E.J. Dionne, Jr., one of my favorite columnists, has an excellent column in today's Post.
E.J. writes about one of the human costs of Bush's budget chicanery. During my years of advocacy on behalf of people with autism and their families(click here for some interesting off-topic autism news)and working in Government for over two decades, I have often seen the human impact of politics, not that it isn't also obvious from watching the news or reading newspapers. Thats why the attitude of so many in Washington, Annapolis and sometimes even Ellicott City disturbs me so. Fineline exists, in part, as a (hopefully constructive) outlet for these strongly held feelings and beliefs.
I hate to see the needs of the already wealthy and powerful continually take precedence over the needs of the most of the population, but it especially angers me to see the poor and the disabled consistently neglected and abused, especially when they are children.
End of lament.