I realise that we have important things to spend tax money on back on Earth. I absolutely support the idea that we should be trying to create a stable, educated and affluent society. However I also see the need to explore, to migrate and to conquer that the human race has displayed from it's inception. We need a reason to be, a great project to proudly build. It is with immense frustration that I write this blog. We absolutely have the technology to conquer space, it isn't science fiction.
I would gladly see my tax money going on manned spaceflight. I wouldn't even mind paying a little extra that would go exclusively towards the cause. It all adds up. 300 million people paying a few dollars extra every year? I'd pay it proudly. What do you think? I'd like to gauge the general consensus on this issue.