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Old 09-11-2012, 12:33 PM
 
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Forget political rhetoric, keep the TRUTH in mind:


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The James Zadroga 9/11 Health and Compensation Act, the law that created the World Trade Center Health Program to provide compensation for illnesses for the first responders and residents of the surrounding neighborhoods, has been expanded to include coverage for a variety of cancers. The law was passed in 2010, named for police detective James Zadroga, who died at age 34 after working at Ground Zero. You might remember that Republicans opposed the bill in committee and then blocked passage of the bill under suspension before it was finally passed in the House under a regular rule and sent to the Senate.


You also might remember that Paul Ryan was among those Republicans voting against providing coverage to the 9/11 heroes. He voted against it in July 2010. He voted against it in September 2010. He didn't vote against final passage in December 2010 because he's already skipped town for the holiday break. But when Congress reconvened in January, he gave a floor statement saying that he would have voted against it, again.
Ryan explained in a floor statement that he would have opposed the final passage vote, too, calling the bill “deeply flawed.” He also complained that it “would create a new health care entitlement, the World Trade Center Health Program, while also extending eligibility for compensation under the September 11th Victim Compensation Fund of 2001.”
If Paul Ryan speaks today in remembrance of the heroes and the victims of 9/11, remember that Ryan doesn't think that those heroes and the people living through the prolonged horror of what happened at Ground Zero deserve anything from their government. Apparently, in Ryan's mind, they're just moochers, looking for an entitlement.

Daily Kos: When Paul Ryan voted against the 9/11*heroes
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Old 09-11-2012, 12:35 PM
 
Location: Home, Home on the Front Range
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Forget political rhetoric, keep the TRUTH in mind:
Thank you for this reminder.

As a bit of contrast, this from the current administration:

"The federal government on Monday added 14 categories of cancer to the list of illnesses linked to the 9/11 terror attacks, which brings added coverage to rescue workers and people living near ground zero on Sept. 11, 2001.
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The decision "marks an important step in the effort to provide needed treatment and care to 9/11 responders and survivors," said Dr. John Howard, administrator of the World Trade Center Health Program established by the Zadroga law. "

US adds cancer to list of illnesses linked to 9/11 terror attacks - U.S. News
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Old 09-11-2012, 12:36 PM
 
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Forget political rhetoric, keep the TRUTH in mind:

You won't find much "truth" at Daily KOS however.
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Old 09-11-2012, 12:47 PM
 
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Paul Ryan voted against the heros from 911, will he dare speak of them today??
Sure he will, and he'll wave the flag and shed a few tears and do all of the right things for the cameras and the photo ops, and then he'll go on his merry way and continue to vote against anything that doesn't benefit the privileged class. Republicans have been doing it for years. Ryan is just the latest in a long line.
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Old 09-11-2012, 12:48 PM
 
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I knew it - no news outlet could wait to engage in political attacks on presidential candidates with regards to 9/11. It's distasteful.
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Old 09-11-2012, 12:50 PM
 
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I actually agree with Ryan.

Why should there be TWO types of relief for the first responders?

There's this one that passed AND another one that already existed.

I support them 100%, but there doesn't seem to be any need for TWO relief programs that they are eligible to collect from BOTH.
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Old 09-11-2012, 12:52 PM
 
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I knew it - no news outlet could wait to engage in political attacks on presidential candidates with regards to 9/11. It's distasteful.

Of COURSE......it's Democrats and the Daily KOS.
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Old 09-12-2012, 07:23 AM
 
Location: West Michigan
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You won't find much "truth" at Daily KOS however.
No matter what you think of the Daily KOS it doesn't change the records of what Ryan voted for or against. That information if available for anyone to look up. The truth is Ryan voted against giving benefits to the heroes of 911. And with his devotion to the Ayn Rand philosophy of selfishness you'd never, ever see him put himself in a position where he'd be a hero to anyone the way those guys/gals from 911 were.

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I actually agree with Ryan.

Why should there be TWO types of relief for the first responders?

There's this one that passed AND another one that already existed.

I support them 100%, but there doesn't seem to be any need for TWO relief programs that they are eligible to collect from BOTH.
It' not double dipping as you're suggesting. They needed coverage for types of health problems that were not already covered and that were 19% higher in 911 responders than those responders who were not part of 911.
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Old 09-12-2012, 07:30 AM
 
Location: Texas
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Mitt Romney didn't mention Ryan's efforts to cut federal disaster relief money when he visited Lafitte, LA the other day either.

They don't want to talk about Ryan's extremist positions.
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Old 09-12-2012, 02:00 PM
 
Location: Old Town Alexandria
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[quote=Wayland Woman;26056059]No matter what you think of the Daily KOS it doesn't change the records of what Ryan voted for or against. That information if available for anyone to look up. The truth is Ryan voted against giving benefits to the heroes of 911. And with his devotion to the Ayn Rand philosophy of selfishness you'd never, ever see him put himself in a position where he'd be a hero to anyone the way those guys/gals from 911 were.



Well according to Ryan no one in America needs medical care. We should all just have to pay in cash.

Except the billionaires, who get free, premium Mayo Clinic care on the taxpayer dime.
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