Billionaires in Space Race
More proof, as if we needed it, that future Bond villain Jeff Bezos doesn’t pay enough taxes:
“…Blue Origin was one of three firms vying for a contract to land NASA’s first astronauts on the Moon since 1972. In April, NASA shelved the company’s $5.9 billion proposal of its Blue Moon landing system and went with SpaceX’s $2.9 billion Starship proposal instead, opting to pick just one company for the project after saying it might pick two. The contract involves two lunar landings — one test landing without humans, and another with humans — and SpaceX has already received $439 million from NASA to start its work, according to federal data.”
Yup, the world’s richest man —who pays an effective tax rate of zero— is suing the government for more of your tax money, and the government will have to defend its decision by —you guessed it— paying more of your tax money.