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Bluebear Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-17-10 08:50 PM
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Scott Brown To 9/11 Workers: Drop Dead (And Ghouliani campaigned for him! Disgraceful.)
We've already heard about how Republican Senate Candidate Scott Brown doesn't think much of rape victims. Now Think Progress reports that Brown, who is gunning to take over the late Ted Kennedy's key seat, really has it in for first responders who worked in the aftermath of 9/11.

In October 2001, Brown voted against a measure to provide financial aid to 9/11 Red Cross emergency responders. Those are the folks who made headlines for rushing into the billowing smoke and chaos of Ground Zero. In the following months, many were stricken with massive health problems that have been linked to toxic exposures at the site. Of course, it wasn't the first time these workers got the shaft from the political establishment. Their story was featured in Michael Moore's Sicko, which depicts their ongoing struggle to receive adequate medical care for their crippling illnesses.(They're now pushing for more federal relief through a pending bill.)

So in light of the continued suffering of these courageous aid workers eight years on--a stark testament to the cruelty of the twin health care and economic crises--does Brown have any misgivings about his earlier opposition to providing them with basic financial help? In a word: nah.

TP: In 2001, you voted against 9/11 recovery workers, giving them aid, do you have any comment on this story?

BROWN: Yes, it was a time when our budget was down. We had a lot of cuts unfortunately, and we had to take care of our own priorities first.

http://www.aunation.net/forums/index.php?showtopic=6394...
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Rosa Luxemburg Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-17-10 08:57 PM
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1. Ask the NY Times and the Washington Post to run this as headlines tomorrow
could try the UK newspapers too they like to hear how bad US politics can get
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Captain Hilts Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-17-10 09:29 PM
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4. That's a NYDailyNews headline!
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Bluebear Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-19-10 08:40 PM
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7. .
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katanalori Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-17-10 08:59 PM
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2. Exposed as a tax cheat - SAY IT LOUD AND OFTEN
The Martha Coakley campaign revealed today that Republican opponent Scott brown is a tax cheat. He does not pay employment taxes or provide health care coverage (as is required by Massachusetts law) to his campaign employees.

"Campaigns often use the services of people who are accurately classified as independent contractors. But its impossible for any major campaign to reach the final weekend of the race and, as the Brown campaign wants people to believe, not have employees. It may be true that the Federal Elections Commission doesnt designate how campaigns designate their staffers. But the Internal Revenue Service does have specific rules on who can and cannot be classified an independent contractor."

Crooksandliars.com.
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AllieB Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-17-10 09:07 PM
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3. Just incredible.
Some patriot. :patriot: :eyes:
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Jennicut Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-17-10 09:31 PM
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5. Politicians like Brown and Ghouliani only care about exploiting tragedies
They don't want to actually have to pay for the people hurt while helping out.
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Bluebear Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-18-10 06:17 PM
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6. expose him
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