I’ve often thought that modern liberalism often has an irony deficit. More proof is derived from this new President Obama campaign ad.
Hello! My name is Brittany and I live in Mechanicsburg, Pennsylvania. I am 25 years old (but I will be 26 on October 3rd!). I am a registered Democrat and I have been voting since I was 18. I am one of the 47% of Americans who fall under Mitt Romney’s definition of “entitled” and “unable to take responsibility for my life.” I have Down syndrome.
I started working part-time in 2004 when I was in high school. I graduated in 2008 and have worked at that job ever since. My employer receives money from the Pennsylvania Department of Public Welfare so that I can work, and the public transportation people receive money from them to take me back and forth to work. My mother applied for Social Security’s Supplemental Security Income program (SSI) for me when I was 19. I really want to make lots of money and have a hot tub someday, but SSI subtracts my paychecks from my SSI benefits, so I don’t have much to put into a savings account.
I am now working for a store, folding clothes and doing returns. I like my job a lot! I make $4.98 an hour and I am allowed to work 25-30 hours a week (I have paid $542.72 in federal, FICA, state, and city taxes this year as of August 31st). I just got my own apartment and share it with another girl like me. I get to pay rent now ($325 a month) and pay for my telephone and cable because I like the Disney Channel. I was not allowed to take my dog with me, but I can hang all of my Hannah Montana posters on my bedroom wall. My mother still has to help me with my medications and handling my money and stuff.
First off I did not like Gov. Romney’s comment which was suppose to be red meat for supporters who attended. It is just another form of class warfare and while it is a problem when people who could and should have skin-in-the-game and don’t – citing broad percentages like this doesn’t help. This ad though attacks a position that nobody is against in general and certainly can not be assigned to what the Governor says he plays to do.
Considering just how many children with Down Syndrome are aborted and never given a chance to draw any kind of salary this ad seems like an odd choice for them. Obamacare and future iterations will not be kindly to children with any chromosomal condition or other genetic defects. What I mean by “not be kindly” is that they will be murdered. Obamacare coverage of preventive services include prenatal testing for “genetic or developmental conditions.” The only thing this type of testing will prevent is the child being born. The present culture of death is already doing this and the so-called death panels of IPAB will certainly see the economic possibilities over the dignity of human life. This is just another example of covering something with a cry “for the children.”
The funny thing about Obamacare is that they brag about covering pre-existing conditions and then erect the IPAB so as to not cover existing conditions.