"WASHINGTON — Republican senators blocked Democratic legislation on Thursday that sought to provide medical care to rescue workers and others who became ill as a result of breathing in toxic fumes, dust and smoke at the site of the World Trade Center attack in 2001.
"Republicans have been raising concerns about how to pay for the $7.4 billion measure, while Democrats, led by Senator Kirsten E. Gillibrand of New York, have argued that there was a moral obligation to assist those who put their lives at risk during rescue and cleanup operations at ground zero."
Let me see if I have this right. The Republicans DON'T WANT TO PAY FOR THE TAX CUTS FOR MILLIONAIRES AND BILLIONAIRES BUT INSIST WE PAY FOR BILL THAT TAKES CARE OF THE BRAVE NY FIREFIGHTERS WHO BECAME ILL AT THE WTC DURING 9/11?
Go watch the GREAT job Jon Stewart did dedicating an entire Daily Show to the First Responders and the Republicans who are blocking this bill. It is heart breaking to watch these four heroes below discuss the health problems they have because of 9/11.
|The Daily Show With Jon Stewart||Mon - Thurs 11p / 10c|
|9/11 First Responders React to the Senate Filibuster|
I am sorry, there is politics and then there is just morally wrong BS political, posturing decisions and this is one of them....