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"It’s a disgrace to my husband, who gave of himself and went through so much inhumane suffering," she said. "And it’s a disgrace for the people who are going through what we went through. These people are still suffering, and they’re losing their homes because of the medical bills." After years of having to justify a need for assistance, it seems certain emergency, transport and cleanup workers still have a fight on their hands. "We’ve ran into ignorance," said John Feal, founder of 9/11 first responders advocacy group the FealGood Foundation. "We’ve ran into politics as usual. "You hope, going forward, we can run into transparency."
All what you said is true, makes me sick, they can spend billions on war, bailout banks, but will not give these people the help they need and the mainstream media never talks about it.
Originally posted by Asktheanimals
reply to post by CoolStoryMan
The kind of treatment (or lack of) given to first responders who sacrificed so much has been to me at least. a pretty transparent look in to the motivations and attitudes of many politicians that have gladly used 9/11 for their election campaigns and for good publicity. Very few actually gave a damn enough about the sick responders to try to get them the help they have needed and more than deserve. Yet, even cancer victims are being used as political footballs and aid bills are held up in committees so certain politicians can get their riders and provisions tacked on to the aid bill.
Meanwhile, people like James Zadroga have been unable to work, unable to pay their bills and unable to find treatment for the illnesses induced by working at ground zero. Like so many others Zadroga died still waiting for help to arrive.
Our government can write a blank check to keep a war going but a mere pittance of that amount to help 9/11 responders is something to quibble over?
This is the political legacy of 9/11 - the ignored heroes dying while the politicians enrich themselves by knowing what investments will pay off and taking big $ positions to lobby for security and military contractors.
Some of the worst things to be done to Americans over 9/11 have been done by the hands of Americans who have no scruples and are willing to sell off your health, your future and your freedom for a few dollars more.