Katie Pavlich

The Obama campaign's "letter of the week" is from a young Pennsylvania woman living with Down Syndrome and of course, it attacks Mitt Romney.

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                                             P.S.S. The Obama campaign also helped me write this.

                                             P.S.S.S. "I'm Barack Obama and I approve this message."

Remember when President Obama made a joke about the Special Olympics on Leno?

Appearing on the late night talk show, the president compared his skills at bowling to those of a handicapped athlete.

Asked by Mr Leno, who hosts the show, if he had been practicing bowling in his Washington office, Mr Obama joked that his highest score was the extremely low total of 129.

“That’s very good, Mr President,” Mr Leno interjected in a sarcastic tone.

Mr Obama then countered that the score was “like the Special Olympics or something”.

And what about President Obama's special needs tax in ObamaCare?

The Obamacare "Special Needs Kids Tax" - a $13 billion tax increase:  The 30-35 million Americans who use a Flexible Spending Account (FSA) at work to pay for their family's basic medical needs will face a new government cap of $2,500 (currently the accounts are unlimited under federal law, though employers are allowed to set a cap).

There is one group of FSA owners for whom this new cap will be particularly cruel and onerous: parents of special needs children.  There are several million families with special needs children in the United States, and many of them use FSAs to pay for special needs education. Tuition rates at one leading school that teaches special needs children in Washington, D.C. (National Child Research Center) can easily exceed $14,000 per year. Under tax rules, FSA dollars can be used to pay for this type of special needs education. This Obamacare tax provision will limit the options available to these families.

 


Katie Pavlich

Katie Pavlich is the News Editor at Townhall.com. Follow her on Twitter @katiepavlich. She is a New York Times Best Selling author. Her new book Assault and Flattery: The Truth About the Left and Their War on Women, will be published on July 8, 2014.

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