Saturday, September 25, 2010

Sharron Angle Attacks Autism Screening Mandates And Much More...

Sharron Angle has done it again - she had made a controversial remark against autism that opponent Harry Reid had picked up on.

Huma Khan wrote the following for ABC News:
At a Tea Party rally in August, 2009, Angle derided a bipartisan bill in Nevada that would require some health insurance policies to provide coverage for screening and treatment of autism.

"Take off the mandates for coverage in the state of Nevada and all over the United States," Angle said. "You know what I'm talking about. You're paying for things that you don't even need."

"They just passed the latest one. Everything they want to throw at us is covered under 'autism' so that's a mandate that you have to pay for," she continued. "How about maternity leave? I'm not going to have any more babies but I sure get to pay for it on my insurance. Those are the kinds of things we want to get rid of."
I find Angle's comments interesting.  Angle is mad about government mandates making her pay for things that she doesn't feel she has to pay for.  Angle doesn't want mandates funding autism scanning and treatment because she doesn't have a child with autism and she doesn't plan on having any more children (I wonder what Angle's children think about the law in question).

Consider taxes - some people may not have children but they sure have to taxes to support public schools.  The same goes for libraries, fire protection, environmental services, roads, etc.  If Angle got her way, the entire nation would crumble.  I don't take certain roads in my city/county/state/nation, so by her reasoning, my tax dollars should not go towards the construction and maintenance of such roads.  Instead, they should only fund the roads I drive on.

Angle is an idiot who is only using such rhetoric to fear monger.  There was another thing I wanted to point out about Khan's article - Angle supporters attacked Reid supporters when they attempted to leave the debate during Angle's turn.
According to the Las Vegas Sun, a fight broke out among attendees when a group of Reid's supporters tried to leave the room while Angle was speaking.
Where are the Andrew Breitbarts and Glenn Becks attacking this tea party thuggery?

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