Recently I was reading an article about how the US government was suing an Apollo 14 astronaut to recover a camera that he was trying to auction. Apparently they want it back. I'm guessing what they're going to do with it is simply put it in some warehouse like they do with everything else.
It occurred to me that the government has TONS of stuff that they could probably sell to get us out of debt. Why is the government holding on to tons of crap when they could just sell it?
When families need to get out of debt. They sell stuff. They have garage sales or sell stuff on craigslist and eBay. So why can't the government?
So here are some ideas:
- The Smithsonian has millions of artifacts that aren't even on display. Sell them!
- Instead of putting all the Space Shuttles in museums, take one apart. Sell the tiles. People would pay thousands of dollars for Space Shuttle souvenirs.
- Clean out all the old junk at NASA and sell it.
- Does the Library of Congress really need all those books? Sell some.
Wouldn't it be great on the next Independence Day for the government to be financially independent?
Can you think of any other junk the government has that it could sell?