Wednesday, April 06, 2011

Hard-Earned Money

Bristol Palin, who received a $262,000 salary for her efforts to combat teen pregnancy, remarked "If I can prevent even one girl from getting pregnant, I will feel a sense of accomplishment." Jon Chait retorts "One prevented pregnancy at a cost of $262,000 would not be a terribly effective investment."

I'll go further -- if becoming a teen mother qualifies you to pull in $262,000, it's preventing the pregnancy that would be the tragedy.

1 comment:

Atlanta Roofing said...

Bristol’s only stand-out credential for the position appears to be that she was a pregnant teen. And maybe by having a mother named Sarah didn’t seem to hurt either .I never thought I’d be a statistic. I am not sure what that means, but she can now add “I never thought I’d be paid over a quarter of a million dollars by a nonprofit foundation.”