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nmbluesky Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed May-19-10 08:51 PM
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Rand Paul Wants To Abolish The Americans With Disabilities Act
Paul was asked whether he supports the Americans with Disabilities Act, the landmark 1990 legislation that established a prohibition of discrimination on the basis of disability. Paul said he advocates local governments to decide whether disabled individuals deserve rights. Requiring businesses to provide access to disabled people, Paul argued, isnt fair to the business owner. Later in the interview, when asked if he believes Americans have a right to use the 2nd Amendment to violently overthrow the government, a Paul staffer physically intercepted the recording and shuffled Paul away:

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secondwind Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed May-19-10 08:58 PM
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1. Sooo glad he won! KY will go BLUE next time!! woot! woot!
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rocktivity Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed May-19-10 08:59 PM
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2. I've been posting his opponent Jack Conway's contribution page
but if Rand keeps on making this big a fool of himself, Conway won't need a dime!

http://www.actblue.com/entity/fundraisers/22106

:rofl:
rocktivity
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The Velveteen Ocelot Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed May-19-10 09:13 PM
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3. It would be much better to abolish Rand Paul
and all the other unreconstructed Randroids.
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Captain Hilts Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed May-19-10 09:17 PM
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4. That one was created because of disabled Viet Nam vets. nt
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Demeter Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed May-19-10 09:25 PM
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5. Is he out of his mind?
The temporarily enabled have a lot to be humble for.
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Odin2005 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed May-19-10 10:52 PM
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6. What an evil bastard!
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KamaAina Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jun-03-10 05:00 PM
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7. It's not like he has anything against us personally
he also wants to abolish the Civil Rights Act. Seriesly. :eyes:
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libodem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jun-17-10 10:32 AM
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8. Might as well
It is a pain in the ass to make it work for you. For one thing if an employer gets a whiff that your are disabled in any way you will not be hired. Then to get any type of reasonable accommodation you have to dislose your condition. It has a lot to do with your insurabiity. I'm uninsurable. My employer has capped my hours at 19 to make certain I don't qualify for benefits.

The ADA is long and comlicated to read and doesn't say much when you can drag through it. I'm pissed off at being fucked around in my job and I have no recourse but to go find a lawyer.

I think what pisses off the Libertarian types are the law suits that unethical lawyers and shysters direct at small business whom have difficulty reconstructing enterences to make them accessable to people in wheel chairs. They are sometimes hit with penalties, fines, and settlements that ruin their business.

That being said, there are loopholes that protect the small business, if they employ less than 15 or the accommodation would be too expensive compared to the size of the business. 'Reasonable' being the operative word here

Sorry, about the mistakes but I can't fix them without writing this whole thing over. You know how the computer won't let you add a letter without taking out the next space for some reason that is happening with this particular post. Ahh eff it.
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deafskeptic Donating Member (25 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Oct-21-11 06:49 PM
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9. been there done that!
@libodem
I take it you speak from personal experience. I've been there and done that. As my username indicates, I'm deaf rl. I know one sign language interpreter who's a fan of Rand Paul.
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CountAllVotes Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Oct-22-11 04:11 AM
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10. I couldn't agree more
The ADA is a mandate, not a law!

Try getting diagnosed with a progressive disease and see how long you will still have a job for!

I know they managed to get rid of me six weeks after my diagnosis in 1995!

They told me that the ADA would protect me and I was sent a huge document with hundreds of pages of text.

I never was fortunate enough to find a lawyer to help me and the man that discriminated against me is now dead (natural causes ...).

As for Ron Paul, well I'm no fan of his as I am a Democrat, YES.

:dem:



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byoung6 Donating Member (1 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Nov-06-11 11:41 AM
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11. been there done that
I to have been in the situation, in my case the family leave act was used against me to not pay my disability insurance from work and to terminate me. When I became ill enough that I could not work I was put on FMLA without my knowledge, I applied for my disability insurance and couldn't figure out why I wasn't getting a check, since my doctor said she was in weekly contact with them. Well it all became apparant at the end of 3months when I received a letter from my employer saying that I had exhausted my FMLA and if I didn't come back to work by x day I would be abandoning my job. Well of course a total freakout ensued and they said that I had taken fmla, I said no, I had taken a forced medical leave. Call my doctor! Said the same thing to my disability insurance co. Well, long story short, I got screwed outta my disability, my job, my health insurance, everything. The only bright spot was that I got my SSDI as soon as I was eligible, first try.
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johnb72341js Donating Member (18 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-24-11 03:22 AM
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12. delete
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