Tuesday, May 02, 2006

Pimp's Up Ho's Down

In a recent blog entry, our own Rich Newell referred to the state politicians who traded the privacy of HIV positive people for federal funding as "a bunch of whores."

Seems he wasn't too far off, since those same states just got slapped down by their pimp in favor of those states who voted with the White House in 2004.

Investigators with the Government Accountability Office have found that some funding formulas disproportionately benefit states with urban areas, due to a quirk that double-counts AIDS patients in 51 metropolitan areas. A separate quirk that counts some dead patients overwhelmingly helps San Francisco, giving the city an extra $7 million a year...
The White House wants to eliminate both these quirks...
Lawmakers in California and New York fear the changes could cost their states more than $20 million a year each.