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    PITTSBURGH, Pennsylvania (CNN) – In her first policy speech of this election cycle, Sarah Palin elaborated Friday on how a McCain administration would help children with special needs, a topic that has become a fixture of her stump speech in cities across the country.
    Palin, speaking at a hotel in Pittsburgh, unveiled a three-point plan that would expand educational choice for parents, increase funding for children with disabilities and improve services available to parents, medical professionals and schools.
    Under the plan, federal money would be used to give parents the opportunity to send their children to a public, private or religious school of their choice.
    "Because even the best public school teacher or administrator really cannot rightfully take the place of a parent making these choices," Palin said. "The schools feel responsible for the education of many children, but a parent alone is responsible for the life of each child and how to make that life better."
    She also proposed expanding funding of the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act, which was signed into law in 1975 but has never been fully funded. The McCain campaign estimates that fully funding the program will cost an additional $45 billion over five years, money that Palin said could be found by cutting federal pork barrel spending.
    "We've got a $3 trillion budget in this country," she said. "And Congress spends some $18 billion on earmarks for their political pet projects, and that right there is more than the shortfall to fully fund IDEA."
    Although it was a largely non-political speech, the Alaska governor did not miss an opportunity to criticize Obama's tax plan.
    "Understandably then many families with special needs children or dependent adults, they're concerned about in this race our opponent in this election who plans to raise taxes on precisely these kinds of financial arrangements," she said.
    "They fear that Senator Obama's tax increase will have serious and harmful consequences, and they're right — because the burden that his plan would pose upon these families is just one more example of how many plans can be disrupted, and how many futures can be placed at risk, and how many people can suffer when the power to tax is misused."
    UPDATE: The Obama campaign called the attack a “hypocritical” one. “This is a blatantly false, desperate political attack made by a campaign that’s out of touch, out of ideas and running out of time,” said Pennsylvania spokesman Sean Smith. “Senator Obama has consistently been clear that he would not increase taxes on families making less than $250,000 a year.
    “As the Wall Street Journal reported, John McCain’s own health care plan would actually cut $1.3 trillion from Medicare and Medicaid that children with disabilities truly depend on, which makes this attack especially hypocritical. Senator Obama has a comprehensive plan to support families that have children with disabilities and empower all Americans with disabilities.”
    Palin lays out policy agenda for special needs children


    I guess the Church Lady forgot about the 'Bridge to Nowhere' and the 'Road to Nowhere' that she supported in Alaska.

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    wtf is a religious school gonna do for tards
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    I just love how she said she and John have already discussed her role as VP and it would be policy for kids with special needs. It sounds more like a platform of a beauty pageant contestant - not the person holding the 2nd highest seat in the land.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sluce View Post
    I just love how she said she and John have already discussed her role as VP and it would be policy for kids with special needs. It sounds more like a platform of a beauty pageant contestant - not the person holding the 2nd highest seat in the land.
    Too bad John couldn't have explained to her that the VP isn't in charge of the Senate.

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    I like how she becomes an authority on special needs children,having one 6 month old. I know there are Mothers on here FAR more qualified. Didn't she also cut the budget for these kids in Alaska!??
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    Although it was a largely non-political speech, the Alaska governor did not miss an opportunity to criticize Obama's tax plan.

    Of course. Who woulda thunk?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Grimmlok View Post
    wtf is a religious school gonna do for tards
    Teach them that if they pray to god, they will get better

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    I work with children with special needs and I also have a disability but the policies that she is sprouting things that sound good. And doesnt schools in the US provide support for special needs?
    I know there is problems but isnt that part of the requirement for schools to cater for children with special needs including physical, mental and emotional problems. There has to be proper funding and the earmark jibe is actually not enough especially since the McCain used it to pay for other issues/policies. Its fine if parents can send their kids to the schools of their choice, including religious ones but will the schools allocate funding like extra specialist staff and equipment for that child specifically sounds awfully expensive and not really thought out, because from my own experiences politics will get involved. It sounds like that Education Act has the power to do this - there is just not enough money or willpower to change things.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rica View Post
    Teach them that if they pray to god, they will get better
    ya can't pray the tard away
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    Actually I know some kids who have special educational needs who are smarter than the certain pro-american Republican supporters.

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    I do believe that this is something she cares about and would try to do something about as VP. I have no reason to doubt her sincerity. And I also feel that examining policy around kids would special needs would be a good assignment for her, and is more appropriate than being "in charge of" the senate.

    (FWIW, I'm trying to find the good in everyone today.)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Grimmlok View Post
    ya can't pray the tard away
    Yeah, because that's worked out so well for Jet Travolta.
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    Teaching a special needs child religion is not going to help. She is insane. What needs to be done is the educating the public school system on how to deal with special needs children, those needs being only actual physical, mental, or psychological conditions, and helping them implement effective programs to teach them.

    Secondly, not all special needs children are tards. If you don't like epithets thrown around about groups you belong to, don't do it to others.



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    Ana-Mish-Ana - the US does require school districts to provide an eduction to all children. They hire specialist within the district for those who want their children to attend public school. If they have needs that can not be addressed in the public school the district pays for alternative eduction and support. I strongly disagree with public funding for private or relgious schools.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Grimmlok View Post
    ya can't pray the tard away
    calling them "tards" is rude

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