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Congress to cut 9/11 first responders' benefits

Only days after a national health care act was expanded to provide
coverage to September 11 first responders that have been diagnosed with
cancer in the wake of the terrorist attacks, the future of the federal
plan is now up in the air.
When US President Barack Obama signed his name to the James Zadroga
9/11 Health and Compensation Act in early 2011, he authorized the
government to assist with medical bills incurred by emergency workers
who have developed problems in the years since the World Trade Center
was destroyed in 2001. Under automatic budget cuts expected to start
next year, though, the health care program could be drastically cut
short and stripped of millions of dollars in funding.Under
current plans, the automatic sequestering expected to save the country
$1.2 trillion over the next ten years will do so by significantly
trimming funding from the Zadroga Act. Huffi

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Added: Sep-18-2012 Occurred On: Sep-18-2012
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  • Old news. But is anyone surprised? This is coming from the guy that made large soda cups illegal!! Bahahaha!

    Also, a lot of this article is bullshit. But still, fuck socialist bloomberg!

    How did bloomberg manage a 3rd term by the way? Was there even a vote on it? How the fuck did people let that pass?

    US$ 22 billion (2012)
    Michael Bloomberg, Net worth

    Yes, I'm sure he's looking out for the interests of the people of new york!

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    • @stra i could not vote for someone that rich, just shows me how much that person only cares for himself, i could see someone have a few million but anything more than that is greed and that person in my opinion is the worst scum on the face of the earth. Another reason i won't vote romney.

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    • @picklethepug Do the math....what would happened if we doubled everyone's rate..... we'd still be in the hole nearly a TRILLION DOLLARS A YEAR.... Spending is the problem, not taxing. Regardless of how much a person makes, they shouldn't have to pay millions when the majority of people pay NONE..

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    • @gammyland So if raising taxes doesn't end the problem totally, we shouldn't do it? That might be one of the dumbest things you have ever written.

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    • @cdlcrash Do some more math... Obama wanted to raise taxes on the richest folks, which would've raid 4 Billion dollars a year..... 2012 annual budget deficit is 1.16 Trillion.....so we would reduce that down to 1.156 Trillion.. His tax raise was about adding fuel to the class warfare, not balancing the budget. It would be like your boss offering you a 2 cent/week raise.

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  • yawn, their would be no college if we had no tomahawk missiles. How much money does congress waste everyday by giving each other the reach around.

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  • Thats just not right.

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  • well,, congress doesnt want to cut into their pie,that would be silly

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    • @buoymarker well don't vote for Romeny because he is against hand outs which is what assistance is, but Romeny doesn't care about those 47% which include those first responders.

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  • I don't understand why this is still an issue. Anyone who voted against a bill taking care of these people would look like a gigantic asshole and most politicians spend their lives trying to avoid doing that. Of all the things we waste money on, why is this one thing fought over so much?

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  • http://www.fealgoodfoundation.com/

    Those who truly care give. Those who don't bitch at the government.

    A little history lesson from Davy Crockett: http://www.liveleak.com/view?i=219_1269013191

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  • Yeah but, tomahawk cruise missiles blow shit up. The first point is not valid.

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  • This whole story is bullshit. All of these workers have medical, rehab, and death benefits afforded via workers comp. The real story is that a small minority of 9/11 health/death claims had nothing to do with 9/11 or the cleanup and were denied. This bill covers these horseshit claims and is a complete fuck you to people who pay taxes or had legitimate injuries. This money goes to greedy ambulance-chasing trial lawyers and a bunch of litigious losers.

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    • @MarkusMarone

      "This money goes to greedy ambulance-chasing trial lawyers and a bunch of litigious losers"

      Oh nice way to say Jew on this holiest of days for them.

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  • Oh, but the Tomahawk saves the lives of American soldiers -- no where near as well as PEACE does.

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  • Wait, shouldn't they not get their healthcare free either? I thought the GOP wants people to pay their own fucking way?

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  • The air is safe to breathe, no respirators!

    Gee, that worked out well.

    Google "Christie Whitman says air is safe days after 911" for video.

    They decided that 'not scaring the people' by declaring the air was safe to breathe, and to forbid people from wearing respirators was a better idea than preventing cancer in thousands of heros working 'the pile'.

    For those that don't remember...
    It is what it is.
    Manslaughter Anyone?

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  • Congress sucks cock
    Pelosi sucks cock
    How about they cut back on congressional trips and such

    First responders should receive first class treatment
    Same with Vets, and I mean all vets past and present

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  • It's sick that our government is responsible for 9/11 and most people don't believe it even though all the evidence of an inside job is there and can be proven. Thousands of experts believe the towers collapse is a result of a controlled demolition.

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  • Let's make sure we all talk again and again about the republicans in Congress.........and ignore how the Dem's in the Senate don't even attempt passing a budget anymore.

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  • Wait til 8 more years when the usa REALLY starts going fucking broke!

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  • Just curious: how many 'first responders' were there? How broad is the definition of first responder? Why didn't Mr. Obama tell Osama to get out his fucking checkbook before they popped him?

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  • half truths and spin.

    you suck jebacka brigade you really do lick bawls

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  • Half of the amerikans watch Fox, the other half voted for Obama...all amerikans deserve ObamaCare lol.

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    • @ObamaCare_4_All LOL

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    • @ObamaCare_4_All fox, lol all the news channels in my local area are in between channels 30 and 39. Then their is fox which is channel 81, their are no other working channels around it,all my other channels stop at 73. Point being is Fox news is the worst news in the world, HLN is where its at with all the fine ladies on that channel.

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  • lol

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    • @lucidx1 No

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