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PostPosted: Thu Jan 28, 2010 11:15 pm    Post subject: THIS IS NOT THE CHANGE WE WERE PROMISED
From Thu Jan 28, 2010 3:00 am to Tue Feb 02, 2010 2:59 am (included)
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For the past year we have been trying to give the president the benefit of the doubt.

Even when he bailed out Wall Street but still allowed ridiculous bonuses to the same execs who caused the financial meltdown.

Even after he pulled all resources in the House to work on nothing but a Health Care Plan filled with pork and tried to force feed it to America.

Even after his chief of Homeland Security didnít think there was a problem with the underwear bomber getting on a plane.

But what his administration did today was the straw that broke the camelís back.

After promising throughout his campaign and throughout his first year that he fully supported the 9/11 Health and Compensation Act.

After stating that the bill would be a top priority after National health Care was passed

His administration now says they cannot support the bill because of a technicality about permanent funding.

This from the same administration that with the help of Nancy Pelosi basically bought the votes they thought they needed to pass health care.

Just look what Nebraska and Louisiana got in return for their votes.

So votes can be bought but 9/11 victims cannot be cared for.

If there was really a technicality why was it not brought up when the bill was first introduced.

The bottom line is that this has nothing to do with a technicality.

The reason this bill is being stalled is because many of the other Representatives believe that 9/11 is a New York problem and they are also concerned that because the bill covers residents and workers of lower Manhattan that it may raise the issues of health care for some undocumented residents.

And the administration does not what to address these issues so they would rather turn their backs on 9/11 victims.

We have raised these issues numerous times (see links below) but our appeals went unanswered.

We yearn for the days when decisions were made on the facts and not because of political ideals.

You would have thought that after the vote in Massachusetts that president would be more aware that people are growing wary of broken promises.

For too long candidates have treated campaign promises like New Yearís Resolutions, unrealistic and usually discarded after a month.

We deserve better. We demand better.

We will never forget and will continue to fight for all those impacted by 9/11.

Mr. President this is not the change we were promised.

And if your administration thinks we are kidding just wait till the next election

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