Trial lawyers unwrap Obama gift on ADA tomorrow

posted at 11:00 am on March 14, 2012 by Ed Morrissey

Beware the Ides of March, a soothsayer warned Julius Caesar according to Plutarch (and later dramatized by William Shakespeare), and perhaps taxpayers need to heed that warning as well.  Tomorrow, a new rule from the Obama administration on the American with Disabilities Act goes into force — and trial lawyers will have a brand new knife to plunge into the backs of community recreational facililties and commercial swimming venues:

The DOJ has been issuing a growing wave of such guidelines over the years, reaching an ever larger portion of business activities. In September 2010, the DOJ issued guidelines for “recreational facilities,” including a new rule that all public access swimming pools must provide a lift capable of moving disabled patrons from their wheelchairs into the water.

Compliance with the rule requires pool owners to have a lift for each “water element” in their facility. So if your local community pool also has a spa, both the spa and the pool must be “accessible.” But if you have two spas, don’t worry, only one lift is required.

In fact, most people in the swimming pool industry thought that one portable lift would be enough. Pool owners claim they were led to believe that, as long as they had one device that could be wheeled out whenever someone needed help getting into or out of a pool or spa, there would be no need intrusive permanent fixtures.

But then industry leaders began hearing rumors last year that Obama’s DOJ would require permanently fixed lifts for each pool and spa. They began to write letters to DOJ asking for clarification on the issue.

On Jan. 31 of this year, DOJ granted the industry’s call for a clarification: But it was not the answer they wanted. All 300,000 public pools in the United States must install a permanent fixed lift. The deadline for compliance is tomorrow, March 15. Call it “Poolmageddon.”

There is no way all 300,000 pools can install permanent lifts by Thursday. There simply are not enough lifts in existence or enough people who know how to install them, according to industry spokesmen. Plus, each lift costs between $3,000 and $10,000 and installation can add $5,000 to $10,000 to the total.

The Obama administration insists that they won’t enforce the rule … for now, anyway.  They don’t have to enforce it themselves, though.  The ADA allows for individuals to sue non-compliant “public access” facilities for violations of any of the ADA rules in effect.  That means there are potentially multiple lawsuits coming for each of the 300,000 or so suddenly non-compliant swimming facilities in the US.  After all, how many lawyers does this country have, and how many people looking for a quick buck from settlements based on the threat of litigation?  I suspect the answer could be in the millions.

Just in case you wondered, trial lawyers raised $45 million for Obama in the 2008 election.  They obviously need the money.

What will be the outcome from this rule change?  You may need to find a private pool in order to go swimming this summer.  The only protection that many of these pools will have will be to close them down until they can find the money to add expensive permanent lifts, and in spas that may mean a permanent closure, depending on their size.  By denying approval for portable lifts — which would provide access to anyone who wanted it at a reasonable cost — the Obama administration has made clear that their priority isn’t access.  It’s synchronized swimming with their trial-lawyer allies, and now access may be much more widely denied as a result.


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does anyone here have a sense of humor or are my jokes just that bad?

DHChron on March 14, 2012 at 12:39 PM

ED!!!!!! email me brother…I know you don’t like me :) sh!t, fvck, and d@mn

DHChron on March 14, 2012 at 12:42 PM

USSA

Schadenfreude on March 14, 2012 at 12:42 PM

Another quote from Billy the Shakes is appropriate: “The first thing we do, let’s kill all the lawyers.”

H.E. Pennypacker on March 14, 2012 at 12:45 PM

Ed – You are so old, you walked into an antique shop and they sold you.

DHChron on March 14, 2012 at 12:46 PM

stop wearing those ballcaps ED…own your baldness.

DHChron on March 14, 2012 at 12:54 PM

Based on that fact sheet, it would seem that yes, indeed, ALL pools and spas are now required to install these. Some of the other sections specifically refer to “newly constructed or altered”; the pools section does not.

