Friday, December 17, 2010

The Disgrace of Not Helping First Responders

In all the game playing, or whatever you call it, to halt things passing that need to be passed - in order for the super rich to get super tax cuts - the most disgusting has to be denying a vote on the bill for 911 first responders. Isn't this really just a moral issue? An issue to thank - and take care of - those who took care of everyone else after a terrible terrorist act?

It is remarkable to me that every time you turn around the Republicans are talking about patriotism, 911, and fallen heroes. Yet, they deny helping out people who are literally dying (and the 900 rescue workers who have already died). As one of the responders says in this video: It just shows how disconnected they are.

These people risked their lives to help. They came from all over the country. The Daily Show is a comedy news show, yet it often seems to hit things harder than the "real" news channels do. Way to go to The Daily Show and Jon Stewart. And to the courageous rescue workers: Just know that there are a lot of Americans out there who appreciate what you did and are extremely angered by this. You deserve the best of health care, the highest respect, and to be treated like the heroes that you are. I'm so sorry this has happened to you. It's a sickening, terrible injustice that goes beyond words - and it is about time it was fixed.

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