By Jueseppi B.
Need further proof that those in The TeaTardedRepubliCANT Pseudo-Freudian Psycho-Sexual Secret-Whore Pro-caucasian Pro-Racist Anti-LGBT Anti-Feminist Reich Wing GOPretender Conselfishservative NRA-Gun Loving Nut Bag racist caucasian Party, don’t give a damn about you as an American?
By Ramsey Cox and Julian Pecquet - 12/04/12 Of The Hill
A United Nations treaty to ban discrimination against people with disabilities went down to defeat in the Senate on Tuesday in a 61-38 vote.
The treaty, backed by President Obama and former Senate Majority Leader Bob Dole (R-Kan.), fell five votes short of the two-thirds majority needed for confirmation as dozens of Senate Republicans objected that it would create new abortion rights and impede the ability of people to homeschool disabled children.
Sen. James Inhofe (R-Okla.) argued the treaty would infringe on U.S. sovereignty, an argument echoed by other opponents.
“This unelected bureaucratic body would pass recommendations that would be forced upon the United States if we were a signatory,” he said.
Supporters of the treaty argued that the Convention on the Rights of Persons With Disabilities would simply require the rest of the world to meet the standards that Americans already enjoy under the 1990 Americans With Disabilities Act.
The treaty was negotiated and first signed under former President George W. Bush and signed again by Obama in 2009. At least 153 other countries have signed it.
Republican Sens. Kelly Ayotte (N.H.), John Barrasso (Wyo.), Scott Brown (Mass.), Susan Collins (Maine), Dick Lugar (Ind.), John McCain (Ariz.), Olympia Snowe (Maine) and Lisa Murkowski (Alaska) voted with Democrats in favor of the treaty.
Democrats and advocates for those with disabilities argued that recommendations from a panel created by the treaty would be advisory only, not binding, and that the treaty did not create any new legal rights in state or federal courts. Democrats brought in several Republican senators, including Dole, a disabled veteran, to help make their case.
Republican opposition was led by Sen. Mike Lee (R-Utah) and former Sen. Rick Santorum (R-Pa.).
Speaking on the Senate floor Tuesday, Lee said he was concerned that U.N. committee recommendations “often fall well beyond the treaty’s goals.”
“I and many of my constituents who homeschool or send their children to religious schools have justifiable doubt that a foreign body based in Geneva, Switzerland, should be deciding what is best for a child at home in Utah,” Lee said.
Sen. John Kerry (D-Mass.) said the U.N. committee recommendations would be nonbinding, prompting Lee to ask, “If this does nothing, then why would we ratify it?”
Kerry countered that the treaty would allow the United States to serve on the committee to advocate for the rights of U.S. veterans and citizens living or traveling abroad.
“I have not said it does nothing,” Kerry said. “I said it does not change U.S. law; that is different from saying it doesn’t do anything. If it didn’t do anything I wouldn’t be here, nor would President Bush have signed it.”
In September, 36 Senate Republicans called on the leaders of both parties not to consider any treaties during the lame-duck session. Democrats countered that the current Congress is the best-equipped to approve treaties because its members are the ones who did the work to pass it out of committee over the summer.
McCain, a treaty supporter, argued senators who signed the letter shouldn’t feel bound to vote against the treaty because the letter only opposed consideration of treaties, not passage.
- Santorum tweet: ‘We did it’
- Bob Dole returns to Senate to watch treaty vote
- Reid vows to take up disability treaty in next Congress
I am amazed daily by the stupidity of the humans “We The People”, vote for, elect & send to Washington D.C. to represent us each election cycle.
If we are voting for politicians to represent US…….who were they representing when voting against this bill?
Now for something totally moronic:
Ted Nugent Says: Welfare Recipients Shouldn’t Be Allowed to Vote
Wednesday, 05 Dec 2012 12:12 PM
By Newsmax Wires
Flamboyant, conservative rock-and-roll musician Ted Nugent argues that those receiving welfare shouldn’t be allowed to vote.
“Let’s stop the insanity by suspending the right to vote of any American who is on welfare,” he writes in The Washington Times.
“Once they get off welfare and are self-sustaining, they get their right to vote restored. No American on welfare should have the right to vote for tax increases on those Americans who are working and paying taxes to support them. That’s insane.”
Nugent also says Social Security, Medicare, and Medicaid must be slashed. “A blinding statement of the obvious is that we are never going to get our financial house in order until these sacred entitlement cows are not only poked, but slaughtered,” he writes. “Until the slaughter is over, everything else is just taxation window dressing.”
The Motor City Madman also favors increasing taxes on everyone, “including the nearly 50 percent of Americans who pay zero federal income taxes,” he says. “Those Americans need to have some skin in the game, too. I recommend at least a 5 percent federal income tax bracket for them.”
In addition, every federal agency should be ordered to cut its budget by 15 percent, Nugent says. And their budgets should be returned to 2005 level before the end of next year.
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My only question is this: Why is Ted Nugent writing for the The Washington Times?
Shouldn’t Ted Nugent be writing for The High Times?
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