Tag: blank check

9/11 first responders will be covered for cancer

Congress passed a law to help the first responders who spent days, weeks and months going through the rubble and helping the wounded and sick after the 9/11 attack. Unfortunately, the law didn’t go far enough. In my opinion, Congress should’ve written a blank check to these brave men and women who showed nothing but compassion for their fellow man. From HuffPo: On the 11th anniversary of the September 11th attacks, the federal government is expected to recognize a link between exposure to toxic dusts caused by the World Trade Center debris, and incidences of cancer in rescue workers and area residents.

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Countdown – Dems rollover for White House

Twice in one week, the Democratic party has rolled over and played like they were Republicans for President Bush. First, there was the passage of another spending bill for the Wars in Iraq and Afghanistan. There was no limitations or qualifications on the spending as Nancy Pelosi promised. No withdrawal dates – nothing. It was in fact a blank check. Now, as a President with an approval rating just above that of Oil Company executives, the House passes a bill which gives Telecoms complete immunity. It is enough to make you want to spit (not on the keyboard, I need this

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Errington C. Thompson, MD

Dr. Thompson is a surgeon, scholar, full-time sports fan and part-time political activist. He is active in a number of community projects and initiatives. Through medicine, he strives to improve the physical health of all he treats.


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