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Scott603 Wrote: Jun 05, 2012 10:12 AM
"Few people would have any problem with the idea that both voluntary donations and government expenditures are well spent to help those suffering from autism." It's the government expenditures I have a problem with. Make it entirely donation based and we solve much of the problem. If it's handled privately, yes there will probably be less funds. But those funds would be handled more efficiently, and more effectively than when the federal government is involved. It will never be perfect. No human run organization ever is.
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Scott603 Wrote: Jun 05, 2012 9:48 AM
BTW, my son is on the "autistic spectrum" and has additional delayed language skills.
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Scott603 Wrote: Jun 05, 2012 9:47 AM
Normally I agree with Mr Sowell on his points. This time he starts with a correct premise -- word games being used to con federal money -- but draws a startlingly wrong conclusion. Much of social work today is simply finding ways to get the federal or state governments to pay for programs that may or may not actually do much to help those in the programs. Word games are part of that system. These programs start with good intentions, but get bigger and more corrupt each year as people take advantage of the revenue stream from the federal government. The only way to solve this is to not use federal money on these programs. Using federal money makes these programs less effective and less efficient.
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