From the article:
"That program had begun in 2004, with a call from President George W. Bush. "We will undertake extended human missions to the moon as early as 2015," Bush said then.
But its funding never matched its ambitions. The nation's ETA on the moon was repeatedly pushed back. By 2009, a study commissioned by President Obama found that -- at its current budget -- NASA might not get a man back to the moon until the 2030s.
"They were trying to do more work than they had money to do. And they tried to make it up by slipping" the due date further and further into the future, said Norman R. Augustine, a former chief executive of Lockheed Martin, who led the study.
What was left was a choice, he said.
"We have to decide in this country whether we want a jobs program," he said, "or a space program."
Finally, in early 2010, Obama made a stunning announcement.
He wanted to give up on the moon. In fact, he wanted to scrap the entire Constellation program, including the rocket engines that the Mississippi tower was meant to test."
How is it that a DEMOCRAT steps in to stop REPUBLICAN wasteful overspending and yet democrats are still called the party of big spenders and republicans are the fiscal conservatives?