LibraryGryffon on March 14, 2012 at 12:56 PM

My MiL lives in a subdivision with an HOA, and the HOA runs five or six pools (one with a mini spray park). I’m waiting to see what happens with their pools. I’m betting they don’t open this summer, while the HOA figures out how they’re going to deal with this new regulation. My kids are gonna be pissed.

Ward Cleaver on March 14, 2012 at 12:58 PM

ED!!!! if I called you a pvssy would you respond?

you’re a pvssy by the way

DHChron on March 14, 2012 at 12:58 PM

just k/d bud :)

DHChron on March 14, 2012 at 12:59 PM

If you think this won’t affect private home swimming pools,let me tell you how it’ll happen:
(former Realtor)

All it’ll take will be one lawsuit by a dirtbag lawyer & his “differently-abled” client & the Nat’l Assoc. of Realtors will be telling their members to tell (read: scare) their clients to install the lifts to forestall any possible future suits.

Frantic Freddie on March 14, 2012 at 1:02 PM

Crap. I swim at the Y several times a week. We’re going to be totally overrun with screaming kids all summer long. It’s already a pain trying to get and keep a lap lane.

catsandbooks on March 14, 2012 at 1:03 PM

Close the pools. All of them. And put up a large sign on all of them explaining why the pool is closed.

Let’s see what happens to 0′s approval rating over the summer when that happens.

iurockhead on March 14, 2012 at 1:08 PM

The US has gone completely bat$xxx crazy

Not very scientific, but I fear for the future

J

Gauthijm on March 14, 2012 at 1:11 PM

Ed…I know I’m smarter than you but whatevs! let’s have a conversation!

DHChron on March 14, 2012 at 1:12 PM

ED!! you understand I’m kidding right? RE fing spond!

DHChron on March 14, 2012 at 1:18 PM

ED!! you understand I’m kidding right? RE fing spond!

DHChron on March 14, 2012 at 1:18 PM

Are you the internet equivalent of a suicide bomber?

Immolate on March 14, 2012 at 1:27 PM

Thousands of little kids on vacation this year will be bummed because the Motel 6 couldn’t afford a fancy lift & closed the pool. Fortunately for Obama, the MSM will make sure their parents know this is 100% the fault of Rush and the Koch brothers.

KS Rex on March 14, 2012 at 1:28 PM

I think DHChron is having a nervous breakdown or something.

KS Rex on March 14, 2012 at 1:30 PM

Are you the internet equivalent of a suicide bomber?

Immolate on March 14, 2012 at 1:27 PM

I’m super smart but even I don’t understand that comment :) If ED sees fit to ban me, Ed is an effin’ coward.

DHChron on March 14, 2012 at 1:31 PM

I think DHChron is having a nervous breakdown or something.

KS Rex on March 14, 2012 at 1:30 PM

nervous breakdowns are awesome and you’re a nervous breakdown bigot..I don’t tolerate bigots.

DHChron on March 14, 2012 at 1:35 PM

DHChron on March 14, 2012 at 1:35 PM

What are you doing?

Bmore on March 14, 2012 at 1:38 PM

Liberals: This is a cost forced on us by the Republicans’ war on women. If women had greater access to contraception and abortion, we wouldn’t have so many disabled citizens and, hence, we wouldn’t need these lifts.

BuckeyeSam on March 14, 2012 at 1:38 PM

How many kids will be injured by jumping into the water near these lifts? What is the average number of people these lifts will serve in a year? 1 ? 3 ? What are the annual maintenance costs?

In Cincinnati, off and on the public pools have been closed. About a dozen of them. Once, Stan Chesley paid to keep them open. With this new regulation, there’s no way we’re going to have many public pools open.

Paul-Cincy on March 14, 2012 at 1:40 PM

Reason #7547775433 that the Federal Govt should be expelled from all local issues as the Constitution intended. I have yet to see the pool that plays any role in interstste commerce.

Afterseven on March 14, 2012 at 1:41 PM

SCOTUS?

