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Re: America Loving Republicans Vote Against Typical Convoluted Liberal Spending Bill
Posted by Train Dude on Wed Sep 29 22:40:36 2010, in response to Re: America Hating Republicans Vote Against 9/11 Aid Workers, posted by GP38/R42 Chris on Wed Sep 29 22:31:19 2010.Typical liberal democratic bill. $3.2 billion go to the first responders to monitor and treat all of their medical needs in the future but $4.2 billion go to others wh "Claim" that they suffered economic loss. If this bill were about the first responders, why isn't it a $3.2 billion bill?
From today's NY Slimes
"The bill calls for providing $3.2 billion over the next eight years to monitor and treat injuries stemming from exposure to toxic dust and debris at ground zero. New York City would pay 10 percent of those health costs. The bill seeks to set aside $4.2 billion to reopen the September 11th Victim Compensation Fund to provide compensation for any job and economic losses.
In addition, the bill includes a provision that would have allowed money from the Victim Compensation Fund to be paid out to anyone who receives payment under the pending settlement stemming from lawsuits that 10,000 rescue and cleanup workers filed against the city. At the moment, anyone who receives a settlement from the city is limited in how much compensation they can receive from the fund, according to the billís sponsors."