Speaking of space… If Bigelow Aerospace is as promising as all that, the private sector should be more than happy to invest in it, and Bigelow should be more than able to pay the same taxes that everybody else pays. Alas, the private sector has house-broken every state in the nation, including of course Nevada, and doling out tax breaks to companies is just a given. In Bigelow’s case, the give from Nevada is $158 million.
(The above was excerpted from the July 12 Daily Current newsletter. To get the complete newsletter delivered to your inbox each morning, sign up in the box at the bottom of this page.)