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posted on Dec, 22 2010 @ 10:41 AM
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911 First responders thrown out


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This is unbelievable. First, Senate Republicans rejected health benefits for 9/11 first responders – and lacked the balls to even show up during debate to "defend" their position. Then, after a group of rescue workers travelled to D.C. from New York, Oklahoma Sen. Tom "Dr. No" Coburn refused to meet with them, and threw them out of the office. As they left, they sang "God Bless America." Man, you gotta hope there's some justice in the universe.

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posted on Dec, 22 2010 @ 10:41 AM
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This is truly sickening. Not only do they reject the bill or even attempt to rectify it, they also throw the first responders out their office when they attempt to ask questions.



Though few GOPers have been willing to publicly discuss their opposition — indeed, not a single Republican came to the Senate floor to defend their position — Sen. Jon Kyl (R-AZ) explained to Fox News that Republicans don’t want to “hurry” and wondered aloud “why would they need $6 billion?”



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Shame on you Senator Coburn... Shame. On. You.

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posted on Dec, 22 2010 @ 10:51 AM
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This type of arrogance and disrespect is precisely why the GOP is in self destruct mode.

In the upcoming campaigns these videos and reports will go viral and the citizens will vote for the people that they feel represent them.

In the very near future when Coburn realizes how this is being perceived; he will call a press conference an apologize. To bad the damage has been done.

Video, record, document any and all public officials that disrespect the people that pay their salarys.


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posted on Dec, 22 2010 @ 10:57 AM
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I do hope you are right, sir. This is just beyond disrespectful.



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In the upcoming campaigns these videos and reports will go viral and the citizens will vote for the people that they feel represent them.




posted on Dec, 22 2010 @ 11:09 AM
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Hardly surprising.They played their part in the psycho drama, now there is no need for thier services they are merely a liability to the great work which our feerless leaders have undertaken....(feerless because they arent in the front lines or on the dole...in forclosure or starving in the streets).Nor will they ever be in such dire straights if we the people do not stand up and tell them a;ll weve simply had enough of thier psychotic influences.



posted on Dec, 22 2010 @ 11:15 AM
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Congress hasn't cared about the welfare of the first responders since it came out that they were sick and dieing. the republicans ignored them first then the democrats. Now that the republicans are taking back over people think they will do something. Everyone just needs to understand, our government doesn't care about us. They haven't in quite sometime and that isn't going to change unless we put a whole NEW elected body in. However, seeing as that would take everyone working together, that most likely won't happen until it's too late. Most are too worried about their sports team or who's on dancing with the stars.



posted on Dec, 22 2010 @ 01:36 PM
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Deal reached to set up Senate vote on 9/11 health benefits bill

December 22, 2010 2:22 p.m. EST

Washington (CNN) -- An agreement reached Wednesday on a bill to provide free medical treatment to first responders of the September 11 terrorist attack in New York will allow the measure to win final congressional approval on what is expected to be the last day of the lame-duck session, New York's two senators said.

Negotiations Wednesday morning involving Republican Sens. Tom Coburn of Oklahoma and Mike Enzi of Wyoming and Democratic Sens. Charles Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand, both of New York, led to the deal that reduced the cost of the bill by $2 billion and made other changes sought by GOP opponents, according to statements by the participants.

Schumer and Gillibrand said the agreement means that both the Senate and the House will pass the bill on Wednesday to send it to President Barack Obama.


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Looks like there is a change of heart here, helps when the 911 responders show up in Washington, shouldn't have had to do that but glad they did, it this what it takes these days, go to D.C. and brow beat them.



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