Wednesday, September 3, 2008


Paul Kane, Washington Post - Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin, the Republican vice-presidential nominee who revealed that her 17-year-old daughter is pregnant, earlier this year used her line-item veto to slash funding for a state program benefiting teen mothers in need of a place to live. . . Palin reduced funding for Covenant House Alaska by more than 20 percent, cutting funds from $5 million to $3.9 million. Covenant House is a mix of programs and shelters for troubled youths, including Passage House, which is a transitional home for teenage mothers. According to Passage House's web site, its purpose is to provide "young mothers a place to live with their babies for up to eighteen months while they gain the necessary skills and resources to change their lives" and help teen moms "become productive, successful, independent adults who create and provide a stable environment for themselves and their families.". . . Sen. John McCain (Ariz.), the presumptive Republican presidential nominee, opposed funding to prevent teen pregnancies, a position that Palin also took as governor.


At September 3, 2008 7:46 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

A Brief Review of Presidential Fads

-Jimmy Carter's beer-swilling brother Billy makes chugging a brew a pop sensation in the late 70's

-Ronald Reagan's fondness for jelly beans spawns countless gourmet jelly bean shops around the nation

-George H.W. Bush's dislike of broccoli sends broccoli sales plummeting; boosts status of junk foods everywhere

-Bill Clinton's cigar lust makes cigar bars a hot 90's hangout

-George W. Bush helps popularize faux Christianity, revives anti-Islam and anti-Arab racism, and makes ignorance a quality people take pride in

So what can the nation expect from s McCain presidency, given his choice of Sarah Palin? Answer: a nationwide epidemic of teenage pregnancies.

At September 4, 2008 12:46 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

we're already there

At September 6, 2008 10:08 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

If you want the facts, numbers, and links to budgets on this story:

Of course then you'll find the budget was cut down to 3.9 million; from a previous budget around 1.3 million.

What an amazingly horrific cut to their funding. How can they possibly survive with a mere 3 times their previous budget?

Hopefully, they'll find a way to get their expansion project underway with slightly less money than they had requested (and more than they'd gotten in the past).

I have faith in American know-how and I suspect that they'll be able to cover the bills even with only receiving three times the money the got in prior years... somehow.


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