Stewart has probably spent more segments this year on the legislation known as the Zadroga bill than any other topic. The bill would provide $7 billion in benefits for those who first responded on 9/11 and are now experiencing subsequent health problems such as cancer and respiratory disease. While it has passed in the House, Senate Republicans are filibustering it so that it doesn't pass in the Senate.
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I think you are missing a very big point here. What matters most is that the tax-cuts for the wealthy were saved!! Hallelujah! Obviously, that means that those millionaires will now be able to hire those first responders who are no longer able to work for the City of New York, pay them handsomely, and provide excellent health insurance. See? The problem has already been solved. Those first responders don't need money given to them for merely risking their very lives by doing their jobs as much as the wealthy need to keep that extra tax money for themselves--which of course will make its way back into the economy (somehow). As we all know, we can't afford to fund things like Zadroga, but we can afford to give tax breaks to millionaires. We have our priorities. . .
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The people that give most coverage too our soldiers and the 9/11 tragedy are comedians and thats a F;ing disgrace
Those HERO's didn't hesitate to run in to a terrorist attack and SAVE our citizens
Why in the HELL are we hesitating?
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