I am neither a big fan of sexually transmitted diseases nor of cigarettes, but I am aghast that Bushbama's original stimulus plan included $400,000,000 for the prevention of STDS and $75,000,000 in anti-smoking. While these are laudable goals and IF these programs were effective there would be long term economic benefits, they hardly constitute an immediate economic stimulus. Clearly, Bushbama and many Democrats are using the stimulus bill as an opportunity to push through their pet programs, without subjecting them to normal legislative debate.
In addition, Bushbama's stimulus bill is directing $87,000,000,000 towards Medicaid and $45,000,000,000 in funding other government health care programs. The question is not if we agree or disagree with this particular segment of the "stimulus bill. The question is if a policy that will ad billions to an already mind-boggling deficit should be decided through the debate and votes of our legislature. If you answered "yes," the second question is: What does it say about a leader when he uses a crisis to circumvent the normal legislative process? I believe the answer is that Bushbama and many of his democratic cohorts have very little regard for the democratic process.
You don't have to be an Ultra-Orthodox Jew to choose STDs and Smoking over a giant pork sandwich filled with many questionable ingredients...especially when your children and grandchildren will be paying for it for decades to come.