Santorum rips Gingrich for moon colony idea

“The idea that anybody’s going out and talking about brand new, very expensive schemes to spend more money at a time when we do not have our fiscal house in order in my opinion is playing crass politics and not being realistic with the people of this country as to the nature and gravity of the problem,” Santorum said Thursday…

“The idea at this point that we’re going to create any new expansive plan to create a new mission and fund that mission in any way that could lead to a deployment or development of that mission, I just think is similar to what Speaker Gingrich said the other night when he said he was going to create a new Social Security plan,” Santorum said, referencing a heated back-and-forth between him and Gingrich over the speaker’s plan for providing a private Social Security option.