Tuesday, September 14, 2010

Where $800,000 of Your Tax Dollars Went...

Well, during these hard times when unemployment is at an all time high and more veterans than ever can't find work...


$823,200 of your tax money went to a program aimed at getting African men to wash their penises within 12 hours after sex. They then plan to follow up that program to see if the genital washing helped cut down on instance of HIV infections...

We can wash away HIV/AIDS? Send me to Africa for the class, because that's news to me.

"The study’s lead investigator Dr. Thomas J. Coates was the fourth highest-funded researcher in the country in 2002 and is currently conducting HIV research on three continents.

CNSNews.com asked both Coates and NIMH the following question: “The Census Bureau says the median household income in the United States is $52,000. How would you explain to the average American mom and dad -- who make $52,000 per year -- that taxing them to pay for this grant was justified?”

Coates, who was unavailable for comment, directed CNSNews.com to ask grant-related questions of his assistant, Darya Freedman, who did not respond.

The NIMH also declined to respond to CNSNews.com’s question."

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