Ahh the sweet smell of federal subsidies and largess.
CNS News reports:
(CNSNews.com) – The National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH), a division of the National Institutes of Health (NIH), spent $823,200 of economic stimulus funds in 2009 on a study by a UCLA research team to teach uncircumcised African men how to wash their genitals after having sex.
The genitalia-washing program is part of a larger $12-million UCLA study examining how to better encourage Africans to undergo voluntary HIV testing and counseling – however, only the penis-washing study received money from the 2009 economic stimulus law. The washing portion of the study is set to end in 2011.
This is the kind of crap we spend money on in Amerika.
It is important to remember that some poor shlub out there is 800,000 dollars poorer so some jerk in a lab coat could feel good about himself while accomplishing nothing.
The government doesn’t just “have” 800,000 laying around – it took it – from you.