Not content with afull morning of carnage, the Senate Finance Committee apparently had a bit of time on its hands after throwing the Public Option under the bus Tuesday. So they stayed late and passed a measure by Orrin Fucking Hatch to restore funding for abstinence fucking only education. How much money? How much of our tax dollars do 12 committee members want to spend on something thatEVEN TEXAS finally admits doesn’t work?
Yeah, vote down substantive change that would help tens of thousands of people get comprehensive health care but by all fucking means, let’s approve spending $50,000,000 a year on a crap notion that is not just completely divorced from reality but also contributes tohigher rates of teen pregnancy and STDs.
Not that it redeems him any, but Max Baucus was against the idea.
An alternate measure offered by Baucus also passed. Baucus’ measure,
which passed 14-9, would make money available for education on
contraception and sexually transmitted diseases, among other things, in
addition to abstinence. Lawmakers will have to reconcile the two
measures, both approved during debate on a sweeping health overhaul
bill, as the legislation moves forward.
These people make me sick.