You Have To Help Us, President Obama, Says 9/11 Survivors

Considering he said he would, it's the least he could do. - Jon


BY Michael Mcauliff

WASHINGTON - Widows and survivors of 9/11 are demanding President Obama stand with sick responders - and champion a stalled congressional measure to help them.

Named after NYPD Detective James Zadroga, who died from inhaling toxins, the bill would pay for the treatment of Ground Zero responders and workers sickened by their post-Sept. 11 service.

But it's been stuck in Congress over fears about its cost.

After eight years, the people who responded to the worst terror attacks on American soil are getting tired of waiting while more of them die, and have written Obama demanding he act.

"Their deaths have left a void in our families and have left us wondering why our country, and you, Mr. President, have not done more to help the heroes of 9/11," the letter says.

The President, it notes, backed the legislation as a senator running for the White House.

"Since that time, we have heard nothing from you on this issue, and we are deeply disappointed," the letter adds.

The White House made no promises on Wednesday, but pointed out Obama signed into law a national day of service to honor 9/11.

"The President deeply supports our 9/11 heroes and their families and he met with several families earlier this year to offer his condolences and ensure they had an open line of communication to the White House," a spokeswoman said.

Construction worker John Feal, a signer of the letter who lost half of his left foot at Ground Zero, said he hasn't heard back, but he's more concerned about the legislation moving.

"I voted for the guy," said Feal. "I don't want it to be lip service. I want him to have the same passion for human life that he had for Cash for Clunkers and bailouts for banks."

Sponsors of the bill in the House had hoped to have it passed in time for next week's grim anniversary.

The meeting...

That took place with the families was later used as the justification for sending more troops to Afghanistan, and 9/11 Family Member Kristen Breitweiser said that during the "White House meeting in February between President Obama and victims’ families, the president told her that he was willing to make the pages public (regarding the 28 redacted pages of the JICI). But she said she had not heard from the White House since then."

Do these people deserve to know how and why their loved ones were murdered? Do we deserve to know how and why 9/11 happened?

posted on FB-slammed for my take on Obama's lack of action

Im so glad this was in the news. Like I say on John Feals' FB page--i think it may help put pressure on Obama to champion the cause.
I posted this on my FB page and unfortunately I was kinda ridiculed for taking a tone and being confrontational with the pres! All because i said lipservice does these guys no good--honoring them with action is what is needed. Geezo people!

fox news--attacking Obama Truther

earlier on fox news i heard them talking about Van Jones---Obama admin member--they were blasting him for calling soem republicans as*holes back in Feb. apparently he has since apologized. Anyway, they have found out that he is a 911 truther and are questioning his charcter because of that and other political action he has taken that can be seen as radical. On there is a pic of him that reads "A 911 Truther too?.
Just thought Id share as i'm sure this will get blown up real big and they will question his patriotism and ask him to be replaced. Think waht you will about Obama, but this is a truther on his staff that is being questioned about his political "radicalism".

A truther, really?

This is the first I've ever heard of anyone in the Obama administration being a 9/11 truther. Interesting if true. But let's hope this isn't a case of preparing someone to be used to misrepresent 9/11 truth to the wider public. Remember that controversy a few years back over Ward Churchill's comments about 9/11 truth? It had nothing to do with critiquing the official story--and it sparked a media controversy which served to divert attention from all the problems with the official story. I wouldn't want any kind of scenario like that to play out again.


OK, now I've read the more recent post about the statement he signed, and understand better.