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  1. soxfan
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    by soxfan » Jul 17, 2019
    Just blocked the 9-11 first responders bill.
     
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  2. Matata
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    by Matata » Jul 17, 2019
    He was quoted in one article saying that he blocked it because he didn't want to see any money spent if there weren't cuts elsewhere. Perhaps he should be speaking with trump about the tax cuts for the rich and the millions spent on trump's golf trips
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  3. lovedogs
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    by lovedogs » Jul 17, 2019
    I despise him. He is horrible, and a raging idiot.
     
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  4. Tekate
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    by Tekate » Jul 17, 2019
    Libertarians make me sick.
     
    


    


  5. Calliecake
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    by Calliecake » Jul 17, 2019
    But it’s fine to waste millions of dollars a year on golf.

    Every damn day they do something awful.
     
  6. soxfan
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    by soxfan » Jul 17, 2019
    Where is his neighbor when you need him? :think:
     
  7. Calliecake
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    by Calliecake » Jul 17, 2019
    Just remember, the same Rand Paul voted for a $1 trillion tax cut for corporations.
     
  8. Karl_K
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    by Karl_K » Jul 17, 2019
    No he didn't block the bill its still up for consideration and will be passed before the term is up.
    He just blocked one of the fast track routes to passing it so it actually has to be discussed, you know the job of the senate to discuss and pass bills.
     
  9. monarch64
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    by monarch64 » Jul 18, 2019
    I thought he died. Oh wait, that was Ross Perot.
     
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  10. soxfan
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    by soxfan » Jul 18, 2019
    Then maybe they should DO THEIR JOB. Can you think of ANY other bill that so desperately needs to be "fast=tracked?" It's a sad day when Conservative republicans actually defend Rand Paul and Bill Lee over this.

    Remember 9-11? Or did you forget??
     
    


    


  11. Karl_K
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    by Karl_K » Jul 18, 2019
    I never forget.
    I believe that all of the fast tracks should be outlawed and all bills should go through the whole process.
     
  12. soxfan
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    by soxfan » Jul 18, 2019
    Unfortunately, many of them don't have time to wait.
     
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  14. Calliecake
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    by Calliecake » Jul 18, 2019

    @Karl_K , Most people facing life threatening illnesses don’t the luxury of time. These people put their lives on the line to help their fellow Americans.


    I’m waiting for someone to come up with a sign that says Elect Rand Paul’s Neighbor.
     
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  15. partgypsy
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    by partgypsy » Jul 18, 2019
    Of course it is a Libertarian who has an objection to fast tracking legislation, when it is Libertarians who always complain about big government being too slow, inefficient, unresponsive. Makes sense.
     
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  16. AGBF
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    by AGBF » Jul 18, 2019
    No exceptions? Even for dying first responders? Why do you have to be so doctrinaire? They wouldn't wait to help you.
     
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  17. Karl_K
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    by Karl_K » Jul 18, 2019
    As far as I am aware the program is paying out right now.
    I also recall there was a lot of fraud that I would hope they are cracking down on.
     
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  18. soxfan
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    by soxfan » Jul 18, 2019

    There was NO fraud! Jon Stewart talked at length about that. Where did you did your information? OMG You literally just spread fake news.
     
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  19. soxfan
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    by soxfan » Jul 18, 2019
    Can you IMAGINE what you'd be saying if it were a Democratic Senate that didn't pass this? OF course not...
     
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    by AV_ » Jul 18, 2019
    Noticing: this man is alone - his are gesturings, not politics...
     
  21. Karl_K
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    by Karl_K » Jul 18, 2019
    Fake news? I knew I remembered hearing about it and a quick google search confirmed it.
    https://abcnews.go.com/US/york-cops-firefighters-massive-911-fraud-indictment/story?id=21445783
    https://www.nytimes.com/2003/04/11/nyregion/more-arrests-made-in-9-11-fraud-cases.html
    https://www.cbsnews.com/news/nyc-sees-fraud-in-some-9-11-health-claims/
    https://www.usatoday.com/story/news...rity-fraud-scheme-testimony-congress/4521071/
    https://www.firerescue1.com/9-11/ar...o-posed-as-9-11-firefighter-jailed-for-fraud/
     
  22. Bonfire
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    by Bonfire » Jul 18, 2019
    THIS!! I’m the mother of a beautiful paramedic/first responder. She’s my hero everyday! :clap:
     
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    by AGBF » Jul 18, 2019
    They are my heroes, too, Bonfire. Kiss and hug your daughter for me!

    Deb :wavey:
     
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    by Calliecake » Jul 18, 2019
    @Bonfire, Your daughter should be EVERYONE’S hero every day! Please tell your daughter thank you.
     
  26. Bonfire
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    by Bonfire » Jul 18, 2019
    @AGBF, @Calliecake, Thank you both for your sweet words! I’m so proud of her! She fought hard against this male dominated field to get where she is. Warning, bragging moment. She graduated top in her class, with plenty of push back from her male peers. All first responders are our hero's. They deserve our gratitude and reverence.
     
  27. Bonfire
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    by Bonfire » Jul 29, 2019
    The bill to extended the victim’s compensation fund for the 9/11 first responders was signed today! FINALLY!
    This is a victory for all first responders.
     
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    by Calliecake » Jul 29, 2019
    It’s a much deserved victory!
     
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