Billionaire Praises Gingrich For $2 Billion Dollar Moon Competition

Billionaire technologist Elon Musk gave his seal of approval to a plan by former GOP speaker of the House Newt Gingrich to give a $2 Billion Dollar prize to the first private company to establish a base on the moon. As Fox News reports:

SpaceX CEO Elon Musk gave his approval for a plan put forth by former Speaker of the House Newt Gingrich to give a $2 billion prize to the first private company to establish and run the first base on the moon.

“This is a great idea,” Musk tweeted in response to a story written up about the plan, which was first reported by Politico.

The plan, which was hatched by Gingrich, Air Force Lt. Gen. Steven Kwast, Howard Bloom (the former music publicist to icons such as Michael Jackson, Prince and Billy Joel) and others, would be awarded in an effort to help cut down public spending on space exploration, primarily the domain of NASA.

“In the past, putting permanent housing on the moon has been estimated to cost between $50 billion and $500 billion,” the proposal reads, according to Politico.” But several private companies have developed moon programs on their own dime. So we are now in a position to buy transportation and housing from private American companies. At an unbelievable drop in cost.”

Is Newt’s plan a great idea for America, or simply another waste of taxpayer dollars?


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