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Thursday, February 15, 2018

Screwing over the disabled

House Votes to Gut the Americans With Disabilities Act to Nip 'Abusive Lawsuits' ...

In a 225-192 vote Thursday, most House Republicans and a dozen Democrats passed a bill that makes it harder for disabled persons to sue for discrimination, in an effort to prevent opportunistic attorneys from taking advantage of business owners. But many disability and civil rights groups fear the bill will weaken incentives for businesses to comply with the Americans With Disabilities Act of 1990 (ADA), which mandates equal access to public accommodations ...

As a person who is legally blind, I find this incredibly depressing but not surprising - Trumpist Republicans are social Darwinians who believe the disabled are just a worthless drag on society.


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