McCain singles out planetarium for wasteful spending

日期:2017-08-19 02:00:37 作者:慕畈 阅读:

“THREE million dollars for an overhead projector at a planetarium. My friends, do we need to spend that kind of money?” So said John McCain in last week’s presidential debate, aiming to highlight what he sees as Barack Obama’s would-be profligacy. McCain was talking about a proposed upgrade of the projection system at the not-for-profit Adler Planetarium in Chicago, Illinois – the state Obama represents in the Senate. Planetarium managers were bemused, given that their request for federal funding has not been approved. “I was really shocked,” says Sarah Beck. Nor is it McCain’s first swipe: in earlier speeches,