Washington (CNN) - A group of 9/11 first responders joined lawmakers in Washington on Tuesday to urge the Senate passage of a health care bill meant to provide free medical treatment to those suffering from the health effects of working in ground-zero conditions following the 2001 attacks.
"Fourteen of our guys died that day and we continue to see our friends die on a day-to-day basis," said Glen Klein, a New York police officer who said he is sick with lung disease. "We're asking for the right to live."
Time to stop the nonsense and protect those that protect us. PASS THIS BILL!
But but but...what does the GOP get by helping a bunch of unionized professionals survive illnesses caused by their self-sacrificing service to their fellow citizens? Better to let them die off so they can't pay union dues and donate to Dem campaigns, right?
Why is this so difficult to pass??? When a disaster first strike – the whole world responds and make promises........... eventually, it's all forgotten and the world FORGETS!!!! In this case, it's NOT the world, it's our own and It's a SHAME!!
ok America..this is your soon to be Republican lead House of Congress at work. For those of you that put this bunch in office I hope they do what you voted for them to do. As for as I'm concerned I think I might be having a "don't blame me I wasn't fooled by fear and mis-information" bumper sticker on my car.
Come on you heartless republicans, it is Christmas. Just do one thing that does not appease the billionaires you represent.
Sen. Tom Coburn of Ok. says he wants to wait until 2011. Just vote Yes and do it because it is right Sen. Coburn.
Please, try and remember 9/11 . It is a Day that showed the world that no one can take the USA down.
Please vote Yes.
Sen. Tom Coburn of Okla wants to wait until 2011. Not right. Vote yes because it is the right thing to do.
Hey was that not there Job?