Wednesday, January 28, 2009

$335 Million in Stimulus for STDs

Because pork buried deep within the so-called job stimulus bill has been uncovered, Democrats may have eliminated provisions on birth control and sod for the National Mall -- but found deep on page 147 of the bill is economic stimulation for the prevention of sexually transmitted diseases.

The House Democrats’ bill includes $335 million for sexually transmitted disease (STD) education and prevention programs at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the DRUDGE REPORT reported today.
In the past, the CDC has used this 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.
Read the bill.

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