Okay, I missed this when it came out, then. Work has been crazy lately and I have only now caught up with politics today (calling my Senators... not that it did us any good, sadly)
If someone has a link as to why this is a bad bill I would like to see it.
“If someone has a link as to why this is a bad bill I would like to see it.”
There is no such link because this is not a bad bill. This bill is pretty much picking up the slack where union and city benefits end. Some of these workers are being laid off and losing health benefits since they are jeapordizing city and union health plans due to high payouts. They are also being denied disability and families being denied work related death benefits because it is hard to distinguish lung cancer caused by 9/11 toxins from lung cancer from other causes (genetic, environmental, etc).
This bill basically keeps 9/11 responder’s families from going bankrupt as they watch their fathers, sons, grandfathers and grandsons slowly die. The 9/11 responders are dying slow deaths caused by 9/11 toxins and no legislation will stop that. What this bill will do is give those dying responders peace of mind knowing their wives and children will not be out of their house and their savings by the time they breathe their last.
We as a nation owe this bill to them the same way we owe logistics and engineer soldiers in a war zone our support for putting their health on the line to clean up the mess of a battlefield, in this case the battlefield being ground zero.