Republican Senator Tom Coburn Spits On 9/11 Hereos

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:
Tom Coburn To Block 9/11 Responders Bill

Nick Wing

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.

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3 Responses to “Republican Senator Tom Coburn Spits On 9/11 Hereos”

  1. Andrea B Says:

    Anyone opposing 100% health care not only for these fire fighters but all fire fighters, is vermin of the lowest order.

    Fire fighters are a necessary part of all societies, regardless of colour, creed, religeon, nationality or culture.

    Firefighters put there lives on the line for everyone and anyone, rich and poor, black and white, regardless.

    They should be celebrated and looked after in our societies for providing such a selfless service to all in society, with no regard for there own lives.

    Anyone attacking the fire fighters should be isolated and removed from any position in which they can harm them.

    The best way to deal with Tom Coburn and his allies would be this.

    Destroy his passport.

    Remove his government registered identification numbers for tax (IRS), health, etc and leave him nationless and not recognised by any government as even human.

    Then Tom Coburn would stop and think.

  2. tinagrrl Says:

    I think EVERYONE should have government provided health care. Even if not used by the well-to-do it’s still much better than NOTHING.

    Every so often, when I see the insane “austerity” programs being instituted around the globe, along with the attacks by our dear sweet republican’s on anything and everything that helps the poor and the middle class, I wonder — is this a not so subtle way of eliminating a whole bunch of people? Are these the first blows by our rulers to eliminate some of the non-productive old folks? Let them die early. Let them stop being a drain on resources.

    I realize this is conspiracy theory — and yet …………… could this be an unconscious part of the “reasoning process” (if that’s what you call it) some of these rich conservatives use?

    After all, aren’t we all here to produce FOR THEM, to SERVE THEM?

  3. Andrea B Says:

    The religeous fool us.

    The aristocracy or bankers rule us.

    The politicians mislead us.

    The rich eat for us.

    We do everything for them.

    Same everywhere and in every politic.

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