Newt Gingrich’s Outer Space Ambitions Are Even More Ridiculous Than We Thought


The shuttle is already comfortable enough to carry anyone free of severe health problems into space, and the next generation shuttle will be even more like an airliner. We should begin with a candidate-selection lottery based on individual income tax forms and offer to send each year’s winner on a shuttle flight.” — Newt Gingrich, in his 1984 book Window of Opportunity (available on Amazon used from $0.42), with an idea for incentivizing people to file a tax return.

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