Excuse me for being a spoilsport once again and not jumping on the blame the republicans bandwagon, but it seems pretty obvious to me that if somebody says we are not going to do anything until we address x and y and then the only thing the other somebodies offer up is z, they are doing so knowing full well that z is not going to be looked at. It is very cynical and manipulative, and any idiot should be able to see this.
Well any idiot beside those employed in our messed up media, and Jon Stewart, who is revealing himself to be a proper party propagandist, rather disappointing, if you ask me. I have to think of the saying "Power Corrupts" and "Absolute Power Corrupts Absolutely" - there was no party affiliation attached to this little bit of wisdom. The media was supposed to be our weapon against corruption, not a cheerleader for their favorite team.
That said, the rather pressing issue remains of taking care of those who took care of us on September 11, 2001 and the days, weeks, months and years that followed. Since our government has proven once again it is utterly useless - all of them - not just one party, I propose we the people form our own shadow government and fund this puppy with our own money.
Here is what I am willing to do: If someone can create a private trust with the sole purpose of providing medical assistance to 911 responders, I will tax myself an extra $1,000 as my contribution to this cause. The trust should be created with all the appropriate safeguards against theft and abuse, and in no way shape or form be part of any government entity. I would do it myself, but I have no idea how one goes about this.
Whoever you are, trust creator, please don't dilly dally, this is an urgent matter for those sickened from the cleanup, and who knows how long I will manage to keep my $1,000 in the bank.