An important opinion piece from the New York Times, published this morning.
An Unpaid Debt
I don't subscribe to the "all firemen and all police officers are heroes" stuff, but the first responders who, without blinking an eye rushed to ground zero to save lives are heroes. The very least this country should do for them is to insure that they receive the medical care they deserve for their acts of heroism.
The United States Senate should get off its collective ass and pass this important piece of legislation. Politicians like to talk about "honoring heroes" when they are stumping for re-election or posturing for the media, but talk is cheap...healthcare is not.
Worried about how to pay for this? Let's get the money from the Saudi Arabian government, as they spawned the vast majority of the 9/11 killers.