Just when you think our government can't get any goofier, they outdo themselves. I've just learned that a researcher at Wayne State University Medical School in Detroit received $2.6 million of our tax dollars to train Chinese prostitutes to drink responsibly on the job! The thinking is that they may be able to reduce the incidence of HIV/AIDS among Chinese "sex workers" and their customers.
This would be a great project for the Chinese government to undertake, but why on earth should we underwrite it? Lord only knows what other stupid things our hard-earned money is being spent on. To paraphrase a famous senator from years ago, you spend a few million here, a few million there, and pretty soon, you're talking about serious money! I realize that $2.6 million is a drop in the bucket compared to the entire federal budget, but it's the idea that politicians feel free to waste our money like this that infuriates.
If you want to verify this, here's the link: http://www.cnsnews.com/public/content/article.aspx?RsrcID=47976&print=on