Friday, July 30, 2010

RNC/GOP: "Screw the 9/11 heroes..."

Enough is enough.

Tonight, 9/11 heroes who are counting on some help - who need some help - who gave of themselves so selflessly when our country was attacked... were left to die at the WTC site. 

The House, led by GOP/RNC opposition, failed to pass this 9/11 Responder Aid Package which would have provided these people who are suffering for putting themselves at risk on that fateful day, with health care.

Read this story. 

Here are a few highlights:

GOP critics branded the bill as yet another big-government "massive new entitlement program" that would have increased taxes and possibly kill jobs.

To pay the bill's estimated $7.4 billion cost over 10 years, the legislation would have prevented foreign multinational corporations incorporated in tax haven countries from avoiding tax on income earned in the U.S.

Bill supporters said that would close a tax loophole. Republicans branded it a corporate tax increase.

New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg called the vote an "outrage." He said it was clearly a tactic designed to stall the bill.

"This is a way to avoid having to make a tough decision," Bloomberg said, adding that the nation owes more to "the people who worked down at 9/11 whose health has fallen apart because they did what America wanted them to do.

This s***t is ridiculous and must come to an end.  

Let me get this straight: multi-national companies, from other countries, who set up shop in, say, the Cayman Islands so they can avoid paying income taxes, get away with paying NOTHING for doing business in the states -- were going to have this BS loophole SHUT, forcing them to PAY THEIR FARE SHARE of TAXES THAT THEY ARE LEGALLY CHEATING ON... in order to save the lives of some 9/11 heroes? 

Yup. That's how the bill would have been paid for. 

But, the GOP, already greased up with money from the health care industry and more, see this is as being another step in providing the health care human right to all people and as a threat to business and industry and contributors, so they tank it. But, their problem wasn't that they tanked it, its' that some of their own realize what was at stake and SUPPORTED IT. But, it wasn't enough. And big business - with the accomplice the GOP/RNC - said to let the heroes die. And they blocked it from passing. 

And in doing so, this became the latest reminder as to why we punted these people into political Siberia when we elected President Obama. 

The problem in this town is that this town is - in particular- that the elected in the GOP, are so hell-bent on stopping President Obama that they're willing now to LET 9/11 HEROES DIE. 

Read this again: The GOP and the RNC want to let the 9/11 HEROES DIE.

This can't be allowed to happen. 

By not passing this bill, the GOP stopped the work of the people who did, like Mayor Bloomberg said, "what the American people wanted them to do." They saved lives. They put their own lives at risk. They're paying the price for that selflessness. The least we could do would be to help them in this their hour of need. 

But no. The Republicans think they need to die. 

Do they believe they're already dead, and that's why it's not important? 

Funny. They used to be the ones to say that to "challenge the President" on anything was "thinking with a pre-9/11 mentality. 

Well, here's an American mentality: Pass this bill. Help the 9/11 heroes. And do it now. 
Go back in there and do the right thing. And, in the meantime, let's get the names of every person who voted against the 9/11 heroes and let the world know who they are. They have no business being in Congress, let alone representing any American anywhere on the planet.

The time for games in this town is over. These are serious times, and this is a time for people who are serious about getting s**t done for the American people. These people who probably took lobbyist and special interest money to vote against this legislation are no better than mercenaries sent into a church to eliminate people for their beliefs. 

Quite frankly, the GOP/RNC obstructionists are the problem in our national discourse and they are the ones who need to be eliminated at the election booth. 

This Republican "kiss my ass" mentality needs to go. I get that debate is a part of our national discussion, but honestly, this isn't debate. 

This is insanity.

It's political Mel Gibsonism. 

It's sheer lunacy brought about by people who think less about the people who NEED them to represent them and more about the organizations and businesses who think that they need to be protected from the people. 

That's right. The GOP/RNC are taking money from organizations hell bent on keeping the people limited in voice and under control. And it can't be allowed to happen. 

The President needs to get on prime time television and lay it out. Bring on suffering heroes now and show the American people what the GOP and the RNC are doing to them. Show the American people who these Republicans are saying "screw you" too. Tell us their stories, Mister President. Or better yet, let them tell us their own stories from your office. Your opponents are not playing fair, President Obama, and when this happens, the only solution is to tell the truth, show the truth and blind the GOP/RNC with this truth so that their lies are blinded by the light of honesty which only you can bring. 

Use your office, Mister President. They're liars. They mislead the people and would rather keep them in fear. We elected hope. 

Keep that hope alive. Get in the ring and expose these people for who they are. 

And to our 9/11 heroes, and the troops who volunteer to serve to defend our freedom despite the political circumstances surrounding deployment, thank you. Thank you for doing what you do. 

We owe you. 

Thx for reading. 

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