The Senate has failed at many things during the lameduck session but few of their failures could be more shameful than its rejection of health care and compensation benefits to the tens of thousands of Americans who risked their lives to help others at ground zero on 9/11 The House passed a version of the 9/11 health bill back in September. Republican Senators blocked the Senate version saying they would not approve anything until the Bush Tax Cuts were extended for everyone and they expressed concern over the cost: $7.4 Billion. The cost of extending the tax cuts to the wealthy: $70 Billion every year. Fiscal conservatives? Fuck no. Callous conservatives and fucking hypocrites.