Monday, December 6, 2010

Children With Autism Get Left Out In The Cold Again

Our wonderful state of Michigan sat on a bill for 11 months to force insurance companies to pay for therapy for children with Autism and now the bill has expired.  Now these little kids are left out in the cold.  The bill has been passed in 23 other states and of course here in Michigan the insurance companies don't have to pay for therapy for Autism children. Autism is a medical decease and should be treated as one. Most insurance companies will pay for a breast reduction if your have problems with your back but won't pay for therapy for children with Autism because they claim it is too expensive and it is up to the schools to help the children. Schools are there to educate children not to treat our children and are not qualified to treat children with Autism.  Therapy for children with Autism has been proven to improve the child's symptoms of Autism giving them the opportunity to thrive. Children living with Autism should be given the opportunity to thrive and live a normal childhood. The ridiculous part about it is most people pay more into their insurance than they ever use and insurance companies are making a fortune off of us and are paying less with every year that passes. These children didn't ask to be born with Autism and their rights should be protected.

Extend Tax Cuts For The Wealthy?

As I was sitting here watching CNN this morning, they announce the Obama Administration is considering extending tax cuts for the wealthy.  What kind of bull shit is that? The Trickle Down Theory doesn't work.  When is the US government going to figure that out? The wealthy take their tax cuts and stick them in their fat wallets and continue to cut back on workers.  Since Bush created the tax cuts, over a million jobs have been sent overseas and America is out of work.  The whole point of creating the tax cut is to motivate companies to create more jobs and hire more employees.  Well, the opposite has happened. They want to create more jobs for Americans, then penalize these companies for sending our jobs overseas.  Impose a higher tax rate on the companies that manufacture overseas and the companies that send our customer service call centers to India.  Make it more affordable for them to employ Americans and less affordable for them to out source our jobs. For any products that is being shipped back into the US, the manufactures should have to pay a higher rate of taxes on those products being manufactured overseas and shipped back to the US for us to buy. Don't give them tax cuts for eliminating our jobs, force them to bring their companies back to the US by making them pay more taxes.  Their incentive should be paying less taxes for keeping the companies here and only the companies that have no manufacturing companies overseas should get tax cuts.

Barbie Video Girl

The new Barbie for Christmas is Matelle's Barbie Video Girl. As a parent I would think twice about buying the Barbie Video Girl for your little girl. It's a doll your daughter can make videos of herself with and then post them on and the website has video movie contests for your child to enter . The new Barbie Doll has been put on the FBI's watch list for pedophiles. This is a digital world and what your children knows about using a computer would surprise you. As a parent, you should always be aware of what you child is doing on the Internet.  Anyone can create a profile on and portray themselves as being a child, including a pedophile. The website also allows your child to chat on the website. Your child my think they are talking to another child, but they can talking to a pedophile. I would be a little sketchy about allowing my daughter to post videos of herself online. Once they are on the internet, they are on the internet forever and you never know who maybe watching them. Toys like the Video Barbie Doll is opening up new avenues for pedophiles and making it harder for us to protect our children.

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