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    Re: 9/11 First responders speak out on 'Daily Show'

    Quote Originally Posted by Hicup View Post
    Is it just me? Notwithstanding the emotions flying around here (Politically intentional to be sure) but how is the "first responders" plight, any more, or less justified than any joe smo dealing with the same work related/insurance issues? Why do they get some special treatment by congress? It is for this that "entitlement" is a perfect description. It absolutely is an entitlement. Those 1st responders knew what they were getting into when they put on the jackets. I'm sick and tired of people wanting more for something they knew full well was their freaking JOB. Get it.. It's was your JOB to go into a burning building. Yes, some men, perhaps many men would cower at the thought of running into a burning building.. Those men and woman get filtered out pretty quickly.. What's left are the courageous. However, I see no inherent responsibility by society to make special reparations for them? Don't you all get it? This is what's wrong with the US today. Everyone says screw you, until it's time they got screwed, then they're all on board for the hand outs.. We're so domed, I see no way of reversing this trend in American entitlement culture?? None at all?? All those first responders, sorry to say this had it pretty good before 9/11, and if all played out like they had imagined they'd all be retired by age 45 -50, all with a nice house, kids college paid for, a boat, and nice vacations every year, ALL I might add on the tax payers dime. The fact some of them are facing tough times is IMO no justification to change the entire system to make it even a sweeter ride..

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    Re: 9/11 First responders speak out on 'Daily Show'

    Quote Originally Posted by Dittohead not! View Post
    I suppose the same thing could apply to the soldiers in Iraq and Afganistan, right?
    Soldiers don't get a blank check. That's what the NYers want.

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    Re: 9/11 First responders speak out on 'Daily Show'

    Quote Originally Posted by Albert Di Salvo View Post
    Soldiers don't get a blank check. That's what the NYers want.
    really? What is the limit on health care for injuries caused by war, then?
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    Re: 9/11 First responders speak out on 'Daily Show'

    Quote Originally Posted by Dittohead not! View Post
    really? What is the limit on health care for injuries caused by war, then?
    Poor quality care by the Veterans Administration.

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    Re: 9/11 First responders speak out on 'Daily Show'

    Quote Originally Posted by Albert Di Salvo View Post
    Poor quality care by the Veterans Administration.
    Is that comment based on personal experience, some story you've heard, or just a talking point?

    My dad got excellent care in the VA.
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    Re: 9/11 First responders speak out on 'Daily Show'

    Quote Originally Posted by Dittohead not! View Post
    Is that comment based on personal experience, some story you've heard, or just a talking point?

    My dad got excellent care in the VA.
    Is that universally the case?

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    Re: 9/11 First responders speak out on 'Daily Show'

    Quote Originally Posted by Albert Di Salvo View Post
    Is that universally the case?
    I don't know. You're the one who posted about how lousy care was at the VA. What was that post based on?
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