Slap this down forthwith.

It’s high time that someone let these bandits know that they can’t keep continuously crapping on our Constitution unchallenged.

This goddamn bunch has gone too far too many times. We don’t want to become the U.S.S A., you jugeared fukk.

hillbillyjim on March 14, 2012 at 1:42 PM

I think DHChron is having a nervous breakdown or something.

KS Rex on March 14, 2012 at 1:30 PM

Maybe someone hacked his account. It’s pretty early in the US to have started drinking. Either way, it’s just annoying. Needs to go now.

Paul-Cincy on March 14, 2012 at 1:42 PM

Don’t worry, Obama will just issue 250,000 waivers.

loudmouth883 on March 14, 2012 at 1:43 PM

On the plus side there will be less tax-subsidized pools. Better off attracting a private company to open a pool\slide complex to your town or sell the publi pool and make it private (i.e., pay per use).

WashJeff on March 14, 2012 at 1:44 PM

What are you doing?

Bmore on March 14, 2012 at 1:38 PM

frankly bmore – I’m sick of republicans. They’re stupid as all heck.

if you report me to the ban police I’ll lose all respect for you

DHChron on March 14, 2012 at 1:44 PM

Crap. I swim at the Y several times a week. We’re going to be totally overrun with screaming kids all summer long. It’s already a pain trying to get and keep a lap lane.
catsandbooks on March 14, 2012 at 1:03 PM

Which is exactly why I hate swimming at the Y. After this though, they may be the only gym around with a lap pool. Grrrrrrrrr.

tommyboy on March 14, 2012 at 1:45 PM

DHChron on March 14, 2012 at 1:44 PM

No need for a report. Just stop.

Bmore on March 14, 2012 at 1:45 PM

Maybe someone hacked his account. It’s pretty early in the US to have started drinking. Either way, it’s just annoying. Needs to go now.

Paul-Cincy on March 14, 2012 at 1:42 PM

If I need to go now, challenge me. My guess is you can’t come close.

I’m smarter that you

DHChron on March 14, 2012 at 1:47 PM

can’t wait till you say that should be than

DHChron on March 14, 2012 at 1:48 PM

What are you doing?

Bmore on March 14, 2012 at 1:38 PM

I’m pretty sure he doesn’t have a clue.

hillbillyjim on March 14, 2012 at 1:48 PM

This action by the DoJ is over the top. Water parks are going to be hurt by this, unless they convert to private organizations somehow.

How many jobs is this regulation gonna cost?

dogsoldier on March 14, 2012 at 1:49 PM

I am searching hotels for a biz trip today and found several that had notices that their spa is closed due to “regulation compliance”.

TX_HCG on March 14, 2012 at 1:50 PM

Crap. I swim at the Y several times a week. We’re going to be totally overrun with screaming kids all summer long. It’s already a pain trying to get and keep a lap lane.
catsandbooks on March 14, 2012 at 1:03 PM

Depending on where you live you may want to see if you have a waterpark near you. It seems strange but some of them have a lap pool with different hours and a different(cheaper) fee than the rest of the park.

Making the pools hastily put in fixed lifts is a bad idea. I can see kid’s bumping into it and getting hurt or worse.

BakerAllie on March 14, 2012 at 1:51 PM

Bmore…I’m a huge fan

but stop h8ting free speech…seriously.

DHChron on March 14, 2012 at 1:51 PM

Making the pools hastily put in fixed lifts is a bad idea. I can see kid’s bumping into it and getting hurt or worse.

BakerAllie on March 14, 2012 at 1:51 PM

Creating more customers for the lifts. /sick

Paul-Cincy on March 14, 2012 at 1:54 PM

I’m pretty sure he doesn’t have a clue.

hillbillyjim on March 14, 2012 at 1:48 PM

I’m pretty sure you’re dumber than Joe Biden, but let’s all avoid the insults and converse freely…sorta not like Joe Biden.

