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Jun 11, 2019 18:23:57   #
slatten49 (a regular here)
 
https://www.yahoo.com/news/a-furious-jon-stewart-tells-congress-to-support-911-first-responders-its-an-embarrassment-194035172.html

Jon Stewart Rips Congress During House Hearing on 9/11 Victims Fund, Gets Standing Ovation

By Justin Baragona

Jon Stewart gave Congress an earful on Tuesday, blasting a House Judiciary subcommittee for its seeming indifference towards the plight of 9/11 first responders as he testified on their behalf for the extension of the September 11 Victim Compensation Fund.

The former Daily Show host has long been frustrated with the constant fights on Capitol Hill to provide additional funding to the victims’ fund, letting that frustration boil over during Tuesday’s hearing, which was attended by only five members.

I can’t help but think what an incredible metaphor this room is for the entire process that getting health care and benefits for 9/11 first responders has come to,” Stewart bemoaned. “Behind me, a filled room of 9/11 first responders and in front of me, a nearly empty Congress."

“Sick and dying, they brought themselves down here to speak—to no one. Shameful. It is an embarrassment to the country and it is a stain on this institution."

Adding that members of the House should be embarrassed for themselves but won’t be, the comedian noted: "Accountability doesn’t appear to be something that occurs in this chamber.”

After mentioning some of the ailing first responders who had traveled to Washington to speak at the hearing and highlighting the sacrifices hundreds made during the terror attacks, Stewart got extremely emotional, needing a few moments to compose himself. “I'm sorry if I sound angry and undiplomatic, but I am angry, and you should be too, and they’re all angry as well,” he declared.

"Your indifference cost these men and women their most valuable commodity: Time,” Stewart exclaimed. “It's the one thing they're running out of."

Assailing the deal-making in Congress that will cause funding bills to be tied to other pet projects and spending requests, Stewart applauded the first responders who have kept fighting to make sure the victims’ fund won’t run out.

“Thank God for all of these people who will not let it happen,” he emphasized. “They responded in five seconds. They did their jobs with courage, grace, tenacity, humility! 18 years later—do yours!”

Finishing on that note, the 9/11 first responders in the chambers immediately stood up and gave Stewart a standing ovation.

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Jun 11, 2019 18:30:52   #
proud republican (a regular here)
 
slatten49 wrote:
https://www.yahoo.com/news/a-furious-jon-stewart-tells-congress-to-support-911-first-responders-its-an-embarrassment-194035172.html


Yes,good for him...I already posted about this..I totally agree with EVERYTHING he said..These Congress people should be ashamed of themselves for not taking this more seriously!!!..And i dont care if its Democrats or Republicans they all deserve their asses kicked!!!

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Jun 11, 2019 18:36:40   #
slatten49 (a regular here)
 
proud republican wrote:
Yes,good for him...I already posted about this..I totally agree with EVERYTHING he said..These Congress people should be ashamed of themselves for not taking this more seriously!!!..And i dont care if its Democrats or Republicans they all deserve their asses kicked!!!
Yes,good for him...I already posted about this..I ... (show quote)


We agree on this, P-R

I had not noticed your previous posting on the subject.

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Jun 11, 2019 18:39:11   #
proud republican (a regular here)
 
slatten49 wrote:
We agree on this, P-R

I had not noticed your previous posting on the subject.


It was under "Today Congress is holding hearing...." topic...

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Jun 11, 2019 18:46:16   #
karpenter (a regular here)
 
Didn't The Red Cross
Collect Billions After 9/11 ??
Charities Across The Board
Collected Over $10 Billion Dollars From Around The World
Maybe Congress
Should Review Their Financial Statements From That Time

First Responders Perform An Important Job
But It Is Just A Job
A Well Paid And Well Benefited Municipal Job At That
Not A Bottomless Bucket Of Endless National Gratitude
And Federal Tax Dollars

And They Weren't The Only Ones That Died That Day

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Jun 11, 2019 19:30:55   #
JFlorio (a regular here)
 
That’s true. But they were the ones who ran toward danger while most ran away.
karpenter wrote:
Didn't The Red Cross
Collect Billions After 9/11 ??
Charities Across The Board
Collected Over $10 Billion Dollars From Around The World
Maybe Congress
Should Review Their Financial Statements From That Time

First Responders Perform An Important Job
But It Is Just A Job
A Well Paid And Well Benefited Municipal Job At That
Not A Bottomless Bucket Of Endless National Gratitude
And Federal Tax Dollars

And They Weren't The Only Ones That Died That Day

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Jun 11, 2019 20:15:05   #
archie bunker (a regular here)
 
proud republican wrote:
Yes,good for him...I already posted about this..I totally agree with EVERYTHING he said..These Congress people should be ashamed of themselves for not taking this more seriously!!!..And i dont care if its Democrats or Republicans they all deserve their asses kicked!!!
Yes,good for him...I already posted about this..I ... (show quote)


These congress people should be ashamed for more than this!
But, yes, he kicked them all in the balls!

