Friday, April 13, 2007

Another Failed Government Policy at Taxpayer Expense!!!

If there is onething I hate; it is the income tax!
If there is one more thing I REALLY hate; it is government waste of taxpayer money!!!!!

Here is another example of how government wastes OUR hard earned money to fund assinine pet projects!

Study: Abstinence classes don't stop sex

Students who took part in sexual abstinence programs were just as likely to have sex as those who did not, according to a study ordered by Congress.

Also, those who attended one of the four abstinence classes that were reviewed reported having similar numbers of sexual partners as those who did not attend the classes. And they first had sex at about the same age as other students — 14.9 years, according to Mathematica Policy Research Inc.

The federal government now spends about $176 million annually on abstinence-until-marriage education. Critics have repeatedly said they don't believe the programs are working, and the study will give
them reinforcement

However, Bush administration officials cautioned against drawing sweeping conclusions from the study. They said the four programs reviewed — among several hundred across the nation — were some of the very first established after Congress overhauled the nation's welfare laws in 1996.

Officials said one lesson they learned from the study is that the abstinence message should be reinforced in subsequent years to truly affect behavior.

"This report confirms that these interventions are not like vaccines. You can't expect one dose in middle school, or a small dose, to be protective all throughout the youth's high school career," said Harry Wilson, the commissioner of the Family and Youth Services Bureau at the Administration for Children and Families.

You want to spend more of MY money to fund something that dosen't work!?!
WTF is that?!?
I am all for teaching kids about what a mess having sex at an early age
can be but, to only teach them abstinence is retarded.
Kids are going to have SEX!!!
We were created by God to HAVE SEX!!!
If God only wanted us to have sex when we married then he would gave us detachable genitals to be purchased with proof of marriage certificate!!!
uh oh... I can hear the religious wackos not liking that comment! lol

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