The Feds shelled out $100,000 for a program to teach teenage girls on probation how to get their boyfriends to use condoms after the girls are released. The girls live in Houston.
There are not enough of them to constitute a valid sample for study: 30 girls. But, hey, there was an extra $100,000 lying around. Why not conduct training?
When the federal government shells out $3.8 trillion a year, no one can keep track of where it all goes. So, some of it goes to bureaucrats with really bizarre ideas of how it should be spent.
I don’t think anyone came to voters and said this. “I’ve got a great idea. Let’s teach condom negotiation skills to girls who have proven in a court of law that they have no moral sense. Let’s teach them how to negotiate with their predator boyfriends on condom use. You pay for it. I’ll administer it.”
As they say: “What’s missing from this picture?” I’ll tell you: asking permission from voters. It will never happen.
“But it’s for the children!” Yes, it is: if we define “children” as convicted teenage criminals.
The state is relentless in finding ways to waste money. People get paid upper middle class salaries to devise these ways. They are way ahead of the voters when it comes to finding ways to spend huge wads of money on projects that are not just hopeless, but silly.
They are spending us blind.