Monday, August 2, 2010


Nearly nine years after the attack on the World Trade Center, the 9/11 heroes who paid with their health and their lives are still waiting for the health care coverage and compensation they so deserve.
Why we haven't come to their aid as quickly as they came to ours is a question that all Americans should be asking their political leadership.

Instead of honoring the valient first responders that ran into those buildings by passing the 9/11 Health and Compensation Act, they were told to "go to hell" as the Daily News so appropriately put it.
I believe that we should return the sentiment to our legislators that voted against the bill in the next election. If our legislators can't support our first responders that so selfishly put their lives on the line for each and everyone of us, then they don't deserve your support on election day.

The Democratic majority could have brought this bill up and passed it, but they did not. Even worse, only 12 Republicans voted to support the bill. As the ninth anniversary of 9/11 approaches, the House will bring this bill back to the floor for a vote in September, and every American should be watching.

We don't want legislative trickery or hypocrisy, or childish tirades for our enemies' entertainment.
The men and women in the police and fire departments that have sacrificed so much - some with their lives, deserve better.

We need to come to their aid as quickly as they came to ours.


  1. Right on target, Mr. Kerik. You are absolutely correct. This issue should not be used as a political football.

    All Americans were attacked on 9/11 and every single American should be grateful for so many who selflessly risked their lives.

  2. This is a Shame as a First Responder from Ohio I never thought that we would be so very ill,let alone not even getting help.Our Goverment needs to help us TODAY.Now dying for me i am concerned about the others who have children and family why has Congress done this to us?will we ever know most likely not me Hospice cares for me my only help i get.I am no longer proud to say I AM a American,all I can say is I hope people in Congress would suffer just 1 day as much as we have for 9 yrs.Our BLOOD IS ON THEIR HANDS.


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