Here's some more info on the California AIDS Clearinghouse, one of the orgs cut by Schwarzeneggar's line-item veto that eviscerated that state's HIV/AIDS programs. I'm glad that we had a functional Supreme Court in 1996 that took it away from Clinton, because this surely is the sort of "unnecessary spending" that got conservatives in Congress moving when he asked for the line-item veto in 1995.
The Clearinghouse employs seven people and serves hundreds of non-profit organizations in all of California's 61 health jurisdictions, including community clinics and HIV/AIDS organizations. Its mission is to develop and share culturally and linguistically appropriate educational materials regarding HIV/AIDS and other STDs with community-based organizations throughout the state. Materials were produced in 14 languages to serve the diverse communities of California. The Clearinghouse also distributes more than 1.5 million condoms each year.
Lazy Californians. If people who speak one of those 13 non-Real-American languages want to know about HIV, they can pay to translate educational materials. It's called a free market. Maybe they could even get together a form some type of organization, a co-operative, if you will, to save some money. Really, any organization can translate the educational materials except for the government, because that's socialism, communism, Naziism, existensialism, and Zen Buddhism.
And condom distribution? Clearly a bail-out of the condom industry. People can use condoms, but not on my tax dollar. Why should I have to subsidize someone else's sex life? Seriously, these people act like epidemics are everyone's problem.