Every Year the United States Government has to borrow 40% of what it spends to just to keep the lights on, and other vital services, like paying someone someone to send out tweets for the Presidents wife.. We have to borrow more money just to pay the interest on what we’ve already borrowed.. The $5,000,000,000,000 that Americans trusted the government to keep safe in the Social Security and other trust fund lock boxes is gone, replaced with IOUs the government can’t afford to redeem… But we have money for;
If you give U.S. tax dollars to a Mexican male prostitute, will he agree to stay disease-free? That’s what government-funded researchers at Brown University would like to know.
The study is called “Conditional Economic Incentives to Reduce HIV Risks: A Pilot in Mexico,” and uses a grant from the National Institute of Health to pay male prostitutes in Mexico City. The prostitutes were placed in different groups and tested for sexually transmitted diseases. For every six months that they remain clean, they receive a payment that is larger or smaller depending upon their group.
Though the dollar amounts paid to each prostitute are small — they must remain poor enough to continue in prostitution, of course — the study has already cost nearly $400,000.
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