The truth is that the majority of stimulus funding would be used to support state and local health departments and communities. Health departments across the nation are experiencing budget shortfalls and are being forced to reduce staff and provide fewer public health services.
via the Huffington Post
Not even the hip-hop trio Salt-N-Pepa could have predicted that their most ubiquitous nugget of pop culture advice ("Let's talk about sex") would be used as a conservative strategy to derail President Barack Obama's $800 billion economic aid plan.
But as the Senate begins debate this week on the plan, one apparently titillating item in the package -- $400 million in funding for STD screening and prevention -- has had conservatives talking about sex with Dr. Ruth frequency in an attempt to frame the funding as "wasteful" and morally objectionable.