Thursday, November 29, 2012

Taxing the Rich - #4375 - Sign of National Resentment for the American Way of Life, Kristoff Angry about Private Generators during Sandy - Rush Limbaugh (2) Disabilities Treaty Just Another U.N. Power Grab - Heritage Foundation

Sign of National Resentment for the American Way of Life, Kristof Angry about Private Generators during Sandy - RUSH: Now, over the weekend, a columnist in the New York Times by the name of Nicholas Kristof wrote a piece. He's all upset about the electrical grid failing in the Northeast during Hurricane Sandy. But that's not what made him mad. What made him mad was the reliance that some people had on private generators. He was upset about that, that some people had them and other people didn't. Here's the short version, according to David French at National Review.This is the short version of Kristof's piece: "Low tax rates on the rich, plus failure to deal with climate change, equals decaying infrastructure, increasing inequality, and wealthy opt-outs from public services," and public utilities. And they're able to go get their own generators, and this is not fair, that some should have generators and others shouldn't. And it's all because of climate change and all because the rich and income inequality that some people had private generators and others didn't. He made a whole column about this.RUSH: I'm not kidding.  Read more........

Disabilities Treaty Just Another U.N. Power Grab - Heritage Foundation - International treaties sound like a good idea, especially when they claim to protect vulnerable people. The problem is, America already does more than any other country to ensure equal rights for its people—and the United Nations just wants the power to interfere in American law. The Senate is now considering the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (CRPD). President Obama signed this treaty in 2009, but the Senate has yet to agree to it. It needs a two-thirds majority of Senators to ratify it. In September, 36 Republican Senators signed a letter stating that they would oppose any treaties that came up for a vote during the lame-duck session of Congress. We will see now whether that promise holds. Steven Groves, Heritage’s Bernard and Barbara Lomas Senior Research Fellow, has explained that despite its name, the treaty will not help Americans with disabilities: The rights of Americans with disabilities are well protected under existing law and are enforced by a wide range of state and federal agencies. Joining CRPD merely opens the door for foreign “experts” to interfere in U.S. policymaking in violation of the principles of American sovereignty.  Read more........

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