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Republican Senators: You Are Killing 9/11 First Responders

December 17, 2010 Leave a comment

Today is my office Christmas Party, so I will be drunk for the majority of the day. Therefore, no science stories to share with you until tomorrow :(

However, I did want you all to see this. Recently I wrote a griping post about a Republican filibuster blocking all legislation until the Bush tax cuts were extended.

Bills that the Republicans felt were less important that the wealthiest people in America getting a 3% tax increase included repealing the military’s ‘Don’t Ask Don’t Tell‘ policy; as well as a bill providing health coverage for 9/11 first responders who have since developed health problems from breathing in the dust of the collapsed World Trade Centre.

It makes me throw up in my mouth a little bit.

Last night, Jon Stewart interviewed 4 9/11 responders from the NYPD and the FDNY who have all developing health issues from their time working at the WTC.

Please watch and share. Stewart pointed out earlier in his show that none of the major news networks have even mentioned this bill in the past 2 months.

America makes itself out to a be a nation that honours its heroes. I hope any Americans reading this are as disgusted as I am.