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"Two children died in a fire in Philadelphia on Tuesday – and budget cuts could be to blame"

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posted on Feb, 27 2011 @ 12:58 AM
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In the Republican conservative Tea party obsession with budget cuts on the poor and middle class services and tax cuts for the rich [who BTW can afford their own services] we may have here the results of this unhealthy obsession.

www.thomhartmann.com...

Two children died in a fire in Philadelphia on Tuesday – and budget cuts could be to blame. In an effort to cut spending – the city of Philadelphia “browned out” – or closed some of it’s fire stations for a day. One of those fire stations that were closed was Engine 61 – and it just so happened to be the nearest company to the fire that killed those two children – and thus would have been first on the scene. As local firefighter Mike Cane said, “Whether…that company was in service, they would have made a difference?



Nobody can answer that…what we can say is, maybe if they were there…Maybe them kids would have had a shot.” These are the real-life consequences of budget cutting.



It’s time we roll back the Reagan tax cuts instead of rolling back critical funding for firefighters who keep our communities safe. The purpose of a budget is not to give tax breaks to the rich in order to screw over everyone else.


philadelphia.cbslocal.com...

Firefighter Union Official Questions ‘Brownout’ Role In Fatal Olney Fire



“Whether that Engine 61, being browned out, if that company was in service, they would have made a difference? Nobody can answer that, because we don’t have a crystal ball. What we can say is, maybe if they were there, they would have had a shot. Maybe them kids would have had a shot,” Kane said.

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posted on Feb, 27 2011 @ 05:06 AM
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its not the budget cuts fault, its whoever wasnt watching the children or didnt have their house fire proof and was ignorant not to have any alarms



posted on Feb, 27 2011 @ 05:22 AM
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It's said when finances affec lives like this, however, blaming budget cuts isnt the answer.

It starts with the realization that life, safety and health are not a business. Once people realize this, steps can be taken in the right direction.



posted on Feb, 27 2011 @ 06:01 AM
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Its even more sad when the liberal left will find any excuse they can to slam conservatives.......

They did it with the Tea Party and conservatives with the Tuscon shooting

And now they are doing it with this , using tragedy to make political displays........

Seriously, enoughs enough.........



posted on Feb, 27 2011 @ 06:06 AM
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Originally posted by MORBlD
its not the budget cuts fault, its whoever wasnt watching the children or didnt have their house fire proof and was ignorant not to have any alarms

Yeah, blame the victims... how creepy of you!
How do you know the children weren't being watched, and what the heck does " have their house fire proof" even mean?
Smoke alarms don't put out fires, the only good they do, is to alert people, which does those people no good if the fire service can't get there because, oh maybe they've been shut down?

Jerkoff...




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