Bush adds limited funding for 9/11 victims to federal budget

Bush's budget proposes adding 9/11 health funds
Source: Associated Press

WASHINGTON: The Bush administration plans to keep funding health programs for sick ground zero workers, enough to keep the effort alive at least through 2007, New York lawmakers said Tuesday.

New York Rep. Vito Fossella, a Republican, said the administration next week will propose spending at least $25 million more to fund a Sept. 11-related health care program at Mount Sinai Medical Center in Manhattan and a related effort for New York firefighters.

"It's a breakthrough," said Fossella. "For the first time in the federal budget there will be a down payment to provide for funding for continued treatment and monitoring for 9/11 responders who need our help."

Word of the new money comes a day before Bush is due to speak in New York City about the economy, and sick Sept. 11 workers plan a rally timed to the visit. It is also a week before Bush offers his budget proposal to the U.S. Congress.

New York lawmakers have spent years lobbying for funding to support ground zero workers suffering from health problems. New York Rep. Carolyn Maloney, a Manhattan Democrat, called the move "long overdue," adding that the health programs should treat "all those exposed and affected."


I was...

Talking to John Feal about this, and he said it was a joke compared to what they really need. It should be more like $50Billion.

"We've been offered a unique opportunity and we must not let this moment pass."

— George W. Bush - State Of The Union Address - January 29th, 2002


Why not just send them each a Hallmark card instead?

In Illinois

All families which have had a child get a Hallmark card from the Governor wishing them congrats and telling them to get their child vaccinated.

Wonder how much that program costs?
Ignorance is NOT Bliss

Who knows what they saw

Bush wants all first responders to die.... less witnesses to speak at his trial

"Bush doesn't care about good people"
Ignorance is NOT Bliss

Agreed, this is the classic "do something so we can say we're

doing something without really doing anything" ploy.

Sickening and pathetic.

How's that $1.9 billion package doing?

Keep up the great work, Mr. Gold.

I hope that you and yours are well.

The truth shall set us free. Love is the only way forward.


Is some local news coverage of Mr. Borja's funeral.

Click Here

They are not giving his family benefits because the Government says he didn't die in the line of duty. Shameful.

"We've been offered a unique opportunity and we must not let this moment pass."

— George W. Bush - State Of The Union Address - January 29th, 2002


Terror police 'found 9/11 speech'

Tuesday, January 30, 2007

A speech by al-Qaeda leader Osama Bin Laden was found at a London flat used by the alleged 21 July plotters to make rucksack bombs, a court has heard.
The November 2004 speech addressed the American people on the "causes" of the 9/11 terrorist attacks in the US.