9/11 Health Bill shot down in the Senate, Republicans to blame

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    Isn't it great that Republicans think there's plenty of money to go around when it comes time to lowering the estate tax for multi-billionaires, but there's just no money to help the 9/11 responders.

    Way to go Republicans!

    First you shamelessly harp on 9/11 to score political points, and then you abandon the heroes that suffer still for their efforts.

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    thanks for posting. i dont think i heard this on a single media outlet.
     
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    This should have been passed years ago. But the dems have been holding it up just as much as the repubs. The repubs have already said nothing gets done until tax cuts are extended. If the dems really cared about these people they would pass the tax extentions. Personlly I hope they hold out. Then when the new congress is in the repubs can push legislation through the house that won't include all the spending that Obama wants.
     
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    Any link to the specifics on the bill, it's funding, and what 'extras' have been put into it?
     
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    I read the article and the republicans didn't go against it because it was for health care for ground zero workers.

    They went against it for a few reasons.

    1) It did not have enough fraud protections
    2) It taxed foreign companies only to pay for it (which I actually like)
    3) Even with the tax it was not funded without adding to the national debt
    4) The reps say they wont vote for anything until the bush tax cuts are made permanent or at least extended.

    We have a responsibility to those rescue workers from 9/11 and we have a responsibility to our decendants to pay for everything we do from here on out without adding to the debt.

    Thats a tough tightrope to walk. Using this issue as a political whip against republicans or democrats will surely expose people's partisan prefernaces.
     
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    So, as I said, the Republicans refuse to pass this bill until they get tax cuts for the rich, correct?
     
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    I didn't say they went because it was for ground zero workers. I said they think they have enough money to pay for cuts in the estate tax, but not for this.

    And I implied that they are holding it hostage until they get tax cuts for the wealthy, as per your point 4.
     
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    Yeah, see the link I posted in post #2.

    I even used the WSJ as my link to avoid any left-wing media spin.
     

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