$335,000,000 FOR STD PREVENTION IN ECONOMIC STIMULUS BILL
Wed Jan 28 2009 09:58:30 ET
Democrats may have eliminated provisions on birth control and sod for the National Mall in the “job stimulus” — but buried on page 147 of the bill is stimulation for prevention of sexually transmitted diseases!
The House Democrats’ bill includes $335 million for sexually transmitted disease education and prevention programs at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the DRUDGE REPORT has learned.
In the past, the CDC has used STD education funding for programs that many Members of Congress find objectionable and arguably unrelated to a mission of economic stimulus [such as funding events called ‘Booty Call’ and ‘Great Sex’ put on by an organization that received $698,000 in government funds.]
“Whether this funding has merit is not the question; the point is it has no business in an economic plan supposedly focused on job creation,” says a stimulated Hill source.
Alright, so I can atleast understand (while I wildly disagree with) the argument to fund abortions through the stimulous package, but what is the argument here? The abortion thing didn’t work, so instead this is their work around and they’re going to try to hand out millions of dollars worth of condoms?
I honestly can’t see how this is economically stimulating. It doesn’t seem to be creating jobs, or putting money back into the economy. It’s like congress has a friend who they are just handing over $335M to. I mean, STD education? Really?
While I’m all for a healthy American people, I really just don’t see the stimulous here.