Tuesday, July 08, 2008

The Folks at the Heritage Foundation Don't Like the ADAAA

See this piece, which begins:

Last week, with the backing of big business groups, organized labor, and disability rights groups, the House of Representatives passed an amended version of the ADA [Americans with Disabilities Act] Restora­tion Act (ADARA, H.R. 3195). Though touted by supporters as a moderate compromise, the legislation greatly expands the class of Americans who are "dis­abled," and thus legally entitled to special treatment. This new classification would impose a heavy burden on employers, especially small businesses, while actu­ally disadvantaging those who have serious disabili­ties. At a time when economic growth has slowed and unemployment has begun to tick upward, Congress should avoid policies that reduce businesses' flexibil­ity, raise the cost of labor, promote inflation, and dampen America's economic competitiveness in the global market.

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