Thursday, December 16, 2010

US Republicans: 911 First Responders Can Stay Hurting

What happened on 9/11 in NYC was bad. We *ALL* know that. And what the first responders did was *AWESOME*. We all know that, too. Well, so I thought...

The US Government is trying to do the right thing - they are trying to allow the 9/11 First Responders to have access to health care.  It seems that the Republican Party think that allowing those people who put their lives on the line to save as many people from the WTC towers disaster to have access to health care (as in reimbursed costs if they are suffering a condition that was caused by their work during the attack) i ssomething that they don't want to support - and to prove this, EVERY SINGLE REPUBLICAN CONGRESS MEMBER voted against allowing these people access to health care.

That's downright disgusting.

And what's probably equally as bad is that Fox News is reporting this failure to pass legislation without mentioning that every Rep Congress member voted against it - how could the totally biased, right-wing, Fox network say anything bad about their beloved Republican Party, even if it *is* a fact?  :(


The Outspoken Wookie


Anonymous said...

Ah, from an American -- it is a little more complicated than that... they HAVE access to health care, and most are covered by insurance. The federal government has already spend $6 billion, and New York City has another $.6 billon set aside. That is "b" for billion; $6,600,000,000. This was for another $7.4 billion.

Don't forget that there were Democrats who voted against the measure, or it would have passed.

Read beyond the liberal controlled media.

Hilton Travis said...

Aside from some weird law that required one of the Democrats to vote against the bill, EVERY SINGLE OTHER DEMOCRAT voted for the bill, yet EVERY SINGLE REPUBLICAN voted against it.

Please check your facts before making claims like that!

So, also what you're saying is that it is totally a money thing? It is too costly to help those first responders? Oh, I get it. Money first, those people who helped out in a horrible time second. Something like Katrina? Was that NY or LA, I'm sure the effort would have been deployed/funded a lot earlier, too!