DHChron on March 14, 2012 at 1:57 PM

water parks are the shiznit!

don’t ban me ED!

DHChron on March 14, 2012 at 1:59 PM

DHChron on March 14, 2012 at 1:51 PM

You know me a little, right? I am no Republican, I am a Conservative, right? There are justifiable restrictions on speech, right? I have never assisted in a ban that did not cross the stated line of terms and conditions of this site, right? You do understand the terms and conditions, right? You are dangerously close to if not over the line, right? Time to stand down, right? I won’t do anything more here. You have almost convinced Ed to lend me that glorious hammer. Thats the only reason I stopped off here. Know your rights, http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PrtC8wP_bFI I’m going to stand aside. I suggest you do the same.

Bmore on March 14, 2012 at 1:59 PM

I’m pretty sure you’re dumber than Joe Biden, but let’s all avoid the insults and converse freely…sorta not like Joe Biden.

DHChron on March 14, 2012 at 1:57 PM

Posting While Polluted is not a good idea. If you insist, though, have fun; it’s your funeral.

hillbillyjim on March 14, 2012 at 2:00 PM

I’ve got a real problem with realigning the infrastructure of the entire country for a tiny percentage of the people who are disabled. Why not simply handle this more on a case by case basis. The billions wasted by every single business making themselves accessible for patrons who never actually end up materializing could have provided every single disabled person with their own accessible van, wheelchair, swimming lift, etc.

And we need to overhaul disabled access placards if we are going to make everything ADA compliant. How often do you see someone with no handicap at all parking in a space because they somehow finagled that blue placard from their doctor.

Nice job Progressives. More waste that we can’t afford.

JeffB. on March 14, 2012 at 2:02 PM

Posting While Polluted is not a good idea. If you insist, though, have fun; it’s your funeral.

hillbillyjim on March 14, 2012 at 2:00 PM

what! go eat a possum or something you dumb@ss hillbilly

DHChron on March 14, 2012 at 2:05 PM

what! go eat a possum or something you dumb@ss hillbilly

DHChron on March 14, 2012 at 2:05 PM

I can’t. I ain’t got no ‘possum gravy or nuthin’.

Besides, I sent my tooth out for polishing.

hillbillyjim on March 14, 2012 at 2:10 PM

Alternate Headline: “Nationwide, thousands of public access pools closing”.

btw…I think there are many more then “300,000″ public pools.

Opposite Day on March 14, 2012 at 2:11 PM

The irony in this is that the ADA historically has been one of the few federal statutes that even came close to accomplishing a valid purpose in a useful way. Now instead of a path to access it is becoming a hammer, which was never really the intent. Misguided fools tinkering with machinery they cannot begin to comprehend. And I write as a trial lawyer.

UnrepentantCurmudgeon on March 14, 2012 at 2:11 PM

I can’t. I ain’t got no ‘possum gravy or nuthin’.

Besides, I sent my tooth out for polishing.

hillbillyjim on March 14, 2012 at 2:10 PM

Nice parry!!

Bitter Clinger on March 14, 2012 at 2:14 PM

Yes, the trial lawyers will be airing the commercials “Have you or your disabled loved-one been denied access to your local public pool? Call us today!”

All public pools will close until they have the funds to install this. No public swimming this summer. Once the Dems see their poll numbers from this they will retreat and allow for the new deadline of Nov. 7, 2012. By doing this, they will claim they “saved the pools” for the children this summer.

goflyers on March 14, 2012 at 2:14 PM

does anyone here have a sense of humor or are my jokes just that bad?

DHChron on March 14, 2012 at 12:39 PM

I didn’t realize they were jokes, so neither. However, you are tedious and boring.

Trafalgar on March 14, 2012 at 2:18 PM

Just in case you wondered, trial lawyers raised $45 million for Obama in the 2008 election. They obviously need the money.

