“Obama has a crip problem…”

July 27, 2009

This article in New Mobility: The magazine for active wheelchair users is interesting…

President Obama used his speech on the 19th anniversary of the ADA to outline his disability policies — about time. And as strong an Obama admirer as I am, I think we’re in trouble.

It reminds me that big picture people keep forgetting to get the whole picture. We know that trickle down economics doesn’t work, but when we talk about change? Trickle-down change doesn’t work either. Bottom up does. It is the dirt under your fingernails (or whatever it is you use to move your dirt) that should inform policy as much as ideas. From the analysis it seems that Obama’s falling back on feel-goods rather than the real goods, but then again his real audience is not the people who need support (PWDs) but the people he wants to feel good about what’s going on… PW/oDs. Le Sigh,

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