Why do WingNutDaily readers hate blind people?
A U.S. District Judge ruled yesterday that the government must create a way to distinguish paper money so that the blind can tell the difference between in the currency. Considering blindness falls under the Americans with Disabilities Act, this would seem a no-brainer. Not printing accessible currency is actually a violation of the Rehabilitation Act.
As someone who is practically blind without my glasses, I can understand the need to make this change (my ‘script is -8.25 — both eyes). The Treasury department has 10 days to decide whether or not to appeal the ruling.(AP):
The American Council of the Blind has proposed several options, including printing bills of differing sizes, adding embossed dots or foil to the paper or using raised ink.
“Of the more than 180 countries that issue paper currency, only the United States prints bills that are identical in size and color in all their denominations,” Robertson wrote.
Government attorneys argued that forcing the Treasury Department to change the size of the bills or add texture would make it harder to prevent counterfeiting.
… “It’s just frankly unfair that blind people should have to rely on the good faith of people they have never met in knowing whether they’ve been given the correct change,” said Jeffrey Lovitky, attorney for the plaintiffs in the lawsuit.
Look at this WND poll; talk about callous lowlifes — for them it is all about “activist judges.”
What do you think of judge’s ruling mandating new paper currency to aid the blind?
May these “Christian” cretins never lose their sight.