Tuesday, December 04, 2012

Rob Portman Voted Against Treaty for Disabled

* A majority of Republicans in the U.S. Senate voted against a treaty today that has been previously approved by 126 countries.  Which Republican Senators voted against "the Rights of Persons with Disabilities" treaty?  See below-----

U.S. Senate:

...Treaty Number Doc. 112-7

Treaty Title:  The Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities, adopted by the United Nations General Assembly on December 13, 2006, and signed by the United States of America on June 30, 2009 (the "Convention")....

NAYs ---38
Alexander (R-TN)
Blunt (R-MO)
Boozman (R-AR)
Burr (R-NC)
Chambliss (R-GA)
Coats (R-IN)
Coburn (R-OK)
Cochran (R-MS)
Corker (R-TN)
Cornyn (R-TX)
Crapo (R-ID)
DeMint (R-SC)
Enzi (R-WY)
Graham (R-SC)
Grassley (R-IA)
Hatch (R-UT)
Heller (R-NV)
Hoeven (R-ND)
Hutchison (R-TX)
Inhofe (R-OK)
Isakson (R-GA)
Johanns (R-NE)
Johnson (R-WI)
Kyl (R-AZ)
Lee (R-UT)
McConnell (R-KY)
Moran (R-KS)
Paul (R-KY)
Portman (R-OH)
Risch (R-ID)
Roberts (R-KS)
Rubio (R-FL)
Sessions (R-AL)
Shelby (R-AL)
Thune (R-SD)
Toomey (R-PA)
Vitter (R-LA)
Wicker (R-MS)

Attention Ohio voters!  Rob Portman voted against the treaty. Shameful.

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One more thing you should know about is from Steve Benen of the Rachel Maddow Show.  Here is the counter offer John Boehner made to the President's proposal to avoid the fiscal cliff. The following text and graphic are from the famous Maddowblog

House Republican leaders presented a debt-reduction "plan" to the White House yesterday, which GOP officials insist is a "serious" offer. To help underscore why it's so very difficult to take the Republican proposal seriously, I put together this image, showing what each side would get as part of this attempt at "compromise."
If you're thinking this looks a little tilted in one direction, and that no sane person could characterize this as a balanced attempt to reach a bipartisan agreement, we're on the same page.....

Republicans are willing to sacrifice the entire country's economy to give millionaires and billionaires tax breaks!