Well, to begin there's usually more than one person living in a country. Secondly I'm assuming the "1 million dollars to fix it up" means government spending on education, healthcare, policing not to mention military (which is considerably more than scientific space exploration if you live in the US). So your suggesting that governments spend doubly-doubly-doubly-triply-quadruply the amount they spend on those areas on space travel. Needless to say, this simply isn't the case anywhere. Thirdly, "some really interesting girls" is by far the best analogy based metaphor for scientific knowledge I have ever heard. Not joking, thank you for that.
Are outside Earth resources really too expensive once we get going? To mention just ONE – Helium-3 (abundant on the moon) is a valuable future fuel. As safe, clean fusion electric is developed, the equivalent of a shuttle-load could provide all the . power needs for more than a year . . that’s many times the annual cost of the Space program here. Does the one writer really believe that kind of cost can somehow be recovered through recycling? (I’m all for recycling, by the way . . but I can’t believe it will reclaim that huge an amount of energy while relieving pressure on Earth’s resources.)
The most common problem experienced by humans in the initial hours of weightlessness is known as space adaptation syndrome or SAS, commonly referred to as space sickness. It is related to motion sickness , and arises as the vestibular system adapts to weightlessness.  Symptoms of SAS include nausea and vomiting , vertigo , headaches , lethargy , and overall malaise.  The first case of SAS was reported by cosmonaut Gherman Titov in 1961. Since then, roughly 45% of all people who have flown in space have suffered from this condition. The duration of space sickness varies, but rarely has it lasted for more than 72 hours, after which the body adjusts to the new environment.