Monday August 22, 2011, 4:31 pm
Noted~Signed. Thank-you Cher. This is a most important piece of legislation in order to assist the disabled in a humane manner. As an advocated for people with disabilities, for decades - we had this support in place years ago with combined services funding. The GOP--yes the GOP has systematically whittled this possibilty away for decades as a part of their "starve the beast", small government, CUT, CUT, CUT agenda. I don't know why on earth anyone would ever buy this Big Government is Bad--Cut taxes and spending nonsense. WE ARE THE GOVERNMENT. Yes sometimes WE haven't done as well as WE could ... so then WE should improve. WE shouldn't annihilate ourselves. It is important to recognize the GOP is a front for a very nasty "anarcho-totalitarian" conglomerate that intends to destroy everything we have built from National Parks to any Healthcare,that is their intention-PERIOD. And, therefore,needs to be put out of government business for good ASAP. Austrian School Economics IS NOT compatible with a participatory democracy. Remember and honor Francis Perkins. She was a driving force behind the New Deal, Social Security and strength for the working and the forgotten people in America, the whole nation needs to remember what she did for us...we need to fight for each other like she did. This bill needs to pass. I will call and write as well.
Tuesday August 23, 2011, 9:01 am
I don't live in the US and this isn't my money so I haven't signed the petition. Having said that I fully support the principle of supporting those with disabilities, both to live independently and to find suitable work, where money should be available to provide the assistance necessary. This used to happen in the UK, where I live, we then gave all of our money to the bankers, who had messed up big time, and now there isn't any left for those who need help through no fault of thier own!
Tuesday August 23, 2011, 5:28 pm
This is excellent and very true. Some people with disabilities become somewhat better, and almost completely better, and some get better by living in situations that give the individual the reinforcement that each requires to be accepted and then become their best. Thank you for the petition post.
Tuesday August 23, 2011, 7:55 pm
Noted & signed. TY, Cher! The inclusion of ppl w/ disabilities is not only the morally correct option but also more cost effective than excluding them from the real world. They have contributions to add to the society too if we allow them the chance!
Tuesday August 23, 2011, 10:40 pm
At some point, in this country, we must realize, that everyone deserves a decent way to live.
People with disabilities, did not ask for their situation. Unfortunately, sometimes, it's the luck of the draw, or lack thereof.
Wednesday August 24, 2011, 3:58 am
At the age of 41, after an auto accident I was forced to live in a hell hole of a nursing home. I had to get an attorney to help me get housing and come home to raise my two children who were still at home (One was grown). That was incredibly traumatic. My kids were 6 and 11.
Thursday August 25, 2011, 5:36 am
I have 3 autistic children and here in NC, their 'services' get cut and even discontinued all too often. Mental health services are the first to get cut when budgets get trimmed, which is short-sighted, disabled people in their own families' homes getting some respite or therapy services 5 or 10 or even 30 or 40 hours a week cost the government MUCH less than those who have to be put in group homes or nursing homes full time because their family can not meet their needs with no 'services' to help out.
Saturday October 29, 2011, 1:44 pm
Thanks so much. Even when living in the community, we disabled Americans must fight a barrier at every step. And that's not just rhetoric- even the transportation and infrastructure improvements; and the so-called "Safe Routes to Schools" programs routinely ignore the necessity to comply with basic, standard, minimum architectural accessibility code... or, is that just Somerville, MA?!