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Stimulus Expenditures

February 25th, 2010

After listening to Mr. Obama talk last week about the stimulus dollars and how good it had been for America, I decided to look into to some of the expenditures.  Now for him to say that there was not “one dollar” spent on pork, that fueled my wondering mind.  I started looking into pork but, I got sidetracked by another subject.

This was an article researched by The Press Democrat.  Now let me apologize for the subject matter but it is in fact….fact.  The subject is sex and I suppose these bullet points are considered important to some people in the world of health.  Before I go any farther, let me assure you that after reading these summaries, I dug further to check some of them out because, I could not believe what I was reading.  This is not the whole list but the one’s I had time to verify.  Here are some examples of what “some” of our tax dollars are working on.

  1. Did you know we have spent $221,355 through Indiana University, to study why young men do not like using condoms?
  2. We have spent $219,000 of our recent stimulus money to find out if alcohol has any influence on the sexual behavior in young girls.  Call anyone for $1.00 and save $218,999!
  3. At the University of Illinois, $123,000 of our precious stimulus dollars were spent to determine how people use drugs to enhance their sex life.  I can’t believe people would really do that….sex and drugs…or drugs and sex.
  4. Here’s a good one.  The University of Minnesota received $190,464….to determine what you might ask?  It appears the American people needed to know more about sex reversal in mice.  I called the White House and told them that the next time I saw a mouse headed across the floor, I would grab him up and ask him “Do you want to be a girl”?  If he says yes…I can do the operation right there on the spot.  No need for stimulus dollars here!  Never heard back.
  5. $1.97 million has been allocated to the USC School of Social Work, under the guidance of Suzanne Wenzel, to help understand the sexual risk behavior of homeless men.  2 million!
  6. Do you think that this administration needs to spend $128,000 to decide if quiet buffalo have more sex than noisy bison?  Wonder how much they would pay me for info on this annoying bull about 500 yards from my house?
  7. We just spent $330,697 at a university in Oregon, to determine how sheep choose their sexual partners.  The study is in the early stages but so far we have discovered that 8% of rams prefer same sex mating partners.  How many of us have suspected that might be the case?
  8. Specialists with the New York Psychiatric Institute have been allotted $400,000 to find out why gay men engage in risky sexual behavior while drunk…In Buenos Aires, Argentina.  Why could we not have conducted that study in lets say Boston, Atlanta or Frisco, and at least have kept the money circulating in the good old USA?  There are plenty of drunk gays in those cities….and others….inside our borders.  Sounds like someone just wanted to take a fun road trip….on our money.
  9. Here is my last example and favorite of all.  The National Institute of Alcohol Abuse has been given $2.6 million to train Chinese prostitutes to “drink responsibly while on the job”.  The Wayne State University professor running the program says China has an HIV problem.  So?  Why should 3 million of our stimulus dollars be spent teaching Chinese prostitutes how to stay sober while performing their task????  Well, bottom line is this.  China felt it was only the right thing to do since we already support such programs in….get this….Botswana, Mozambique, South Africa, Tanzania, Ivory Coast, Ghana and Namibia, among others.  Well in that case…why not?  Sorry I didn’t understand and I certainly would not want to slight Chinese prostitutes of an education.  Then again….maybe this is a credit on all the money we owe them!

My question is this.  Is this what we call “creating jobs” in using these stimulus dollars?  That’s all I’ve heard about…how many jobs have been created…or saved.  I haven’t heard about all these studies with our money.

Sad part is this.  That money could have been spread among a lot of small business to create “real” jobs, that would have served a noble and worthwhile purpose.  Problem is, I can’t name you one small business that has heard from the government, wanting to give them any dollars in order to stimulate the American economy.  Small business is on its own.  Not so much for China, Argentina and all the others…..including the mice and the sheep!  This is just the tip of a piece of ice…certainly not the tip of the burg itself!!

Until next time….keep watch and America Bless God.