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Senators Attack New York 9/11 Funds

 
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PostPosted: Wed Apr 30, 2008 12:34 pm    Post subject: Senators Attack New York 9/11 Funds
From Wed Apr 30, 2008 3:00 am to Sun May 04, 2008 2:59 am (included)
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As you can see from the article below we now have Senators trying to put a stop to federal funding that was promised to New York after 9/11.

Senator Gregg from New Hampshire claimed that the $2 Billion that has been allocated to connect JFK to Lower Manhattan was just a way that New Yorkers were trying to fleece the taxpayers. He likened this to Alaska's train to nowhere.

Obviously Senator Gregg is entitled to his opinion but Ground Zero is not exactly nowhere.

Once again this money was allocated specifically to New York to help in the rebuilding process after 9/11.

It is amazing how none of these Senators ever complained about the millions of dollars that their states received in additional Homeland Security funding after 9/11.

Maybe someone should ask Senator Gregg for a detailed accountability of how New Hampshire spent its 9/11 funds that I am sure they gladly accepted and spent.

Every state in America received funds after 9/11 and it is always New York one of the few states that was actually attacked that is constantly questioned.

I ask that you call Senator Gregg (202) 224- 3324 and Senator DeMint (202) 224-6121 who supported him and let them know that it is important for the government to keep its commitments and they should worry about the economic condition of the country and let New York manage what was promised to them.

Although this may not be the best way to spend the money it is a viable way to continue to help the city recover. A plan that will have a positive impact with quantifiable results from money that has already been committed.

Something that I am sure these Senators would not be able to provide for the funds they received.

We will continue to push for additional funding for the victims as well as those buried in Fresh Kills and I am sure we will continue to have to fight the likes of Senator Gregg and Demint just like we had to fight Congressman Issa.

Dennis McKeon

GOPer: WTC train will go 'nowhere'

http://www.nydailynews.com/ny_local/2008/04/30/2008-04-30_goper_wtc_train_will_go_nowhere.html

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