I was going to save this for later, but in light of the site #clankingofswords, I’m dedicating this to you and everyone of your buddies.
One terrorist scumbag down, an army to go.
Derek Jeter’s last game at the Yankee Stadium
We want to thank the good lord for making Derek Jeter a Yankee (Fans sign)
Let us not forget the horrific tragedy that befell our country that day and the innocent lives that were lost. Let us not embolden our enemy by allowing us to live in despair. Let us prove that we are still the beacon of hope and liberty in the world that they envy and seek to destroy. Let us not forget those that have sacrificed their lives to ensure those freedoms. We are Americans. We will not tremble. We only overcome.
But let us remember the senate republicans refusing to pass a bill to help the first responders in terms of healthcare, at least until the whole nation was pissed
Seriously? Are liberals so miserable that they can’t even unite together for ten seconds on a common interest without making some jackass political statement.
Fine. Since you want to go there, I’ll tell you what you are either choosing not to be honest about or are just completely clueless about. Republicans opposed this initial bill because:
• In typical liberal fashion, it created a new entitlement program on top of numerous existing programs for 9/11 first responders.
• It reopened and extended the temporary 9/11 Victim Compensation Fund, which proves no government program is actually temporary.
• It had a ludicrous price tag of $10.4 billion dollars originally.
• It had a new tax increase by adding an excise tax to foreign manufacturers, renewing a travel VISA tax program, and extended the fees of any H1-B and L-1 VISAs.
In short, like most bills that Democrats rush to pass, it was loaded with a bunch of unneeded bureaucracy and costs. For that amount of money alone, on top of the billions we already spent on the Victims Compensation Fund, we could have still sent every seriously sick first responder a million dollars each and called it a day….but no.
The Democrats actually used the first responders to further their plans to grow the size of government like they do all the time. Then the liberal media (even Fox News in this case) hooks the useful idiots like yourself with emotional arguments so you’ll holler in outrage at those mean Republicans that actually took the time to read the damn bill before passing it. It’s not like that’s never happened before…