The Associated Press is reporting that South Carolina lawmakers are considering cutting all services for nearly 26,000 people with disabilities in an attempt to plug a $560 million budget hole in the Palmetto State.
Parents of disabled children and adults are baffled and enraged by the news, and rightfully so.
Andrew J. Imparato, chief executive of the American Association of People with Disabilities, said he is hearing horror stories about budget cuts around the country, but South Carolina is the most extreme example. Shutting down everything but federally required residential care is "the most draconian kind of thing I've heard," he said.
Lawmakers are sticking by the decision and justifying the idea by saying they have no other choice. Really? Think harder guys.
Make your way over to The State to read the article.