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    Good intentions gone bad

    John Stossel talks about how the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) has actually had the opposite effect from what was intended.

    The ADA was supposed to help more disabled people find jobs. But did it?

    Strangely, no. An MIT study found that employment of disabled men ages 21 to 58 declined after the ADA went into effect. Same for women ages 21 to 39.

    How could employment among the disabled have declined?

    Because the law turns "protected" people into potential lawsuits. Most ADA litigation occurs when an employee is fired, so the safest way to avoid those costs is not to hire the disabled in the first place.
    http://www.creators.com/opinion/john...-gone-bad.html

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    Quote Originally Posted by chiph View Post
    John Stossel talks about how the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) has actually had the opposite effect from what was intended.



    http://www.creators.com/opinion/john...-gone-bad.html
    This is what happens when you undermine the principle of free association. No one should be forced to hire, do business with or even socialize with anyone they'd prefer to not - for whatever reason.

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    Quote Originally Posted by chiph View Post
    John Stossel talks about how the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) has actually had the opposite effect from what was intended.
    There should have never been a law. If there was any common decency in our society we would provide suitable provisions for handicapped people.

    However.... Handicapped is one thing - but someone with a 'huge' wheel chair, breathing aparatus, monitoring machine - it would be cheaper just to pay for someone to take care of them.

    Here in Minnapolis they have jack hammered the sidewalk and put wheel chair ramps on all four corners of every intersection, throughout the entire city! Many of the streets, I've never seen a single person walking, let alone a person in a wheel chair.

    But when you see how the mega-corps sh1t on everyone else, and out source our jobs to India and China - I see why there are these useless laws.

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