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Thursday, December 23, 2010

Wisconsin GOP House Delegation Turn Tail On 9/11 Responders

This is old news but back in September, Wisconsin republicans Thomas Petri, James Sensenbrenner and Paul "we can't afford it" Ryan all voted against the James Zadroga 9/11 Health and Compensation Act, the bill to compensate and pay medical benefits to thousands of first responders (egads, public service union members no less) who worked at Ground Zero.
It was called a "Christmas miracle," but a last-minute compromise by Congress will provide a smaller aid package than originally envisioned to help victims of the Sept. 11 attack on the World Trade Center and the responders sickened as they worked in its smoldering ruins.
This time however, not even one of Wisconsin's three GOP congressmen had the courage of their convictions to stick around for the vote.

Interestingly, other Fox News contributors like Michelle Bachmann, Eric Cantor, Steven King and Joe "you lie" Wilson were among the 59 republicans voting against the deficit neutral bill. Only one democrat, Gene Taylor from Mississippi, was crazy enough to go along with the republicans, but he's a lame-duck anyways.

John Heckenlively: Ryan, GOP vote against helping 9/11 first-responders (July 30, 2010)

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1 comment:

Anonymous said...

The GOP makes me sick. 9/11 happened under Bush. They had 8 years to do something, anything. Now, here we are 10 years later, and we're moving too fast. I guess they were just waiting for as many as possible to die first to lessen the numbers. I'm surprised they didn't use the, "they were doing their jobs, they knew what they were getting into, they did what they were supposed to do", garbage to try and stop supporting these people. The GOP is against this for one reason, they don't get anything out of it. Knowledge of doing the right thing and caring for others isn't good enough. They probably consider this socialism.

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