Department of Chastity
From this morning's USA Today, a report on your tax dollars in action:
The federal government's "no sex without marriage" message isn't just for kids anymore.
Now the government is targeting unmarried adults up to age 29 as part of its abstinence-only programs, which include millions of dollars in federal money that will be available to the states under revised federal grant guidelines for 2007.
The government says the change is a clarification. But critics say it's a clear signal of a more directed policy targeting the sexual behavior of adults.
For last year's state grants, Congress appropriated $50 million. A similar amount is expected for 2007, but the money has not yet been allocated, according to the Administration for Children and Families.
On the bright side, this means that if you are an 18-29 year old with no prospect of sex on the horizon, you're no longer a loser, you're a model citizen. Well done. Now go hit the (cold) shower.
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