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Disinformation On Our Dime


One wonders what the point of voting out the fundamentalist Christian conservatives and gaining a majority in the House and Senate was.  Why do we need to kowtow to these reality deniers?  Oh yeah.  Blue Dog Democrats.  May they be put in the pound in 2010.

Panel Votes To Restore Abstinence Only Education Money

A Senate committee voted Tuesday night to restore $50 million a year in federal funding for abstinence-only education that President Barack Obama has pushed to eliminate.

The 12-11 vote by the Senate Finance Committee came over objections from its chairman, Democratic Sen. Max Baucus of Montana.

Two Democrats – Kent Conrad of North Dakota and Blanche Lincoln of Arkansas – joined all 10 committee Republicans in voting “yes” on the measure by Republican Sen. Orrin Hatch of Utah.

Kent Conrad and Blanche Lincoln also voted no on the Public Option last week.  All the research that has been done on the effectiveness of Abstinence Only education has shown it to be a completely failed program (here, here and here).  The United States leads industrial nations in teen pregnancies, STDS, higher teen abortion rates and so forth.  Telling hormone bubbling teens to not have sex is a failing proposition.   

Having our tax dollars spent in this area instead of someplace useful for some reason pisses me off.

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