They do need it to raise $450 million this time.

burt on March 14, 2012 at 2:32 PM

DHChron on March 14, 2012 at 1:44 PM

Ed, AP, and Tina run the show here. Their house-THEIR rules.

annoyinglittletwerp on March 14, 2012 at 2:42 PM

I can’t. I ain’t got no ‘possum gravy or nuthin’.

Besides, I sent my tooth out for polishing.

hillbillyjim on March 14, 2012 at 2:10 PM

Good thing they have ‘possum flavored chew, huh?

TexasDan on March 14, 2012 at 2:48 PM

Good thing they have ‘possum flavored chew, huh?

TexasDan on March 14, 2012 at 2:48 PM

Everything goes good with liquid corn.

hillbillyjim on March 14, 2012 at 2:58 PM

Everything goes good with liquid corn.

hillbillyjim on March 14, 2012 at 2:58 PM

As, apparently, DHCron has just discovered. Or, more likely, will have to have explained to him later.

TexasDan on March 14, 2012 at 3:05 PM

Don’t worry, Obama will just issue 250,000 waivers.

loudmouth883 on March 14, 2012 at 1:43 PM

Yeah, but only in the blue states and/or union controlled cities.

Lammo on March 14, 2012 at 3:05 PM

Bmore…I’m a huge fan

but stop h8ting free speech…seriously.

DHChron on March 14, 2012 at 1:51 PM

are you two going to contribute or just continue to converse in code for the benefit of yourselves. Clearly you both want us to know there is “history”, get a room

screwauger on March 14, 2012 at 3:18 PM

There is no way all 300,000 pools can install permanent lifts by Thursday. There simply are not enough lifts in existence or enough people who know how to install them, according to industry spokesmen. Plus, each lift costs between $3,000 and $10,000 and installation can add $5,000 to $10,000 to the total.

Is it anti-disabled to call this a shovel-ready stimulus project?

Roxeanne de Luca on March 14, 2012 at 3:33 PM

So, first they required pools to be fenced in, just in case some parent was so poorly aware of their child’s comings and goings that the child might end up attempting to swim when they couldn’t.

Then they removed all the diving boards, because some child couldn’t figure out basic physics.

Later they went after drains in the pools, because some kid that it was fun to stick it’s behind on one.

Now this. Why do nannies hate water?

LoganSix on March 14, 2012 at 3:36 PM

I used to enjoy reading the comments here and occasionally commenting myself. DHChron ruined it for me today. What a fool. There’s no point conversing with fools, Bmore.

Qzsusy on March 14, 2012 at 3:39 PM

My fitness facility is closing our pool for “critical maintenance”. What do you bet they spend the three days putting in another lift. They have one for the main pool but not the spa. Ridiculous.

Aggie85 on March 14, 2012 at 4:20 PM

A

pparently Ed doesn’t like me :(

DHChron on March 14, 2012 at 11:45 AM

Don’t feel bad, it’s not just Ed…

dominigan on March 14, 2012 at 4:28 PM

Totally illogical to expect exsting pools to change to be this – just fyi-ing you of the existance. (and maybe daydreaming of Disney a little bit)

WhaleBellied on March 14, 2012 at 12:18 PM

Thanks for the info. He would love WDW, but we no longer fly. Too difficult. Have considered a pool in the backyard designed around him, but don’t want the maintenance!

bopbottle on March 14, 2012 at 4:37 PM

The really sad thing about all of this is that the truly disabled are not the ones being served by the ADA. It is the lawyers and fat and lazy people who have abused the idea of the legislation. Moast of the people, myself included, who supported the ADA just wanted wheelchair cuts in the curbs and a ramp into the courthouse. Look where we have ended up.

bopbottle on March 14, 2012 at 4:41 PM

bunch of effin’ (no curse words ED!) h8tahs! My jokes are neither boring or tedious Trafalgar on March 14, 2012 at 2:18 PM…they’re just plain funny. I can’t help it…I’m awesome.

DHChron on March 14, 2012 at 5:04 PM

What are you doing?

