Tuesday, October 31, 2006

Texas tyrant stiffs autistic families

NY Daily News

It comes down now that a guy named Joe from Texas is blocking the Congress of the United States from helping to combat autism.

Republican Rep. Joe Barton, by dint of his chairmanship of the House Committee on Energy and Commerce, has thus far been able to keep from the House floor a bill that unanimously passed the Senate and would deliver $900 million for research into this disease, which afflicts some 1.5 million Americans.

From Verse-Case Scenario by Tony Peyser:

Another reason this specific case
Is one people should keep an eye on?
Barton wouldn't even return calls
To famed reporter Sidney Zion.

Hastert wouldn't talk to Zion either
Which made me go a bit ballistic:
The GOP will protect child predators
But not children who are autistic.

The GOP know their demographics. Since they're the party of choice for child predators, they must figure the 'child predator' vote is more valuable to them than the 'autistic family' one.

It's "all about the children", after all.

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