Republicans Block Compensation for 9/11 Workers

From The New York Times:

Republican senators blocked Democratic legislation on Thursday that sought to provide medical care to rescue workers and residents of New York City who became ill as a result of breathing in toxic fumes, dust and smoke from ground zero.

9/11 Health Bill Blocked in Senate –

About that bill, from The Washington Monthly:

It’s called the Zadroga 9/11 Health and Compensation Act, and it would pay health care costs for 9/11 rescue workers, sickened after exposure to the toxic smoke and debris. The legislation was fully paid for, financed by closing a tax loophole for American companies that try to hide their headquarters at P.O. boxes in the Caymans. …

We’re talking about a Senate Republican caucus that, without exception, will fight tooth and nail for tax cuts for millionaires and billionaires, but which refuses to let the Senate vote on a bill covering health care costs for 9/11 rescue workers.

And this is the party Americans rewarded on Election Day.

The Washington Monthly

I have a new motto for the GOP: Thanks for the votes, suckers.

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