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PostPosted: Fri May 25, 2007 1:14 pm    Post subject: ACCOUNTABILITY
From Fri May 25, 2007 2:00 am to Tue May 29, 2007 1:59 am (included)
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There was a press conference today at Ground Zero calling for the reopening of the Victim Compensation Fund to assist the ongoing victims of 9/11. (see link below)

We would like to thank Congressman Fossella and Congresswoman Mahoney for their support.

Hopefully something will come out of this because it has been over 6 months since Ken Feinberg first proposed this idea back in 2006.

At that time the mayor was vehemently against it but he also changed his mind and in March tried to convince the Senate to do the same.

As with everything the problem was funding.

Many people across the nation feel that way too much has been spent compensating the victims of the attack.

The fact of the matter is that this could be done without any additional expense.

Please see our link below posted

There are countless millions of dollars that have been distributed since 9/11 in inappropriate loans and questionable contracts relating to 9/11 as well as the Department of Homeland Security.

Audits have already shown this.

Unfortunately nothing has been done to recoup these dollars.

That is where we should be concentrating our efforts.

Make these banks that gave 9/11 loans such as the ones to donut shops in Arizona give the money back.

Hold these companies that got millions of dollars in contracts and provided little or nothing in return responsible for the money.

This even reaches further then 9/11.

Just look at the most recent military spending package that just passed.

Why are we spending hundreds of millions of dollars on rebuilding Iraq and practically nothing on building or upgrading facilities here for our homecoming injured soldiers?

It appears that since the Walter Reed story dropped from the headlines so has the support for our injured veterans.

It is what we have been calling for all along, accountability.

Until we have it we will just continue to spin our wheels.





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