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BeyondGeography Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-17-10 08:48 PM
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Red Cross financial aid Scott Brown voted to kill assists Massachusetts relief efforts in Haiti
State Sen. Scott Brown (R-MA), the Republican candidate for the special U.S. Senate election Tuesday, voted against a bill to provide financial assistance to 9/11 rescue workers who had volunteered to rush to the site of the twin towers after the terrorist attack in 2001. The measure, which was opposed by only two other legislators in addition to Brown, provided paid leaves of absence for certain Red Cross employees participating in Red Cross emergencies. Despite Browns efforts to kill the legislation, it passed along overwhelmingly bipartisan lines and is now helping to compensate Massachusetts Red Cross employees currently deploying to Haiti to provide emergency assistance after the devastating earthquake. Asked yesterday by ThinkProgress why he opposed the 2001 measure for rescue workers, Brown stated that he had his own priorities first at the time. As ThinkProgress reported, during the same period that Brown opposed the financial aid to 9/11 rescue workers, he sponsored a bill to provide a tax-subsidized bond to build a golf course in his district, and voted for across the board corporate tax subsidies.

http://thinkprogress.org/2010/01/17/brown-kill-haiti-ai... /
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Rosa Luxemburg Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-17-10 08:51 PM
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1. Shouldn't that be headlines in the NY Times and Washington Post?
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malletgirl02 Donating Member (938 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-17-10 08:53 PM
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2. Yes, you are right.
Edited on Sun Jan-17-10 08:53 PM by malletgirl02
You are right that it should be front page of the NY Times or the Washington Post, but hell would freeze before that would happen.
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laughingliberal Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-17-10 08:53 PM
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3. Yeah, it should but I think the media is trying to get this asshole elected
Makes better headlines for them.
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Rosa Luxemburg Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-17-10 11:11 PM
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6. who owns them?
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valerief Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-17-10 09:03 PM
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4. In a just world, yes. nt
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TicketyBoo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-17-10 10:15 PM
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5. And the Boston Globe?
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Rosa Luxemburg Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-17-10 11:12 PM
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7. I expect we should call the ed and dare them to print it large and bold
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TexasObserver Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-17-10 11:14 PM
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8. Recommend
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