Friday, June 18, 2010
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It's a fact of life that disasters happen - whether natural events like hurricanes, earthquakes, and floods, or "man-caused disasters" like terror attacks. And when these disasters occur, surely no one can be more helpless than America's disabled.
Which is why it's so stunning to discover that, under the Obama Administration, FEMA has no plans whatsoever for evacuation or care of the disabled in the event of a national emergency. None. Zilch.
Currently, this administration - which adds an additional $5 billion to our national debt every day - has allocated a grand total of $150,000 a year for a single staffer whose job it is to tell the disabled that in the event of an emergency, they're totally screwed.
Presumably, this is because the braintrust inside the Whitehouse has realized that the disabled have a hard time getting to the polls...and if they can't vote, they might as well die.
This policy is cold and heartless, but fiscally pragmatic. So ask yourself...are these really the kinds of people you want making the healthcare decisions about whether you should live or die?
Special Thank You: to our good friend Johnny Optimism and his loyal dog, Lance, for appearing in today's strip!