• • Mike Lux: Kevin's Gift
Mike Lux, Huffington Post Paul Ryan |Inaccurate | [My brother] Kevin is one of those people who followers of Ayn Rand’s philosophy would call a leech on society -- Rand believed that people with disabilities were leeches and parasites on society, and that the “parasites should perish.” Kevin’s birth father broke a chair over his head and gave him brain damage, making him developmentally disabled and making it hard for him to speak clearly. [....] A government that would cut support to middle-class families trying to support their disabled children so the wealthy can get more tax breaks -- a government that actually decides to help the wealthy and powerful more than the poor and disabled -- would be a government with no decency. That is what Mitt Romney, Paul Ryan, and the Republicans are proposing for us. Their hero Ayn Rand would be proud.