Remember when the rights of the disabled were a bipartisan matter? When taking care of those who needed our care the most was a matter of duty as Americans – when we, as a country, could measure our worth by the way we treated ‘the least of these’? Yeah, I miss those days, too. Because today’s Republicans don’t care about the poor, or the disabled, or the children, or the elderly. Oh, they’ll claim that those who “really need the help” will have access – although no one can really say who “really needs it” or how they will insure that those in need will receive aid. Others will say it isn’t the place of the government to take care of those who cannot take care of themselves. That’s what charities and churches are for, they’ll argue – and forget to mention that, at one point in American history, the care of the poor, elderly and disabled was left to only churches and charities…and people starved to death.
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