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Sunday, August 01, 2010

remember this at election time

if this is the way they treat our country's heroes, how do  you think they're going to treat YOU?

remember this, heroes don't choose who to save based on political parties

remember this at election time

New York Dem on rampage after GOP blocks help for 9/11 heroes

By Stephen C. Webster

After days of political trickery by both Republicans and Democrats, Congressman Anthony Weiner (D-NY) got mad as hell and just couldn't take it anymore.
And so began the shouting.
On Thursday night, the House voted down the James Zadroga 9/11 Health and Compensation Act of 2010, which would have provided over $7 billion in health benefits to 9/11 first responders, among other actions.
Democrats overwhelmingly supported the act, but Republicans did not. In a vote on the 29th, it failed to attain a two-thirds majority by a mere 35 votes, clocking in with 255 in favor and 159 opposed. Just 12 Republicans voted for the act.
In the days prior, House GOP leadership tried to attach an amendment that would block illegal immigrants from receiving any of the aid, hoping to create a Catch-22 for Democrats who'd be forced to anger their Hispanic constituencies by voting in favor............

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