever did anything.