Friday, February 5, 2016
Where Do Presidential Candidates Stand on Disability Issues?
OK so I'm not going to ask any questions until the major parties select a candidate. For the record, this blog never supports any candidate in any election. We do try to obtain information for our readers, however. Once the players are determined, we'll send out a questionnaire.
In the meantime, over at the RespectAbility Blog, they have already sent questionnaires to the presidential candidates, The candidates earned points by having any plan as to an issue. Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders each earned 100 points, and Jeb Bush got a 94. On the other end of the spectrum, Donald Trump and Ted Cruz each got a zero by not returning the questionnaire. The folks at RestectAbility entered this word of caution in interpreting the scores:
While there are three candidates with extremely high scores, they have dramatically different ideas about how to deal with the issues. It’s extremely important to read to their full answers so that you can understand their important differences. Issues in the detailed scorecard include employment, stigma, education, safety, transportation, housing, healthcare, foreign affairs and other issues.