It now costs to be blind in Massachusetts. The state’s approximately 35,000 blind and legally blind residents must now pay $10 annually for a certificate of blindness and $15 every four years for a blind identification card. Without the formerly-free documents, blind people cannot take advantage of tax abatements, affordable housing programs, health care services, transportation discounts and other benefits. … The fees originated in February, in Gov. Mitt Romney’s budget proposal for fiscal 2004.
Shaun Sutner, “Advocates Fight Fees For The Blind,” Telegram & Gazette, 8/5/03
Apparently he also proposed a fee for the “mentally retarded” but the state legislature rejected that bit.
“Life handed you a shitty deal? Well guess what? I’m going to force you to pay for it.” - Mittens (not an actual quote just implied)
If it were legitimate blindness, they could shut those fees down, amirite? AMIRITE?
fucking republicans. fucking Mitt Romney. ew.
What. The. Fuck.
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