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Disabling America: The Unintended Consequences of the Government's Protection of the Handicapped

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Despite what many politicians would like you to believe, the Americans with Disabilities Act is a travesty of government regulation--it actually harms businesses, taxpayers, and, ironically, the people it's supposed to help: disabled Americans. In fact, it is such a disaster that Greg Perry, a man who himself was born disabled, declares in this eye-opening book, "I am so v ...more
Hardcover, 240 pages
Published January 14th 2004 by Thomas Nelson
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Dustin Crazy little brown owl
The Americans with Disabilities Act: To Boldly Go Where Everyone Else has Gone Before!

While I think Disabling America is Entertaining and humorous (especially considering the subject matter and amount of information), at the same time I think it's sad and scary! As a Disability Rights Activist who supports the Americans with Disabilities Act, here are my thoughts:

First and foremost, people with Disabilities are not "the handicapped". Perry's continual use of this outdated descriptor throughout
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David Robins
Feb 18, 2010 rated it really liked it
Shows that "the Americans with Disabilities Act has done absolutely nothing to help employ the disabled" and concludes "Get rid of it. Today by noon. Stop the erosion of American freedom. ... The ADA is a complete failure that continues its work to bankrupt America's future and harm the truly handicapped."
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if this book were a presidential candidate, it would be Donald trump
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