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Jun 11, 2019 20:25:58   #
Rose42 (a regular here)
 
JFlorio wrote:
That’s true. But they were the ones who ran toward danger while most ran away.


Thats their job and they knew it when they signed up.

Having said that I agree with Jon Stewart on this. Shame on Congress for basically giving them the finger

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Jun 11, 2019 22:18:17   #
karpenter (a regular here)
 
JFlorio wrote:
That’s true. But they were the ones who ran toward danger while most ran away.

And They Are Very Well Compensated For That Possibility

So What Happened To The $Billions Charities Collected
It's A Municipal Job
People Wait For Years To Get An Interview
Gratitude Is Gratitude
But It Doesn't Warrent A Bottomless Bucket Of Endless $$$
And
It's Not A Federal Issue

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Jun 11, 2019 22:19:55   #
JFlorio (a regular here)
 
karpenter wrote:
And They Are Very Well Compensated For That Possibility
Which Is Almost Never

So What Happened To The $Billions Charities Collected
It's A Municipal Job
People Wait For Years To Get An Interview
Gratitude Is Gratitude
But It Doesn't Warrent A Bottomless Bucket Of Endless $$$
And
It's Not A Federal Issue


I agree. I get the gut reaction. Hell soldiers charge danger all the time and get paid squat.

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Jun 11, 2019 22:31:39   #
karpenter (a regular here)
 
JFlorio wrote:
I agree. I get the gut reaction. Hell soldiers charge danger all the time and get paid squat.

And They All Volunteered
Plus That's Federal Jurisdiction
We (Taxpayers) Owe Them Proper Care When They Get Home

Even So
A Dead Or Disabled Family Member
Doesn't Warrent The Surviving Families
To Enjoy Easy Street For The Next Two Generations

There Comes A Point
Where It's Gratuitous Bleeding Heart Showboating
(Like Jon Stewart)
And A Endless Sympathy Racket

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Jun 12, 2019 09:12:58   #
JFlorio (a regular here)
 
karpenter wrote:
And They All Volunteered
Plus That's Federal Jurisdiction
We (Taxpayers) Owe Them Proper Care When They Get Home

Even So
A Dead Or Disabled Family Member
Doesn't Warrent The Surviving Families
To Enjoy Easy Street For The Next Two Generations

There Comes A Point
Where It's Gratuitous Bleeding Heart Showboating
(Like Jon Stewart)
And A Endless Sympathy Racket


Agreed. taxpayers should not endlessly be on the hook for a job someone voluntarily took knowing the risks involved.

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Jun 12, 2019 11:15:59   #
Wonttakeitanymore (a regular here)
 
karpenter wrote:
And They All Volunteered
Plus That's Federal Jurisdiction
We (Taxpayers) Owe Them Proper Care When They Get Home

Even So
A Dead Or Disabled Family Member
Doesn't Warrent The Surviving Families
To Enjoy Easy Street For The Next Two Generations

There Comes A Point
Where It's Gratuitous Bleeding Heart Showboating
(Like Jon Stewart)
And A Endless Sympathy Racket


Funny how these performers don’t throw out some money in disasters! One mil each is nothing to them! Sandra Bullock gave 1 million of her own money during the Texas floods! Maybe instead of bashing our president, these people can start helping the people that pay their huge salaries!

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Jun 12, 2019 11:23:13   #
kemmer (a regular here)
 
karpenter wrote:
Didn't The Red Cross
Collect Billions After 9/11 ??
Charities Across The Board
Collected Over $10 Billion Dollars From Around The World
Maybe Congress
Should Review Their Financial Statements From That Time

First Responders Perform An Important Job
But It Is Just A Job
A Well Paid And Well Benefited Municipal Job At That
Not A Bottomless Bucket Of Endless National Gratitude
And Federal Tax Dollars

And They Weren't The Only Ones That Died That Day

AS Jon Stewart said, soon the deaths of first responders will surpass those who died in the WTC.

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Jun 12, 2019 11:25:07   #
kemmer (a regular here)
 
JFlorio wrote:
Agreed. taxpayers should not endlessly be on the hook for a job someone voluntarily took knowing the risks involved.

Yeah? Who knew of the toxic risks involved in the ruins of the WTC? You're despicable.

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