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Location: Staten Island
|Posted: Fri Jun 27, 2008 10:44 pm Post subject: TYPICAL DOUBLE STANDARD WHEN DEALING WITH THE CITY
From Fri Jun 27, 2008 3:00 am to Mon Jun 30, 2008 2:59 am (included)
|Two events took place this week that reflect the double standard that exists when one is dealing with the City
Earlier in the week it was reported that the city was claiming that a majority of the 9/11 health claims submitted were unwarranted.
They were basing their statistics on data from many short form claims that were submitted to meet the city mandated deadline to for health benefits.
The city was once again trying to justify the millions they have spent in legal fees fighting health claims by 9/11 victims.
Everyone knows how easy it is to make statistics support any argument especially if you control the data.
But according to the city their lawyers will continue to try to fight these claims as it is the proper thing to do and the only way they can weed out those who are trying to cheat the system.
Later in the week when Norman Siegel petitioned a judge for an inquiry into the City Councilís admitted allocation of public funds to nonexistent organizations city lawyer claimed that it was a publicity stunt and stated that the councilís money policies are beyond the courtís authority.
So letís see how this works.
It is OK for the city to spend millions in legal fees to fight 9/11 health claims but it is not alright to have a legal inquiry into the City Council possible misappropriation of over $17 Million.
Seems like a double standard to us.
But one only has to look over the city handling of all 9/11 issues over the last seven years to see that this type of double standard has been common practice.
The spin doctors will soon follow just wait and see portraying the victims as villains.
Business as usual for this administration.