Osama says, no Moon for you

That is what NASA has been re-tasked to do.
They will get that data to support the Kyoto Protocols!
The last time we sent a man to the moon?

It's just a cap on the budget, not an elimination of NASA. Congress has been doing that for years with the blessings of whatever president is in charge at the time.
"Per aspera ad astra"

not anymore! forget about aeronautics and space, and get started on making fake global warming data for Al Gore's next powerpoint