From the information we have, we don’t know of an asteroid that will threaten the population of the United States. But if it’s coming in three weeks…pray.
Why? Because it's so easy to pretend that it will never happen so that money shouldn't be spent on it.
CBS News also reports on this and points out that Bolden also told the committee that
We are where we are today because, you know, you all told us to do something and between the administration and the Congress, the funding to do that did not - the bottom line is always the funding did not come.
Remember, government should be small and cheap no matter what.