When the terrorists flew the planes they had hijacked on September 11, 2001 in to the World Trade Center causing their collapse, heroes of the New York Fire Dept, EMTs and Police went into that building.
Many died along with the occupants of that building.
Many more sifted through the wreckage of the WTC looking for any survivors and later recovering what remains there were to recover.
They did this at great risk to their health and well-being due to lack of proper equipment to filter the air they were breathing.
George W. Bush and the Republicans used those people, who died and those heroes who put their lives on the line in an attempt to rescue people trapped in the WTC, to justify the invasion of Iraq, Extraordinary Rendition, torture, The PATRIOT ACT, any many more affronts to this nation.
Now this craven tool of the corporations is showing his true colors.
Republican Tom Coburn spits on the 9/11 patriots by working to deny them Government Funded Care.
A Big Fuck You to Tom Coburn. These people are heroes not phonies like you.
From Huffington Post: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2010/12/21/tom-coburn-911-responders-bill_n_799699.html
Tom Coburn To Block 9/11 Responders Bill
First Posted: 12-21-10
WASHINGTON – Sen. Tom Coburn (R-Okla.), a licensed physician long known as the Senate’s “Dr. No,” plans to block legislation that would provide additional aid to cover the health care costs of 9/11 first responders, one of the senator’s aides told The Wall Street Journal Tuesday morning.
John Hart, a spokesman for Coburn, told The Huffington Post that Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) has not asked for unanimous consent to move forward with the bill. “[Y]ou can’t hold a bill that hasn’t been brought up. Reid hasn’t even tried to hotline the bill. This is the same game he’s been playing for years going back to the ‘Coburn Omnibus’ and before,” said Hart.
Hart said the responsibility currently lies with Democrats. “Why did Senator Reid fail to bring this bill to the floor this entire Congress? Supporters say the bill has been around for years yet the Majority Leader has prioritized hundreds of other initiatives ahead of this one. For instance, the Senate invested more energy into passing an omnibus bill with 6,700 earmarks than this bill. We’re not responsible for the Majority Leader’s failure to manage the Senate schedule,” said Hart.
A Reid aide noted that the majority leader hasn’t asked for unanimous consent because he doesn’t have an agreement yet with Republicans that would allow it.
Senate Republicans have opposed the measure, also called the Zadroga bill, first over concerns that it would take precedence over a plan to extend the Bush tax cuts — a deal that has since been reached — and now due to issues with the cost-control measures and the $7.4 billion cost of the legislation. That money would go toward covering the medical bills of 9/11 emergency workers who have suffered from health complications following the inhalation of toxic chemicals at Ground Zero.