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Republicans Still Blocking 9/11 Health Responders Bill

Republicans in the Senate are still blocking the bill that would provide funds for the health needs of 9/11 responders.

(Above–Smoke as observed from space in the aftermath of the 9/11 attack.)

Republicans have said they are concerned that the bill would add to the deficit, yet adding to the deficit did not seem to be a concern for Republicans when it came to protecting tax cuts for the most wealthy Americans.

The 9/11 bill will cost $7.4 billion.

The recent tax cut for the wealthy bill that just passed will add $858 billion to the deficit over 10 years.

Republicans care that the wealthy become more powerful and wealthy.

How is it that tax cuts for the rich are okay with many Republicans, but assistance for those who risked their health to help after the destruction of the World Trade Center is not okay?

Mike Huckabee, a former Republican Presidential candidate,  says the 9/11 bill should be passed.

Here is some of what Mr. Huckabee said—

“There are people who need medical care right now, and frankly, the clock is running out on them. Their lives are fading away, even as we sit here talking about it,”

Former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani also supports the legislation.

Republican Senator Tom Coburn of Oklahoma has renewed his commitment to not allowing the bill to proceed. Senator Coburn is a doctor.

Senator Coburn says he does not like the process that has been used to bring the bill to the floor of the Senate.


How do average working people tolerate these things?

How can any loyal American support Republican actions in this matter?

By |2010-12-21T12:26:41-04:00December 21st, 2010|Al Qaeda, Congress, Terrorism, War on Terror|Comments Off on Republicans Still Blocking 9/11 Health Responders Bill

Countdown – Rudy goes down in flames

I don’t know whether to laugh or cry about Rudy Giuliani. I thought that it was a joke that he would run. His record in New York as New York’s mayor was mixed at best. The fact that somebody shelled out tons of money because they thought that Rudy was the one is sad. The fact that the answer to any question was 9/11, now, that was funny.

Keith Olbermann and Dana Milbank discuss the flameout.

By |2008-01-31T22:48:51-04:00January 31st, 2008|Countdown, Election 2008|Comments Off on Countdown – Rudy goes down in flames

More on Rudy troubles

It would be different if the crazed left-wing bloggers were making up stuff on Rudy Giuliani but there is no need. Rudy has his own dirt and no matter how tightly he tries to shut the door on this closet of secrets scandals just keep falling out. On Wednesday, a right leaning web site, stated that Giuliani had some odd billing practices for his security detail when he was mayor of New York. One would figure that the Police Department would have been in charge of all of his security and therefore would be billed. Nope. He billed…someone billed obscure NY agencies which in turn billed the Police Department. Why? Who knows? Rudy clearly hasn’t answered the question.

This best news is that Bernard (I’m indicted) Kerik has come to Rudy’s rescue. You can’t make this stuff up!

TCR believes that Rudy has had probably the worst week ever. He’s probably right.


From NYT:

Rudolph W. Giuliani last night called a Web site’s account of his spending a “political hit job” as his campaign struggled to explain why hundreds of thousands of dollars in travel expenses for his mayoral security detail were billed to obscure city offices instead of the Police Department.

Earlier yesterday, a senior aide to Mr. Giuliani defended the handling of the expenses, which were incurred from 1999 to 2001, calling them completely proper. The aide contended that the billing followed longstanding procedures in which legitimate travel expenses for the police detectives were spread among the budgets of various mayoral offices.

Each agency, said the aide, Joseph J. Lhota, a former deputy mayor whom Mr. Giuliani has asked to look into the matter, was later reimbursed by the Police Department. The practice, he said, was put in place to ensure timely payment. (more…)

By |2007-12-02T02:06:06-04:00December 2nd, 2007|Election 2008|Comments Off on More on Rudy troubles
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