Here's all you need to know about the "Party of No" -- and exactly where their Patriotic Allegiances lie ...
GOP senators block 9/11 health bill
msnbc.com -- Dec 9, 2010
The Republicans voted against moving the James Zadroga 9/11 Health and Compensation Act to formal debate until the Bush tax breaks are extended for millionaires and billionaires.
Supporters were three votes short of the 60 needed to proceed to debate and a final vote on the bill that would have provided as much as $7.4 billion in health care and compensation to 9/11 responders and survivors. It would also have reopened a compensation fund for 9/11 victims.
I should have said ...
ALL you need to know about their LACK of Patriotic Allegiances ...
Talk about "hostage taking" -- after holding the Unemployed "hostage" in order to get their Tax Cuts for the Rich -- the GOP now has the nerve to hold actual victims of Terrorism "hostage" too ...
Hoping apparently that the American People will NOT notice, their unmitigated crassness, once again ... (and the Media will NOT Report it, either.)
9/11 responders bill defeated by Senate GOP filibuster
By the CNN Wire Staff -- Dec 9, 2010
Republicans complained that the $7.4 billion price tag was too high, while Democrats said the government had an obligation to help the first responders to the deadliest terrorism attack in U.S. history.
The James Zadroga 9/11 Health Bill -- named after a deceased New York Police Department detective who had worked in the toxic plume at ground zero -- seeks to provide free medical coverage for responders and survivors who were exposed to toxins after the attacks.
The GOP loves to rant and rave about Security and Defense and Patriotism --
But when it comes to ACTUALLY "paying the piper" -- they somehow always manage to end up MIA!
"The idea that tax cuts for millionaires would derail this legislation is simply outrageous and offensive," Gillibrand [Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand, D-NY] said in a statement.
"The men and women who rushed to the burning towers and worked for hundreds of hours on the pile did not delay and the Senate should not have delayed either, certainly not to give tax breaks for millionaires. [...]"
Paying Taxes IS a Patriotic Duty of ANY Citizen that supports their Country --
Somehow the GOP thinks that Paying Taxes is the root of all evil --
What Planet are they Living on ???
Planet Hypocrisy ???
Planet Wealthy ???
Planet Despicable ???
So much for "Fighting them over there ..."
Looks like we had better start fighting our own GOP Hostage Takers "over here"
-- IF Not NOW -- WHEN !?
PS. Didn't the EPA Administrator Christine Todd Whitman -- assure the Rescue Workers the air was safe at the time -- or at least imply it?
Given that -- It seems that We the People owe them -- them the 9/11 Workers. Isn't that the real meaning of Patriotism ... being true to our word?
... and NOT trying to skate on our Obligations -- as the "Party of NO" ... is so exceedingly skilled at.
Skilled at saying Hell NO! ... Unless it's about getting more "Welfare for the Wealthy" -- THEN the Greedy Old Party shouts with glee: Hell YES!