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Tue Sep 11, 2012, 11:39 AM

When Paul Ryan voted against the 9/11 heroes

When Paul Ryan voted against the 9/11 heroes

by Joan McCarter

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.

http://www.dailykos.com/story/2012/09/11/1130392/-When-Paul-Ryan-voted-against-the-9-11-nbsp-heroes



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Response to ProSense (Original post)

Tue Sep 11, 2012, 11:52 AM

1. Only republicans are allowed to suck at the government teat

Shit and Shiter ......... the republican ticket

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Response to ProSense (Original post)

Tue Sep 11, 2012, 11:53 AM

2. Just. Wow.

So I can call him "deeply flawed", as well.

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Response to ProSense (Original post)

Tue Sep 11, 2012, 11:55 AM

3. In the words of Paulbots, Randroids, Neocons, and other generally loathsome oligarch suck-ups...

sarcasm on/

It's not the government's role to take responsibility for you. You should have taken personal responsibility for your health and weighed the risks before you went to Ground Zero. Now you want Statists to steal wealth from others to pay for the consequences of your unselfish act. I can't condone contributing anything meaningful to society and much prefer my individual and inviolate freedoms. that's the price of "Liberty (TM)!"

Sarcasm off/

Welcome to the new Individual Persons of North America (United States sounds too collectivist). These people make me want to puke.

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Response to fusilier0770 (Reply #3)

Tue Sep 11, 2012, 12:04 PM

5. They file it under

'No good deed goes unpunished'.

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Response to ProSense (Original post)

Tue Sep 11, 2012, 11:57 AM

4. In a truly evil political world ...

This article would have been copied 1,000,000 fold and placed under the windshield wiper of every car, in every city, across the nation ... TODAY!

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Response to ProSense (Original post)

Tue Sep 11, 2012, 12:12 PM

6. anthony weiner's finest moment



i wish he hadn't resigned. Vitter's still there and what he did was worse. oh well. your post reminded me of this.

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Response to ProSense (Original post)

Tue Sep 11, 2012, 12:14 PM

7. I'm waiting ... and it surely will come.




Lyin' Ryan will deny he ever said or did any such thing.
You can count on it.


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Response to ProSense (Original post)

Tue Sep 11, 2012, 12:15 PM

8. "Entitlement" - the bastard really decided to go there, in reference to genuine heroes

on 9/11 and its aftermath.

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Response to bullwinkle428 (Reply #8)

Tue Sep 11, 2012, 12:49 PM

10. Ryan is an arrogant self-absorbed little twit. n/t

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Response to ProSense (Original post)

Tue Sep 11, 2012, 12:29 PM

9. Maybe Lyan Ryan is the reason the police union won't endorse Rmoney. Good for them.

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Response to Booster (Reply #9)

Tue Sep 11, 2012, 09:38 PM

13. even without Ryan i can't see why the fuck they would endorse Romney or most Republicans

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Response to JI7 (Reply #13)

Tue Sep 11, 2012, 09:47 PM

14. True dat.

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Response to ProSense (Original post)

Tue Sep 11, 2012, 09:25 PM

11. kick

nt




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Response to ProSense (Original post)

Tue Sep 11, 2012, 09:31 PM

12. This is deeply disturbing. He is a disgusting piece of right wing trash. nt

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