9/11 First Responders Bill Vs. Bush Tax Cuts: By the Numbers

Earlier in the week the Senate rejected a move by Democrats to move forward with the bill to help the first responders to 9/11 who have ill become due to their service at ground zero.

Like everything else in the broken Senate, 60 yes votes were needed. The move received 57 YAY and 42 NAY.

Then, the Senate went ahead and passed the Tax Compromise deal with a whopping 80 plus votes. Jon Stewart already did a nice job of declaring Republicans special relationship with 9/11 over last night.

 Specifically, I am asking: Where is Rudy?

And just because I need help visualizing it; here’s a cost comparison with the $858 billion in Tax Cuts in purple and $7.6 billion for 9/11 healthcare costs in blue…



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4 Responses

  1. Jon Stewart did a number on them…damn.

    Not entirely sold on the new bill “fixing” the problems with the last one, but in comparison with the hulking tax cut deal it just seems hypocritical…

  2. good graph, shows where priorities are.

  3. […] that turned the tide in the Senate  to get the bill past–still, I think it was my 9/11 First Responders Bill Vs. Tax Cuts graph!  Either way, glad it got passed (albeit a smaller […]

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