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Saturday, December 31, 2011

Ron Paul and Autism

Philip Klein writes at The Washington Examiner:

During a Friday Ron Paul town hall meeting, a red-headed boy identifying himself as autistic and "almost" 10 asked the Texas congressman what he would do to protect kids with autism as president.
It was an interesting challenge for Paul given his views -- the pure libertarian response would be that taking care of kids with autism is not the job of the federal government, but obviously no candidate wants to appear to be a jerk to an autistic kid.
As you can see in the video below, Paul responded that the best thing a president could do for kids would be to protect liberties, and reassured that health services for children and the elderly would be preserved from his deep budget cuts for a transitional period.