After President Obama made fun of the Special Olympics and endured a significant backlash for it in the early days of his presidency one would think that the Democrats would be especially cautious not to use language that could be construed as offensive.
Well, if one thought that, one would be wrong.
In the House version of the health care reform bill, the NY Post found a glaring jab in the eye to those of us who have physically or mentally challenged people in our lives.
The exact wording is as follows:
“A hospital or a nursing facility or intermediate-care facility for the mentally retarded . . .”
Page 389, line 24 through Page 390, Line 1
It’s really a shame that the people who wrote this bill didn’t listen to Obama when he told us all that “Words Matter”:
It’s really a shame that the people who are on the Congressional payroll have not read this bill.
If they had, then they probably would have been the ones to find this, and quietly correct it, prior to the media discovering it.