Video- Rep. Weiner Goes Off On Republicans Over Blocking 9/11 Health Compensation Act (Whoa)

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Someones pissed... If only the D's were smart enough to beat the fracking R's over the head with this every damn day until election day. Via Politco-

House Republican leadership is advising its members to vote against a bipartisan bill that would, among other things, bolster medical support to Sept. 11 victims.

The James Zadroga 9/11 Health and Compensation Act of 2009, sponsored by Rep. Carolyn Maloney (D-N.Y.), would provide medical monitoring to those exposed to toxins at ground zero, bolster treatment at specialized centers for those afflicted by toxins on Sept. 11 and reopen a compensation fund to provide for the economic loss of victims.

And it’s all paid for by closing a tax loophole on foreign companies with U.S. subsidiaries, Democrats said.

But according to Republicans, it’s a job-killing growth of government that wou;d create a new entitlement and waste taxpayer dollars.

The bill, if passed, would reopen the Victims Compensation Fund until 2031 — instead of litigation, victims could try to get money from the fund. Republicans are calling the extension “well beyond what is needed to take care of latent claims,” according to a policy statement from the GOP.

Video via Madam Speaker.

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  • Pawl442

    Taylor, I do. The bill was clean! The Repugs are pissed because the Dems WOULDN'T allow any pork or add-ons to this bill. Thats why it had to be a 2/3rds vote. The repugs wanted to attach the "extending the buSh tax cuts" onto this bill

  • Pawl442

    No Kevin, Congressman Weiner has always shown passion. I guess they just pushed him to the breaking point. Yesterday, also (7/29/10) The republicans in the Senate ALL VOTED NO!! On THE BILL GIVING 32 BILLION FOR SMALL BUSINESS LOANS. A bill (just as the one in the House) they co-sponsored, working on it for weeks, THEN THE REPUGS VOTE NO. WE KEEP HEARING THEM talk about ,JOBS, JOBS, JOBS and then when it comes down to finally doing something the repugs F**K us again in both houses.

  • lilyannrose

    This is what can happen when the voters vote in a Dem with a backbone!

  • Taylor

    Does anyone here actually believe the republicans don't want to help firefighters? It that were the case it is a polically bad move. How about rather than ripping the republicans for not voting for the bill you find out why they are not voting for it. The people here ripping republicans here are ridiculous. Do you know what is in the bill? I bet you don't.

  • Asloan

    It's great to see a Dem with balls. You need more like him! ( I say "you", because I am Canadian.)

  • Kevin Schmidt

    Further proof that Congress is being produced by the producers of Studio Wrestling.

    You do know it's fake, don't you? Not Studio Wrestling... Congress.

    The Plutocracy always get what they want... that's for real!

  • http://thepoliticalcarnival.net/ GottaLaff

    approved

  • HarborGuy

    "Someones pissed… If only the D’s were smart enough to beat the fracking R’s over the head with this every damn day until election day."

    Ditto! I simply don't understand these spineless Dems. It's really maddening that there are so few to take a stand like The Weiner (hehe).

    Go Anthony Go...Many of us little everyday folk, loves ya!

  • Paddy

    Hey guys- I don't usually ask, but if you think this should be seen, please reddit, digg or do whatever you can to get this out there. The more ppl who see it, the more ppl will realized what a bunch of sniveling weenies the R's are.

  • Paddy

    Hey guys- I don't usually ask, but if you think this should be seen, please reddit, digg or do whatever you can to get this out there. The more ppl who see it, the more ppl will realized what a bunch of sniveling weenies the R's are.

  • lexcade

    i guess this is where social networking sites come in...facebook, myspace, twitter, etc. wouldn't hurt to link to this post.

  • http://twitter.com/BowedOak Peg Keller

    I wish this would go viral, this is the "fire" people are looking for.

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  • SalG

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