300 reasons I would vote for used gym socks if it would keep John McCain out of office

June 3, 2008

Reason #56

Filed under: Asshole,Disability Rights,Healthcare,The Elderly — 300reasons @ 5:23 am

Both Democratic presidential candidates are co-sponsors of the Community Choice Act of 2007. The Act would allow many elderly and disabled individuals eligible for Medicaid funded assisted living to stay at home, and be cared for there. If you’re like most of us, you probably know and love someone who can’t fully care for themselves physically, but who doesn’t want to live in a nursing home. If you do, you know how important this service can be for someone’s mental health and dignity.

When disability rights activists staged protests asking McCain to meet with them and explain his refusal to support the Community Choice Act, he had them arrested.

How’s that for responsive politics?

H/T Disability Nation.

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