Obama's nanny state strikes again~

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    Proving there are no over-reaches a liberal democrat won't go after... but the king has given our summer tots a reprieve... "let them have a swim" as it were.


    Just in time for Memorial Day weekend, in an amazing example of evolution, President Obama announced he wouldn’t enforce regulations written by his own Administration.

    I’m sure we’ve all heard about the ADA swimming pool lift requirement by now. In order to make swimming pools and spas accessible to Americans with Disabilities, all facilities were required to install permanent lifts in every public facility, at a cost of at least $6,000 each, by the end of May. Locations with multiple pools would be required to install a lift for every single pool on their property. Of course, each lift would need to have a qualified operator and lifeguard on duty.

    Beyond the cost and hassle of getting the lifts installed, hotel insurance companies weren’t even sure if they would be able to write internal policies for them. Needless to say, the risk of lowering a quadriplegic into water over his head presents a liability problem or two. The cost could be so great that most facilities would just eliminate their pools. It’s why diving boards disappeared (I still haven’t forgiven personal injury attorneys for that one). I can only wonder what would happen to water parks, since most modern high-speed slides seem a tad hazardous for people with limited mobility.

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    How is this ‘Obama’s nanny state’ if the provisions are from the ADA, enacted over 20 years ago? (that was before Obama became president, btw…)

    Or is Obama to ‘blame’ for the ADA in the twisted minds of conservatives.
     
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    Ug, how stupid. ADA regulations are one of the largest grounds for frivolous lawsuits. Lawyers find one client and then sue a thousand or more businesses for minor violations (basket case in coffee shop not less than 50 inches high) and it's usually discovered the handicapped client they represent never went to any of the establishments.

    We need tort reform!

    But how exactly are you connecting this to Obama??
     
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    Ok, then who brought this out during the Obama administration & why ? I have never heard of this until this administration took office. Am I missing something here?
     
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    Just in time for Memorial Day weekend, in an amazing example of evolution, President Obama announced he wouldn’t enforce regulations written by his own Administration.

    Did you really miss this?
     
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    Trajan conscientia mille testes

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    try twisting your mind around this;



    Myth: The pool lift requirement has been around for 20 years—the business community waited till the last minute to protest.

    Fact: There was no requirement under the ADA to provide accessible entries into pools and spas until DOJ published the 2010 ADA Title III regulations in September 2010. However, those regulations did not require fixed lifts. Thus, businesses could use portable lifts that can be promptly brought out upon request. On January 31, 2012, less than two months from the compliance deadline, DOJ issued a guidance stating that fixed lifts were the option types of lift that are acceptable, unless it is not readily achievable to install a fixed lift. This was a last-minute radical change in the regulations and the business community promptly objected to it.


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