Comedian Jon Stewart Takes on Republicans in Context of 9/11 First Responder Bill
Health bill enthusiasts are closely keeping tabs on Republicans and Jon Stewart’s latest concerns. The comedian put the stalled 9/11 health bill under direct spotlight, in one of his final shows. He has lambasted the Republicans (mostly) for holding up passage of a bill that was supposedly promoted to assist millions of American people. Well Stewart, politics is a tricky game and most of the times those Senators just make use of such issues for their own electoral campaign motives.
The comedian openly said, “This is an outrageous abdication of our responsibility to those who were most heroic on 9/11,” Stewart said. “The party that turned 9/11 into a catchphrase is now moving suspiciously into a convenient pre-9/11 mentality when it comes to this bill.”
The game plan, so far, suggests that the said health bill will provide a grant worth of $7.4 Billion in health care benefits and compensation to first responders. These responders were primarily those who became affected by the pollution that originated from the post 9/11 incident (WTC Demolition). All such responders would supposedly get health insurance when their current insurance or payment compensations were no longer there.
The 9/11 health bill issue is just rolling around like a ping pong ball. Some Senators are in favor, while others are against it. Take a look at what Sen. Collins had to say about this whole thing:
• ”I support the 9/11 health bill on the merits, and I have talked with Sen. [Kirsten] Gillibrand about the need for legitimate ways of offsetting its cost, unlike those included in the House-passed bill. If the Majority Leader were to bring the bill to the floor with appropriate offsets, I would support the legislation.”