NASA spent around £0.5 billion to send its New Horizons spacecraft to Pluto.
The Secretary of State for Work and Pensions Iain Duncan Smith’s welfare reform fiasco on the other hand, will cost the UK taxpayer at least £12.8 billion.
Of course, Duncan Smith’s reform project – a car crash known as Universal Credit – isn’t just about wasting lots and lots of taxpayers’ money.
It’s also – in Iain’s own words – about changing the “lives of the poorest and most vulnerable people in our society”.
And by that measure, Iain has certainly been successful.
Here are just a few examples of how Duncan Smith’s incompetence has been changing the “lives of the poorest and most vulnerable people in our society“:
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