Joined: Mar 17, 2005
Location: Staten Island
|Posted: Fri Jun 29, 2007 3:47 pm Post subject: 750 MILLION REASONS
From Fri Jun 29, 2007 2:00 am to Wed Jul 04, 2007 1:59 am (included)
|It was reported yesterday that many NYC Business Leaders have written Congress calling on them to earmark $283 million for treatment for 9/11 workers who have become ill.
While this is a very noble effort one has to wonder how Congress will react?
Some of the most influential business leaders will have to convince Congress to give us additional funding while we have only taken advantage of 50.4% of the nearly 1.5 billion dollars that they have allocated in federal anti-terrorism grants.
One would think that we might be better served if these business leaders helped to explain why we have nearly 750 Million in federal aid that we have apparently ignored.
Just last night a man was arrested for storing 2,500 pounds of potassium nitrate on Staten Island. This along with the reported thwarted bombing in London shows how real these threats still are.
There is no reason why these funds should not be used. These workers are only ill because of a terrorist attack. There has to be some way to tap into these already existing funds.
Hell if we can fund Dunkin Donut shops in Phoenix with 9/11 grants you would think that these guys could come up with a way to justify the use of these funds for people who really need the money.
The funds should also be used to benefit the injured veterans who have come home after defending our nation.
It is amazing how quickly so many have gotten off their soap boxes.
When the story broke in the Washington Post there was almost unilateral outrage about the treatment of the vets at Walter Reed.
Has anyone heard anything recently about all of those promises of that were made.
Unfortunately this is the same story here.
As the years pass people forget.....even memorials get vandalized and nobody does a thing about it.
Well there are 750,000,000 reasons to do something about it now.
The question is who is going to finally step up to the plate.
Sounds like it wouldn't be a bad idea for the two (or possibly 3) NY presidential candidates.
Put It Above Ground.