No, we won’t help people with disabilities in other countries. We won’t! (Republican’s pout and stamp their feet)

December 10, 2012 at 5:58 PM (Uncategorized)

You’ll have to excuse me, I’ve been dealing with a virus that slammed me so bad, even the computer was just too much…but I’m slowly rising from the grave here…(It’s after sunset and the coffin is creaking open ūüôā )

I understand that while I was indisposed the Senate Republicans decided that they hate the UN so damn much that a treaty protecting the rights of people with disabilities wasn’t wise to sign.¬† “The best interest of the child” phrase in the treaty evidently morphed into¬† a US government requirement that American children with disabilities risk being put to death if we ratified this treaty.

This is¬† a large load of…well.¬† BS.

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The treaty is *based upon US law, US law signed into law by a Republican President.  Even a Republican President named Bush!*

This treaty is not an attack on parents who wish to protect their children with disabilities from unwanted medical courses of treatment or lack thereof.

Senators, if you thought this would make it easier for you to cut Medicaid here in the US, I think the PR nightmare generated by this vote means you are mistaken.

Since warm and fuzzy its-the-right-thing-to-do-to-improve-the-lives-of-people-with-disabilities-and-their-caregivers arguments don’t work with you folks…

Let’s see where the ADA hits you in the wallet boys.

Does it mean fewer people are on public assistance than would be without it?

Yes, it does.  More of us can hold down part or full time work because we can get to public buildings and enter them.

The same thing would begin to happen in countries who ratify this, that aren’t yet anywhere near our standards of accessibility.¬† It would begin to take a hand in helping the global economy after the initial cost of accessibility¬† settled out.

God forbid countries with worse economies than ours become able to take persons with disabilities off the disability benefit rolls if they can get somewhere.¬† God forbid poorer nations have helps to give family caregivers easier ways to travel with their family members with impairments…

I’ll just bet any UN treaty signed that gave us an edge in exploiting other countries energy or food resources wouldn’t get the “it violates US sovereignty” treatment.¬† No one would notice.

I get that the forces behind this vote hate every country besides ours.¬† But deciding against persons with disabilities everywhere…only increases the notion abroad that we have, in fact, lost our collective minds.

 

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