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

    Quote Originally Posted by MaggieD View Post
    The Democrats had two years to pass any lil' bills their hearts desired. Suddenly, it's urgent to pass this bill right now!!! Suddenly they say, "This isn't the time to talk, this is the time for action." They had plenty of time for action.

    Find the freakin' money to fund the bill!!!!!
    If they're afraid that the congress can't pass a bill to provide health care for first responders, what does that say about the incoming Senators and Representatives?
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    Re: 9/11 First responders speak out on 'Daily Show'

    Quote Originally Posted by Dittohead not! View Post
    If they're afraid that the congress can't pass a bill to provide health care for first responders, what does that say about the incoming Senators and Representatives?
    The Dems are not afraid that congress cannot pass a bill... they are afraid the incoming congress will not pass 'their' kind of bills.

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

    Looks like the Dems are actually listening to the GOP for once...

    9/11 Responders Health Care Bill Appears Close to Passage in Senate - FoxNews.com

    "We are on the verge of a Christmas miracle," said Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand, D-N.Y.

    Gillibrand and Sen. Chuck Schumer, D-N.Y., are offering a less-costly alternative to the original bill to aid 9/11 responders and survivors, saying that they believe it will gain needed support from the GOP...

    Republicans have raised concerns about the original bill's cost and how to pay for it. The new bill's cost is scaled back from $7.4 billion over 10 years to $6.2 billion...

    The original bill would have required multinational companies incorporated in tax havens to pay taxes on income earned in the U.S. Bill supporters said that would close a tax loophole, but Republicans have branded it a corporate tax increase.

    Instead, the new bill would be paid for with a fee on some foreign firms that get U.S. government procurement contracts. The bill also calls for extending fees on certain firms that rely on H-1B and L-1 visas. It would also extend fees on travelers who don't present visa travel documents at U.S. airports.

    Schumer said he believed the new provisions to pay for the bill would be "noncontroversial" with other lawmakers.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by Deuce View Post
    .... it's from the interview that Stewart did.

    I take it you've never had to deal with a private insurance company during a serious illness? They literally employ people who have the sole job of finding reasons to deny claims.
    Apparently they also employ people that approve claims since payment eventually get to hospitals and doctors.
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    Re: 9/11 First responders speak out on 'Daily Show'

    Quote Originally Posted by Whovian View Post
    Looks like the Dems are actually listening to the GOP for once...

    9/11 Responders Health Care Bill Appears Close to Passage in Senate - FoxNews.com
    Schumer said he believed the new provisions to pay for the bill would be "noncontroversial" with other lawmakers.
    Noncontroversial enough that the two parties can actually agree on something? Now, that is a Christmas miracle.
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    Re: 9/11 First responders speak out on 'Daily Show'

    Quote Originally Posted by Dittohead not! View Post
    Noncontroversial enough that the two parties can actually agree on something? Now, that is a Christmas miracle.
    Here is the sad part

    The original bill would have required multinational companies incorporated in tax havens to pay taxes on income earned in the U.S. Bill supporters said that would close a tax loophole, but Republicans have branded it a corporate tax increase.
    Typical Republicans orally massaging the posterior of corporate America. One thing you got to give to the GOP is that they certainly know how to please their corporate masters.
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    Re: 9/11 First responders speak out on 'Daily Show'

    Quote Originally Posted by haymarket View Post
    Here is the sad part



    Typical Republicans orally massaging the posterior of corporate America. One thing you got to give to the GOP is that they certainly know how to please their corporate masters.
    Ant the Dems were in such complete and utter unity on supporting this that they held steadfast and refused to drop this part of the..... oh wait.... nevermind.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by Whovian View Post
    Ant the Dems were in such complete and utter unity on supporting this that they held steadfast and refused to drop this part of the..... oh wait.... nevermind.
    And boy are we sick of hearing that canard. "If only the Dems held together 100% then they would not need a few paltry GOP votes to succeed"

    Yup, lets blame the 90% trying to get something done for holding firm and let off the entire opposition for being united and the Party of No.

    Progress WHO - at least you did not defend the GOP for kissing the behinds of corporate America.
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    Re: 9/11 First responders speak out on 'Daily Show'

    Quote Originally Posted by haymarket View Post
    And boy are we sick of hearing that canard. "If only the Dems held together 100% then they would not need a few paltry GOP votes to succeed"

    Yup, lets blame the 90% trying to get something done for holding firm and let off the entire opposition for being united and the Party of No.

    Progress WHO - at least you did not defend the GOP for kissing the behinds of corporate America.
    As always... point sails majestically over your head, into the ether.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by Whovian View Post
    As always... point sails majestically over your head, into the ether.
    Uhh no, he responded to what you said, just not the way you wanted/expected him to.
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