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Wednesday, December 15, 2010

Disappointed, but not surprised

The GOP bill blocked a bill that would have provided medical benefits and compensation for emergency workers who risked it all on September 11, 2001.

http://www.cnn.com/2010/POLITICS/12/09/senate.9.11.responders/

That's how our government treats heroes. People who put themselves in harm's way are treated like crap. Bankers get their bonus money.

Wonderful world.

It's disappointing, but not surprising. The treatment of our returning veterans is another national disgrace. Often their medical care is poor. Soldiers are denied disability benefits. A high percentage of the homeless are vets.

Those who put body and soul on the line are just fodder units.

The wealthiest 2%, however, get theirs.

Makes me wonder why there aren't riots in the streets.

-Sixbears

3 comments:

  1. I have been asking the same thing,why aren't we?

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  2. Same in Canada. Now we trick our returning vets into taking a small payout instead of a pension.

    The riots are coming. But I fear for those who take part. The increasing militarization of our police forces makes this a very dangerous proposition.

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  3. GOP = Grand Old Party. Yep, pretty f*cking grand I'd say.

    Just a bunch of self-serving wieners, not unlike the DEM-O-CRATS.

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