Saturday, July 18, 2009

Helping Deaf Man Called a "Waste"

A Carolina lawmaker says giving a deaf man funds to start his own business is a waste of money. North Carolina’s State Division of Vocational Rehabilitation Services approved the purchase of nearly $40,000 of crab traps by Dewayne Blackburn in Belhaven. He’s starting a business on the North Carolina coast. But Republican Senate minority leader Phil Berger says this is throwing money at a losing proposition and an example of misplaced priorities. Jacksonville Republican Robert Grady says Blackburn business is a “shaky venture” and it’s a “crazy” idea to support it with state funds. The Department of Health and Human Services is now conducting an internal audit on the matter. You can contact Phil Berger at this web site. You can contact Roert Grady at this this web site.

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