“While AOC is out asking for a $4500 annual raise, because “SOCIALISM!” - The guy who hosted the Daily Show before the guy who ruined the Daily Show has been advocating on behalf of First Responders from September 11, 2001 - who are now going on 18 years without adequate healthcare and financial support, thanks to Congressthings like AOC and NY Fupa-Penguin Jerry Nadler. Always a great orator, Stewart eviscerated the bugmen for over five minutes - and finished a Perfect Game to a standing ovation.”
He nailed it. It isn’t every day you get to see someone cut to the heart of the matter like he did. I’d imagine after he was finished each person on that committee realized what complete asses they were made to look like.
It is a shame that it took this to bring attention to the games played with funding. I had no idea our first responders were going through this. Shameful and inhumane.
Yes this was truly amazing to watch. The first responders were dealing with all kinds of health issues ever since that day, and I am Glad Congress was shamed, it truly exposes their ineptness for doing what is right, and something that should have been done a Long time ago!
Political differences aside, that man deserved the standing ovation he received.
Except for one thing: The healthcare benefits of New York city police and firemen really IS an issue between them and the city. Stewart thinks its a federal issue and it’s not. He wrongly seems to think that just because 9/11 was a national event that somehow NYC police and fireman benefits all of a sudden become federalized. He’s just wrong.
He isn’t talking about federalizing all NYC police and fire benefits. He’s talking about providing relief to those first responders who suffered serious health issues as a result of a terrorist attack and an act of war on this country. Sadly, there are not many of them left because they have not been able to get the care they need. It’s a debt of gratitude that our nation can show to the brave men who ran into those towers, not away from them.
In other words, healthcare, which I correctly noted is between them and NYC which provides their healthcare.
And you have a problem with 9/11 heroes having some of their healthcare costs covered by the federal government?
Facts don’t care about your feelings.
I never said they did so don’t try to pick a fight about that. I was asking about what your position is because you didn’t clearly articulate it. You seem to be making some kind of point about which bureaucrats are on the hook to provide the care that the remaining 9/11 heroes need.
You were picking the fight not me, trying to infer that I have a problem with responders getting federal assistance. Nice try at a misdirect.
I stated the facts: “The healthcare benefits of New York city police and firemen really IS an issue between them and the city. Stewart thinks its a federal issue and it’s not. He wrongly seems to think that just because 9/11 was a national event that somehow NYC police and fireman benefits all of a sudden become federalized. He’s just wrong.”
Adios, and have a nice day
Just click his avatar and hit ignore. Problem solved.
Anyway - I don;t get how anyone can say it’s the right thing to do to leave these guys high and dry. If NYC won’t pay then the federal government needs to help out then go after NYC for the money if they want to make a thing of it. At the end of the day as long as the first responders get what they need I don’t care what pot it comes from.
Keep in mind our government is paying for illegals to receive Medicaid have been hemming and hawing for nearly 20 years on helping out a small group of national heroes.