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Thursday, September 4, 2008

SARAH PALIN AND SPECIAL NEEDS CHILDREN

It's difficult to believe, since she herself is the mother of a special needs child. But she slashed funding to help the families of these children. More hypocrisy from the Republicans:

Palin and Special Needs Children»

I understand that Sarah Palin’s fans find her critics loathesome and our motives dubious, but I wonder how they feel about the fact that her two national appearances have been so packed full of lies. To site the most obvious example, the story she’s now told in both of her appearances before national audiences about how “I told the Congress ‘thanks, but no thanks,’ for that Bridge to Nowhere” is an enormously appealing story. But to me, the appeal wore off when I learned it wasn’t true. Similarly, this is a nice idea:

To the families of special-needs children all across this country, I have a message: For years, you sought to make America a more welcoming place for your sons and daughters. I pledge to you that if we are elected, you will have a friend and advocate in the White House.
But then you read:

However, a comment here notes that Palin actually slashed funding for schools for special needs kids by 62%. Budgets: FY 2007 (pre-Palin), 2008, 2009 (all pdfs).


Well that’s less appealing. Republicans who’ll cut social services for people in need are as common as politicians who favor pork for their home state.

Source: http://yglesias.thinkprogress.org/archives/2008/09/palin_and_special_needs_children.php

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