GOP Coburn Plans to Hold Up 9/11 Responders Bill

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    Oklahoma Sen. Coburn Plans To Hold Up 9/11 Responders Bill : The Two-Way : NPR

    by MARK MEMMOTT

    There's word now that "Oklahoma Republican Sen. Tom Coburn will not allow a proposal that would cover health-care costs for ground zero workers to go through the Senate before Christmas" (via The Wall Street Journal's Washington Wire blog).

    Sen. Tom Coburn, R-OK.
    Politico says ilt's been told by Coburn that "he wouldn't allow the bill to move quickly, saying he has problems with parts of the bill and the process Democrats are employing."
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    Is that unreasonable?
     
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    It is nothing new for heartless retards, and NO, it isn't reasonable. Why don't we hold up your paycheck until April until we can make spending cuts that have nothing to do with your wages. Don't play dumbass on us with reasonable.

    This is the same thing Reagan did with the hostages.:eusa_eh:
     
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    Is $6.2B in a $3.5T budget impossible?
     
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    Why is wanting to debate and discuss provisions in the bill heartless? Even if the Bill is passed tonight it doesnt go into effect until July. What is the harm of discussion the provisions?

    You guys still havent even provided a reason why we need the bill considering the first responders have always been insured through their jobs.
     
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    Omg, they are STILL pushing this meme.

    Musta got a memo from Mediamatters and the DNC.

    How many damn threads does this make on this now?
     
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    Because weak-minded people form their opinions based on their emotions rather than looking at the whole picture.

    I'm guessing their health plans probably didn't cover everything, so yeah, the feds should pick up the remaining tab, but I do question the $7 billion price tag. That seems like an awful lot of money being asked for.
     
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    Much of that price tag is actually:

    Building infrastructure (Not sure why we need infrastructure. If we are insuring people, the hospital system works fine for me. The most we would need is a few people to screen to make sure no one is committing fraud).
    Researching "9/11 related illnesses" which if you look at the wording of the bill is just about every single disease known to man.

    When I read it it seemed more that they were trying to use 9/11 to send pork to their special interests while pretending to help the actual victims.

    BTW what ever happened to all the private charity that was gathered for this very reason?
     
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    I have one question, how much money have these fucking people already been given? Weren't billions set aside for these people? How long, and how much money are we to be held hostage for because they helped clean up ground zero? Additionally, how can one prove any cancer that these people might have developed didn't come from other sources? So anyone who worked the cleanup and gets cancer will now be eligigle for millions more at the taxpayer expense? Maybe I should go up there to ground zero and sweep up a little so I can get mine.
     
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    Is there nothing Democrats are willing to cut to pay for another expenditure?
     

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