I hate when my tax money goes down the toilet, don’t you? It seems to be happening more and more and more and more over the past 7 years. And now that the US dollar is only worth 93 Canadian cents, it hurts more than it has in a long time, because I don’t have as much money to waste on paying taxes that will be used for things I consider imooral, or even just stupid. Here’s one example that I find particularly irritating:
Programs that focus exclusively on abstinence have not been shown to affect teenager sexual behavior, although they are eligible for tens of millions of dollars in federal grants, according to a study released by a nonpartisan group that seeks to reduce teen pregnancies.
“At present there does not exist any strong evidence that any abstinence program delays the initiation of sex, hastens the return to abstinence or reduces the number of sexual partners” among teenagers, the study concluded.
The report, which was based on a review of research into teenager sexual behavior, was being released Wednesday by the nonpartisan National Campaign to Prevent Teen and Unplanned Pregnancy.
Right now, Congress is about to approve another $141 million for community-based, abstinence-only sex-ed programs — $4 million more than what Bush requested. Read the whole story.
What’s wrong with these people? Are the stoned or just idiots?