As for NASA not being in Obama's budgets... are you a fucking idiot? Of course it's there. It's too damn small, just like it's been since the late 1970's, but it's still there. The people wondering why not highways instead of space exploration are those people who are too fucking stupid to realize that dollar for dollar, NASA has had the biggest impact on innovation and economic growth of any government agency. And lets be clear.... the lifetime cost for the F-35 program, a plane that can't do a damn thing that it needed to do, is massively over budget and a decade behind schedule, could fund NASA for like 70-80 years at it's current level. The problem is there are a lot of cowardly politicians who prefer to have a global military hegemony so they can control everything rather than work for the betterment of humanity... and those asswipes continue to spend massive amounts for a military that we, quite frankly, should not have.
But lets make sure we get this straight.... privatization ALWAYS increases costs, and only blind deaf idiots miss the point where the government covers those costs AND MORE through new "subsidies" for the corporations who now have control over what SHOULD BE working for the people of this country. Look at what happened to Medicare B. It is the poster child for what shit happens when "privatization" happens. Services go down, costs go up, everyone's screwed except the corporations.
You want the national debt taken care of.. that's easy.. vote in democrats. Every time we get republicans in there, the debt skyrockets, economic growth slows, and job creation drops. Don't take my word for it, actually look up the numbers. See if reality can penetrate your blind partisan bullshit.
We need a lot less military in every other country in the world, and a lot more basic infrastructure and r&d here at home.