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GOP blocks 911 First Responders Health Bill Yet Pushes Tax Cuts

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posted on Dec, 19 2010 @ 04:10 PM
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Ok, so maybe this can be explained to an ignorant foreigner...
The Republican Party is blocking the passage of the Zadroga bill...


which is structured to provide $7.4 billion in order to "improve health services and provide financial compensation for 9/11 first responders who were exposed to dangerous toxins and are now sick as a result," www.huffingtonpost.com...

...on the basis of concern over who would pony up the cash...

Yet it is falling all over its collective self in preserving a...what ? 800 billion-plus?...tax cut for the rich.

What's wrong with this picture? And why is the middle class content to pick up the tab? (But I digress...)

But it seems that Huckabee is crying foul...www.huffingtonpost.com...
Good...somebody needs to cry "Shame!"

This is disgusting.




posted on Dec, 20 2010 @ 12:05 AM
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American politics has become so surreal that all I can do is say whaaa?

It's gotten so bizarre that I'm thinking that perhaps Sarah is the answer.



posted on Dec, 21 2010 @ 01:00 PM
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Originally posted by whaaa
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American politics has become so surreal that all I can do is say whaaa?
It's gotten so bizarre that I'm thinking that perhaps Sarah is the answer.

If Sarah is the answer...I hesitate to ask what the question was...

But it looks like the politics of NO continues to play out...

Tom Coburn To Block 9/11 Responders Bill
Senate Republicans have opposed the measure, also called the Zadroga bill, first over concerns that it would take precedence over a plan to extend the Bush tax cuts -- a deal that has since been reached -- and now due to issues with the cost-control measures and $7.4 billion cost of the legislation. That money would go toward covering the medical bills of 9/11 emergency workers who have suffered from health complications following the inhalation of toxic chemicals at Ground Zero. www.huffingtonpost.com...

So let me get this straight...one can lose one's nut because a Muslim community centre is proposed in the neighbourhood of Ground Zero...but the heroes of 9/11 are out of luck...too big an expense.

Folks, that sucks and you ought to be trashing your lawmakers for this one...if I may be allowed an opinion, that is.
edit on 21-12-2010 by JohnnyCanuck because: (no reason given)



posted on Dec, 21 2010 @ 01:35 PM
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Well they had an almost a year to figure the bill out and how it would be paid.. they waited almost to the end of this session of congress to change it. than wonder why it was shot down.. they couldn't figure out how to pay it they couldn't figure much about it at all lol.. its sad not on the part of congress for not passing it.. its their wrong doing for writing a crappy bill..



posted on Dec, 21 2010 @ 04:58 PM
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Originally posted by Reaper2137
Well they had an almost a year to figure the bill out and how it would be paid.. they waited almost to the end of this session of congress to change it. than wonder why it was shot down.. they couldn't figure out how to pay it they couldn't figure much about it at all lol.. its sad not on the part of congress for not passing it.. its their wrong doing for writing a crappy bill..


What's crappy? Why not take the dough out of the Bush tax cuts...that's my point.



posted on Dec, 21 2010 @ 05:08 PM
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Originally posted by JohnnyCanuck

Originally posted by Reaper2137
Well they had an almost a year to figure the bill out and how it would be paid.. they waited almost to the end of this session of congress to change it. than wonder why it was shot down.. they couldn't figure out how to pay it they couldn't figure much about it at all lol.. its sad not on the part of congress for not passing it.. its their wrong doing for writing a crappy bill..


What's crappy? Why not take the dough out of the Bush tax cuts...that's my point.


the Bill was crappy.. I get what your saying.. but they wrote the thing on crack.. they had more than a year to get it fixed they had more than a year to get it worded right.. and they left it to the end of the year to even re do it.. its sad on the bill makers part... congress should have passed this.. its the people who wrote it.. oh well there is always next year so they should get it passed than..



posted on Dec, 27 2010 @ 11:31 AM
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Originally posted by Reaper2137
the Bill was crappy.. I get what your saying.. but they wrote the thing on crack.. they had more than a year to get it fixed they had more than a year to get it worded right.. and they left it to the end of the year to even re do it.. its sad on the bill makers part... congress should have passed this.. its the people who wrote it.. oh well there is always next year so they should get it passed than..


Interesting take on its final passing...even though it seems there are some crappy limitations added on to secure its passage.

In ‘Daily Show’ Role on 9/11 Bill, Echoes of Murrow


Did the bill pledging federal funds for the health care of 9/11 responders become law in the waning hours of the 111th Congress only because a comedian took it up as a personal cause? www.nytimes.com...



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