Ted Cruz Just Said We Need To Spend Billions To Save Us From ‘Space Pirates’
Republican Senator Ted Cruz said this week that Donald Trump’s Space Force is a priority and should be funded in order to save the country from “space pirates.”
No, this isn’t a joke or a troll, Cruz actually believes this.
“Since the ancient Greeks first put to sea, nations have recognized the necessity of naval forces and maintaining a superior capability to protect waterborne travel and commerce from bad actors,” Cruz, the chairman of the subcommittee on aviation and space, said at a hearing Tuesday.
“Pirates threaten the open seas, and the same is possible in space. In this same way, I believe we too must now recognize the necessity of a Space Force to defend the nation and to protect space commerce and civil space exploration,” Cruz added.
It’s as if these Republicans will roll over and do anything for Trump, no matter how ridiculous it sounds.
According to the Congressional Budget Office, the Trump administration will need more than $2 billion in order to get the Space Force off the ground.
The report found that a Space Force military branch would need 5,400 to 7,800 in new personnel for overhead and management, adding more than $1 billion to the Pentagon’s annual costs.
Forget feeding the hungry, forget housing the homeless. Apparently, Republicans want to spend billions to save us from space pirates. God help us all.