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

    Quote Originally Posted by Gill View Post
    The 9/11 responders would have been helped months ago if the Dems had conducted open meetings and worked with Republicans on this bill, rather than trying to ram it through with no discussion.
    Nonsense. Republicans held up the bill for their own political purposes. The last holdout was Coburn.
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    Re: 9/11 First responders speak out on 'Daily Show'

    Quote Originally Posted by Chappy View Post
    Nonsense. Republicans held up the bill for their own political purposes. The last holdout was Coburn.
    Even in victory you are ungracious. At least you are consistent.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by Chappy View Post
    Nonsense. Republicans held up the bill for their own political purposes. The last holdout was Coburn.
    They held it up to get the concessions from the Democrats that they ended up with. That's the way the system works. Don't like it? Run for office, get elected and change the system, or vote someone in who will change it for you.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by Chappy View Post
    Nonsense. Republicans held up the bill for their own political purposes. The last holdout was Coburn.
    Nonsense. Dems thought they could ram it down the Republican's throats. November showed them they had better learn to compromise or 2012 would result in even more of them without jobs.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by Whovian View Post
    The Senate just passed the revised bill... unanimously.

    This... is what bi-partisan cooperation is supposed to look like people.
    Yes, it is. The bill passed, $5 B + saved, and all it took was for Jon Stewart to hold the process up to the light of day and point out the absurdity of it.

    Maybe if we get a Republican Congress along with a Democrat WH, we can once again balance the budget as the two parties make sure the other doesn't break the bank.
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    Re: 9/11 First responders speak out on 'Daily Show'

    Quote Originally Posted by Dittohead not! View Post
    Yes, it is. The bill passed, $5 B + saved, and all it took was for Jon Stewart to hold the process up to the light of day and point out the absurdity of it.

    Maybe if we get a Republican Congress along with a Democrat WH, we can once again balance the budget as the two parties make sure the other doesn't break the bank.
    You're giving Stewart the credit for the GOP holding the Dems feet to the fire until they compromised? Really?

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

    Quote Originally Posted by Whovian View Post
    You're giving Stewart the credit for the GOP holding the Dems feet to the fire until they compromised? Really?
    I'm giving Stewart credit for having brought the issue to the attention of the public and motivated the sides to actually do more than spout nonsnese and sling crap at the other party.
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    Re: 9/11 First responders speak out on 'Daily Show'

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    Nonsense. Dems thought they could ram it down the Republican's throats.
    and rammed it was..... 7 1/4 .... 4 1/3 its still rammed down the throat of those who balked and originally said NO NO NO. They still don't like it and didn't want it.
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    Re: 9/11 First responders speak out on 'Daily Show'

    Quote Originally Posted by Dittohead not! View Post
    I'm giving Stewart credit for having brought the issue to the attention of the public and motivated the sides to actually do more than spout nonsnese and sling crap at the other party.
    Perhaps you're right. Maybe Stewart shamed the Dems into actually discussing it with the Republicans and working out a compromise.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by Gill View Post
    Perhaps you're right. Maybe Stewart shamed the Dems into actually discussing it with the Republicans and working out a compromise.
    You got that backwards there champ. The Dems were already on board well before Stewart got involved. But nice try anyways to save some little face for your party.
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