Dear Rep. McDermott,
I just recieved a note from the National Space Society saying that the House Appropriations Subcommittee has proposed a cut of $3.1 billion to the NASA budget for 2006. I would like to express my opinion on this cut and NASA in general.
I dispise what George W. Bush is doing to this country. With one exception over the last 5 years, I have disagreed with everything that he has said, and everything he has done. That one exception is his support for NASA and the US Space Program.
I believe that fully funding a responsible space program will help build a prosperous America in the near and far future. Looking beyond the age of oil, we must do everything we can to increase our resource base for energy and other possibilities, including eventual colonies in Earth orbit, on the Moon, Mars and beyond.
Please help me support our US Space Program by ensuring that NASA gets the funding that they need to fulfill their mission, and help our children and grandchildren have hope for a better tomorrow.