Thursday, October 16, 2008

Just to get it "straight". . .

“And I just said to you earlier, town hall meeting after town hall meeting, parents come with kids, children — precious children who have autism. Sarah Palin knows about that better than most. And we’ll find and we’ll spend the money, research, to find the cause of autism. And we’ll care for these young children. And all Americans will open their wallets and their hearts to do so.” (Sen. John McCain)

As my father would say, "Let's examine this."

Firstly, Sarah Palin's precious child has Down Syndrome, not Autism. So, how does this mean "she knows about (Autism) better than most"?

Secondly, how does Mr. McCain intend on spending money on research if he's going to institute a complete spending freeze? And wasn't it him who said, "You can't just throw money at a problem"?

Thirdly, you'll care for those young children, but not the millions of other children this country ignores by not providing proper health care or education (not to mention support to parents in need)?

And lastly, you want us to open our wallets for this, whereas opening our wallets to help our fellow citizens get health care, bolster our crumbling economy, build better infrastructure, or help the hungry eat would be Communism?

It just doesn't make much sense, does it?