Wednesday, November 16, 2005

Compassion Overflows

I guess it is not too surprising but here is another example of GOP compassionate conservatism. Bush and Congress are reneging on part of the promise of aid to NY for the care of 9/11 first responders.

WASHINGTON - Congressional budget negotiators have decided to take back $125 million in Sept. 11 aid from New York, which had fought to keep the money to treat sick and injured ground zero workers, lawmakers said Tuesday.
The tug-of-war over the $125 million began earlier this year when the White House proposed taking the money back because the state had not yet spent it.
Put this relatively small amount of money in contrast to the 2 BILLION dollars we are spending per day in Iraq and you get the full measure of the slap to New York.
Keep the picture of the Chimperor standing at ground zero pledging whatever it will take to help NY respond to get the full effect.

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