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Bill defeated on helping 9/11 responders

So nine years on and Republicans are still voting NO on Rep. Maloney's bill to fund healthcare to the first responders to the scenes of the September 11, 2001 mass terrorist murders, the James Zadroga 9/11 Health and Compensation Act

"House Republicans late Thursday were able to corral enough votes to defeat a bill that would have provided up to $7.4 billion in aid to those sickened by toxins resulting from the 9/11 attack"

As we approach midterm election, very good to know.



Asked by mommom2000 at 11:40 AM on Aug. 5, 2010 in Politics & Current Events

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  • This is shameful. Nothing like giving the collective finger to real heroes--not the yahoos in Congress who think the sun and moon sets on them. I would like to know what most of them were doing on 9/11--hiding in the basement? Brave!

    Answer by Youngwifey2 at 12:13 PM on Aug. 5, 2010

  • My understanding is that this bill contains a lot of additional programs/funding/etc. It's not just to help the 9/11 responders, if it were, it would have been passed. Both the Dems and Republicans are guilty of doing this - taking a politically sensitive issue, telling the public that that the evil other side isn't supportive ... meanwhile, they have their own agendas and wastefulness added in the back door. It's sick. If the Dems really wanted this bill passed they would take out everything except for making sure the needs of the 9/11 responders were met.

    Answer by Scuba at 12:17 PM on Aug. 5, 2010

  • Did you notice that when you ladies brought forth the really bad parts of the bill, the PBO supporters scurried on to other questions where they could start insulting people again? They always yield the field as soon as they are giving the facts.



    Answer by jesse123456 at 1:22 PM on Aug. 5, 2010

  • That is just sad.... pathetic... and lame.

    Answer by Memigen at 11:41 AM on Aug. 5, 2010

  • My thought is that I would like to know what else was in the bill. The devil is in the details.

    Answer by QuinnMae at 11:42 AM on Aug. 5, 2010

  • I agree Quinn.

    Answer by sopranomommy at 11:46 AM on Aug. 5, 2010

  • Exactly, quinnmae! They call the republicans the "party of no"; however, the dems are the "party of - sure, anything you want" without restraint and then blame the repubs when everything goes wrong. The attempt to silence voices of the conservatives in this country is so blatant. To write a bill that will not consider the concerns of the other side of the isle and the citizens they represent is despicable. But, we are the bad guys. Who will they blame when every paycheck is the governments and you are given a stipend?


    Answer by jesse123456 at 11:57 AM on Aug. 5, 2010

  • i do wonder what could have been in the bill that it was rejected.

    Answer by EveMomToThree at 12:06 PM on Aug. 5, 2010

  • They did that so they could NOT get the bill passed, so they can use it for campaigning. They wanted it to fail.

    Answer by Carpy at 12:20 PM on Aug. 5, 2010

  • It was slush fund open to abuse and would have been funded by a tax that punishes foreign companies that hire american workers

    Carpy is correct!

    False assumptions are made when you only read the headlines!!! LOL

    Answer by LoriKeet at 12:21 PM on Aug. 5, 2010