Rand Paul, explaining to Wolf Blitzer why he objects to the Americans with Disabilities Act:
Let's say you have a local office and you have a two story office and one of your workers is handicapped. Should you not be allowed maybe to offer them an office on the first floor, or should you be forced to put in a hundred thousand dollar elevator?
Sounds reasonable, right? In fact, it's so reasonable that the ADA contains an exception for that very situation.
Elevators are not required in:
(a) private facilities that are less than three stories or that have less than 3000 square feet per story unless the building is a shopping center, a shopping mall, or the professional office of a health care provider, or another type of facility as determined by the Attorney General; or
(b) public facilities that are less than three stories and that are not open to the general public if the story above or below the accessible ground floor houses no more than five persons and is less than 500 square feet. Examples may include, but are not limited to, drawbridge towers and boat traffic towers, lock and dam control stations, and train dispatching towers.
So Rand Paul opposes a law because he believes it imposes a mandate that it does not in fact impose. What an idiot.
At least now we know why he is so fucking scared of the Federal government: he has no idea what it does. He's like a toddler freaking out about monsters under the bed. Except he's the Kentucky Republican Party's nominee for U.S. Senate.
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