Bmore on March 14, 2012 at 1:38 PM

Must have figured this nic has jumped the shark and has a sock in waiting.

AZfederalist on March 14, 2012 at 5:20 PM

bopbottle on March 14, 2012 at 4:37 PM

I feel you. Family member has CP so we deal with the wheelchair issue. Mom has become self-appointed Parking Lot Handicap Space Crusader. It’s a sight to behold.

I don’t think anyone looks to the diabled or their familes as the source of the problems – we all know it’s the lawyers and the nanny state.

I hope you still have a pool nearby for your son, it’d be a shame if the legislation designed to “help you” caused you to lose the access you have.

God Bless

WhaleBellied on March 14, 2012 at 5:22 PM

Must have figured this nic has jumped the shark and has a sock in waiting.

AZfederalist on March 14, 2012 at 5:20 PM

shut up wimp…unless you wanna actually talk to me

DHChron on March 14, 2012 at 5:26 PM

Don’t feel bad, it’s not just Ed…

dominigan on March 14, 2012 at 4:28 PM

crazy! someone with some balls (that’s not a curse word ED)

let’s do some talking!

DHChron on March 14, 2012 at 5:28 PM

You know me a little, right? I am no Republican, I am a Conservative, right? There are justifiable restrictions on speech, right? I have never assisted in a ban that did not cross the stated line of terms and conditions of this site, right? You do understand the terms and conditions, right? You are dangerously close to if not over the line, right? Time to stand down, right? I won’t do anything more here. You have almost convinced Ed to lend me that glorious hammer. Thats the only reason I stopped off here. Know your rights, http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PrtC8wP_bFI I’m going to stand aside. I suggest you do the same.

Bmore on March 14, 2012 at 1:59 PM

I love ya Bmore, but actively banning people is what’s “over the line”.

Tell me what I’ve done that deserves the Ban Hammer. Please. Opinions suck, huh?

DHChron on March 14, 2012 at 5:38 PM

screwauger on March 14, 2012 at 3:18 PM

Just checking back in. You I don’t know and don’t care one microscopic bit what you think. For the record.

Bmore on March 14, 2012 at 5:49 PM

AZfederalist on March 14, 2012 at 5:20 PM

Since I have always read and generally appreciated your post’s. I am going to assume that your comment wasn’t directed at me but rather at DHChron.

Bmore on March 14, 2012 at 5:51 PM

That guy’s a jerk…good for you :)

DHChron on March 14, 2012 at 5:52 PM

yeah, but he’s still a freakin’ wimp! Talk to me! not Bmore

DHChron on March 14, 2012 at 5:54 PM

directed at me but rather=directed not at me, but rather

Bmore on March 14, 2012 at 6:00 PM

I hope you still have a pool nearby for your son, it’d be a shame if the legislation designed to “help you” caused you to lose the access you have.

God Bless

WhaleBellied on March 14, 2012 at 5:22 PM

Thanks Whale, I used to take him to the Y, but our best friends put a pool in a few years ago and every summer weekend, that is where we are. They even arranged their landscaping to allow a little place for him to lay when he was tired of the pool. You can’t beat friends like that. CP is tough on the whole family, but having a child that never outgrows the hugs and kisses and the tickle belly monster has its benefits, too.

bopbottle on March 14, 2012 at 6:01 PM

The pools I’ve been in didn’t have guards or attendants. Is that required?

Beaches? At lakes or the ocean?

goatweed on March 14, 2012 at 6:27 PM

So the pool goes the way of the high dive and the diving board at all. I am not that old an in my lifetime have seen regulation and nanny state red tape take destroy and sicify the recreation of youths.

Kids in school now don’t have PE daily its once or twice a week, they no longer play team sports and if on the rare occasion they actually play a form of “capture the flag” they are not allowed to RUN. Yes WTF I though my kid was joking but he wasn’t it’s so “all the children” can have a fair chance at playing. huh

I wish we had a representative that would actually represent the people. Anyone think the school systems, government, and entertainment industry is making their kids fat p*ssies in China or Russia?

