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  •  27 million versus 10 billion (0+ / 0-)

    They get 27 mil for 18 more months.

    We get 10 billion to feed, educate, keep warm, keep helathy (among other things) our children.

    I'm not sure where these abstinence classes are being taught, but 27 million in CA (where I live) alone would be nothing but a drop in the bucket and frankly useless.

    The other money comes in much more handy.

    •  Depends on perspective (0+ / 0-)

      The Dems had promised to defund this whole program, which would have saved $120 million for something more useful. Now they're giving it $27 million more.

      And where I live, even that $27 million funds a lot of human service programs, affecting thousands of people.  

      •  Split up the 27 million between the states that (0+ / 0-)

        allow this crap.

        Then split up 10 billion.  You know which goes farther.

        What deal would you rather have:

        Defund an odious program saving $120 million?

        Fund it at $147 million and get $10 billion in spending that affects millions of people (and sets a new baseline for programmatic spending)?

        I make the second deal every single time.  I remind all the people who get the $10 billion that it was OUR party that delivered for them.

        And in 18 months, when we reclaim the White House?  Bye-bye abstinence only.

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