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It's about time something was done about this LOL

Americans With No Abilities Act
Subject: Fw: AWNAA
AMERICANS WITH NO ABILITIES ACT PASSES CONGRESS May 23, 2005
WASHINGTON, DC (AP) - Congress approved sweeping legislation, which provides new benefits for many Americans. The Americans With No Abilities Act (AWNAA), signed into law by President John Kerry shortly after its passage, is being hailed as a major victory by advocates of the millions of Americans who lack any real skills or ambition.
"Roughly 50 percent of Americans do not possess the competence and drive necessary to carve out a meaningful role for themselves in society," said Kerry, a longtime AWNAA supporter.
"This is why many of them voted for me. We can no longer stand by and allow People of Inability to be ridiculed and passed over. With this legislation, employers will no longer be able to grant special favors to a small group of workers, simply because they do a better job, or have some idea of what they are doing", said Kerry. President Kerry pointed to the success of the US Postal Service, which has a long-standing policy of providing opportunity without regard to performance. Approximately 80 percent of postal employees lack job skills, making this agency the single largest US employer of Persons of Inability. Private sector industries with good records of nondiscrimination against the Inept include retail sales (72%), the airline industry (68%), and home improvement "warehouse" stores (65%). President Kerry has also set an example, personally selecting hundreds of Non-abled people for top government positions, including many cabinet-level jobs. Under the Americans With No Abilities Act, more than 25 million "middle man" positions will be created, with important-sounding titles but little real responsibility, thus providing an illusory sense of purpose and performance. Mandatory non-performance-based raises and promotions will be given, to guarantee upward mobility for even the most unremarkable employees. The legislation provides substantial tax breaks to corporations, which maintain a significant level of Persons of Inability in top positions, and gives a tax credit to small and medium businesses that agree to hire one clueless worker for every two talented hires. Finally, the AWNAA contains tough new measures to make it more difficult to discriminate against the Non-abled, banning discriminatory interview questions such as "Do you have any goals for the future?" or "Do you have any skills or experience which relate to this job?" and "Are you awake?" "As a Non-abled person, I can't be expected to keep up with people who have something going for them," said Mary Lou Gertz, who lost her position as a lug-nut twister at the GM plant in Flint, MI due to her lack of notable job skills. "This new law should really help people like me." With the passage of this bill, Gertz and millions of other untalented citizens can finally see a light at the end of the tunnel. Said Kerry, "It is our duty as lawmakers to provide each and every American citizen, regardless of his or her adequacy, with some sort of space to take up in this great nation."

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Ever read any Kurt Vonnegut he has one short story about the future where it is so improtant that everyone is equal that more able bodied people must wear handicaps. In fact there is an new Cabinet level post in the government called the Handicapper General who establishes approriate handicaps. Great story I think it was called Harrison Burgeron, it is in a book that is a collection short stories.
 

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I'd call the debates last night a draw.

Although I'm basically a Republican I'm free to not be if it suits me. I'm not sure I'd like to vote for either one - this probably helped raise Ralph Nader from 3% to 4% (or whatever) but who cares? I turned it off after a little over an hour and am sure I didn't miss a thing. They both were embarassing to me IMHO but I'm still going to vote for Bush.

My only problem is it's easier for Kerry to use 20/20 hindsight to review any decision or action that was made in the past but Bush doesn't have that luxury because Kerry doesn't have anything to review (but I can't stand his wife, but LOVE her ketchup LOL).

Most presidential elections I have this same dilema so what's new? :confused:
 

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I thought it was funny when the camera split to bush / kerry shots whenever bush was rolling his eyes or fidgeting at one of kerrys answers. Bush kind of reminded me of what i read about the nixon jfk debate when nixon won the debate when asked by radio listeners and jfk won the tv audience.

Still dont know who i will vote for

i am a republican but i dont like bush pushing morality and religion or at least it seems that way with the backlash on the whole janet jackson thing.

I hate paying the amount of taxes i do ($80,000) last year :crazyeyes
 
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