America the county of the strong and brave has become to america were we are all as slow, dum and weak as your weakest

But lets remember all the other side is “good people just misguided” and not responsible for most of the damage we look around at daily.

C-Low on March 14, 2012 at 6:47 PM

There has been considerable discussion of this law in the trade press. Reality is quite bad enough without the hysterical inaccuracies of the editorial in the Washington Examiner.

For those interested in the topic rather than simply posting to demonstrate that they aren’t in danger of growing up or getting smarter, try this article from Aquatics International:

http://www.aquaticsintl.com/2012/mar/1203n_poollifts.html

The links at the end provide more information, including the DoJ ruling on portable lifts.

drwilliams on March 14, 2012 at 7:27 PM

More ridiculous rules from the Obama administration. Will be appealed and will be reversed as soon as new leadership is in charge soon. Every day, something new for more money taken out of the private sector. This will end soon too.

Amazingoly on March 14, 2012 at 9:00 PM

I travel quite a bit and I have to say that I really, really miss diving boards. 48 and I am a crotchety old man who is losing all the things he loved from his childhood. Damn Obama anyhow!

RutRoh on March 14, 2012 at 9:53 PM

ignore anything not put through Congress…six words for our Republic.

John Kettlewell on March 14, 2012 at 11:02 PM

Close the pools. All of them. And put up a large sign on all of them explaining why the pool is closed.

Let’s see what happens to 0′s approval rating over the summer when that happens.

iurockhead on March 14, 2012 at 1:08 PM

Yeah, and make sure it has that big “O”bummer logo on it (the one he uses on his campaign propaganda and bumper stickers).

The USA world is going broke trying to make life fair and safe for all, and the suckers are convinced that those goals are noble and achievable. What utter fools!

E-R

electric-rascal on March 15, 2012 at 12:52 AM

I am an attorney and one of my areas of law that I practice in is the ADA. There’s parts of the law that I like and then there’s parts of the law that I don’t like. This is one of them.

While the ADA is intended to help disabled people become more integrated into society, sometimes the law hinders the ADA’s own goals. Some of the new provisions of the ADA do exactly that.

Conservative Samizdat on March 15, 2012 at 3:21 AM

Give it a rest, Obama doesn’t want to be the only one in over his head.

The Rock on March 15, 2012 at 8:42 AM

I *hate* the ADA. I have since it was first proposed. It’s always been nothing more than a stocked pond for lawyers to fish in.

GWB on March 15, 2012 at 9:52 AM

Friends of Obama will get waivers. Not friends of Obama can wave their pools goodbye; just like the car dealerships and the health care for low wage workers.

KW64 on March 15, 2012 at 11:35 AM

Excellent News!
The people living in cities will be most effected by these changes, and as THEY are the ones that came out en-masse for the 0bama Regime I’ll be laughing when they are forced to suck it up.

Stupid Americans SHOULD be forced to suffer the results of their STUPIDITY. How fortunate it is that the Democrats are assuring that will happen.

DannoJyd on March 15, 2012 at 11:53 AM

The lift is only a part of the equation in costing. Wait until Insurance companies attorney’s mull this over, review the risks and decide that BECAUSE of this silly a$$ mandate that they’ll jack the cost of liability insurance through the roof.

No offense, but imagine trying to rescue a disabled person AFTER they are in the pool. I used to be a life guard during the Summers of my misspent youth. The scenarios for disaster are endless EVEN with good swimmer safety planning.

DevilsPrinciple on March 15, 2012 at 2:27 PM

Please God, STOP THIS INSANITY!?!

Colatteral Damage on March 15, 2012 at 4:33 PM

What are you doing on?

Bmore on March 14, 2012 at 1:38 PM

FIFY

BigAlSouth on March 15, 2012 at 6:50 PM

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