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Friday, April 20, 2012

CNBC's Larry Kudlow and the CLASS Act

Dear Larry Kudlow,

I urge you to read the article cited in my tweet below.

Home-care for the severely disabled is of paramount importance:

As a disabled person (born with cerebral palsy), I haven't yet forgiven your apparent delight, some time ago, at the demise of the CLASS Act (Community Living Assistance Services and Supports), although I do continue to watch your show because I trade the stock market. (Sorry for that off-putting endorsement!)

Yes, home-care is costly, but can't you at least grudgingly admit that severely disabled people are better off at home, in familiar surroundings with their loved ones, rather than wasting away and at high risk of maltreatment and abuse in institutions—which, as it turns out, are prohibitively more expensive than home-care alternatives.

Last, I know that you support the Ryan plan, but it would harm sick and disabled people, according to this recent article:

Ryan plan would hurt people with disabilities

Read more here:

Samuel Miller
Blog: Hephaestus: Disability Studies
Blog: My Disability Studies Blackboard
(Montreal, Canada)

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