You want 9/11 first responders to know that before they get their chemo money for the cancer they got sifting through World Trade Center rubble in hopes of helping to identify those we lost in the attack, you have one, just last tiny loose end to tie up: we just have to make sure you’re not a terrorist.
… You want billions in bank bailout money? You get that without being cross-checked against the terrorist watch list. The only thing they wanna know in that case is, ‘Did you start the financial meltdown in the first place?’ ‘Cause if you did, here’s your fucking money!
…What kind of Republican Congressman from Florida Cliff Stearns would put a piece-of-shit amendment like this in the Zadroga (9/11 first responders health) bill? (Beat.) I’m being told that its Republican Congressman Cliff Stearns.” —
JON STEWART, lambasting the “Literal Insult to Injury Amendment” to the James Zadroga 9/11 Health & Compensation Act, on The Daily Show.
An amendment sponsored by a Republican, natch.
What. The. Fuck.(via missgingerlee)