Governor Ed Rendell (Democrat, Pennsylvania), who I generally agree with, has stepped in it this time.
In a last-ditch effort to try and pass an increase in the state's income tax (claiming it would be temporary but we all know how that works) now states that without this increase, services to autistics would disappear.
In reality, at the most, some awareness efforts by the state would have to be cut back.
He is of course playing on the emotions of all the families with an autistic member - nowadays who doesn't have someone in their circle on the spectrum?
I really think it's a low blow. There's so many families already living on the edge, where there is no "wiggle room" to have a smaller check.
Just my 2 cents...
"shorter of breath, and one day closer to death" - Pink Floyd
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