Tonight, John McCain made a point several times to point a finger at Barack Obama for speaking eloquently to hide other things.
Well, I've got news for John McCain: what you said "between the lines" - not so eloquently by the way - was that under your administration you would not fund federal programs for people with disabilities.
What? You say... you didn't hear that?
Let me translate for you. First, you need to know that in the world of disabilities, where we as a group are targeted by the "no tax" right, are often told that tax money should not pay for services. Instead, people should be able to donate to the charities of their choice. Now that you know that, I will tell you what John McCain said tonight that means no federal funding for programs.
He said (and for the moment I have to loosely quote until I can get a transcript) that the government has to invest in research for autism and that we need to "take care of these families...and everyone in America will reach into their pockets to do that."
He did not say, "we need to increase funding to the Medicaid waiver program." He said "reach into their pockets." This implies that people will donate money, not pay taxes for this purpose.
Be careful what you wish for, all you parents of children with "special needs."
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