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Jon Stewart rebukes Congress over 9/11 fund

Jon Stewart rebukes Congress over 9/11 fund

Comedian Jon Stewart scolded Congress Tuesday for failing to ensure that a victims’ compensation fund set up after the 9/11 attacks never runs out of money. Stewart called out lawmakers for failing to attend a hearing on a bill to ensure the fund can pay benefits for the next 70 years. Stewart added the sparse attendance by lawmakers was ’an embarrassment to the country’.

Milkshake 1 year

Regardless of moronic foreign politics which caused 9/11 to happen, the debate and fire surrounding it, and the various Butterfly Effects from it, responders constitute an unrelated and separate category of unaligned people whose only interest and responsibility is to save lives with no regard for what those souls look like or how they think, and by using means where the only blood being shed to save lives is their own and nobody else's. To politicize them and play games with the lives and deaths of these people and their families, especially in the event where they have proven themselves and their mettle by not cowering, is a travesty of such proportions that i'd be inclined to publicly accuse the figures playing these games of high treason against the Demos.

Daniel McEwen
Daniel McEwen 1 year

On on board with Jon Stewart here. It is shameful that these men and women shouldn't be cared for. But isn't this the same with war veterans?

Jackie 1 year

most of the panel's 14 members failed to show up. "Sick and dying, they brought themselves down here to speak and no one," Stewart said. "Shameful, it's an embarrassment to the country and a stain on this institution. You should be ashamed of yourselves for those who aren't here but you won't be because accountability doesn't appear to be something that occurs in this chamber." Advertisement Becoming tearful, he continued: "Where are they? It would be one thing if their callous indifference and rank hypocrisy was benign, but it's not. "Their indifference cost these men and women their most valuable commodity, time, the one thing they're running out of."

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