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  1. dtroutma

    dtroutma GoComics PRO Member said, almost 6 years ago

    Same treatment they maintained for combat veterans THEY sent to Afghanistan and Iraq- and elsewhere. The Dems were blackmailed into going along, but at least when we got Dems in charge of running VA, under Clinton and now Obama, the administrators worked on improving care and “benefits” we gave, literally and bodily, to obtain. (Oh right, W’s appointees declared their was no risk for the responders, that was THEIR contribution!)

  2. wbr

    wbr said, almost 6 years ago

    someone needs to cool off the zooming cost obamacare is going to inflict – but the lawyers are licking their lips

  3. motivemagus

    motivemagus said, almost 6 years ago

    ^Back off NOW, wbr, and let’s focus on the real deal. This cartoon is about the shameful abandonment of 9/11 First Responders, who Republicans are happy enough to pose with but don’t want to help now that they are suffering numerous problems from inhaling the toxic gases around the World Trade Center site. It’s nothing to do with the Romneycare proposal.
    Many of the first responders are dying of cancers or other problems that clearly came about from their time down there, but instead of taking care of them they are being forcibly retired to get them off the insurance rolls and thrown back on their own resources. Jon Stewart had a helluva show with representatives of the NYPD, NYFD, and emergency services talking about their experiences. One man has inoperable throat cancer (and sounded it), but still came on to stand up for his brethren. Look for it – it will impress you.

  4. Bluejayz

    Bluejayz said, almost 6 years ago

    Some of the Republicans who just voted against the First Responders bill are the very same people who decry anyone wanting to cut military spending as unpatriotic and not supporting our troops. Aren’t the firemen and policemen also “our troops”? Don’t they serve and protect us? Why couldn’t the Republicans have dedicated $8 billion of earmarks to pay for this moral obligation? Such a cynical vote proves how morally bancrupt they are.

  5. Rockngolfer

    Rockngolfer said, almost 6 years ago

    Jon Stewart devoted almost an entire show to the subject. We waste billions elsewhere but can’t do the right thing for these people because of Republican partisan politics.

  6. pirate227

    pirate227 said, almost 6 years ago

    The GOP’s excuse has been that don’t want illegals to benefit from this fund. Yet another red herring.

  7. ARodney

    ARodney said, almost 6 years ago

    Also, that (unlike firefighters and 98% of Americans) they shouldn’t be expected to work on the two weeks around Christmas and New Years. It’s a vacation, bleeep it!

    The real reason may be that the last time it came up, the R’s said it had to be paid for. This time it’s more than paid for (by closing a corporate tax loophole) and the corporations are squealing to their pet poodles – that loophole is much more valuable than firefighters.

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