Thursday, August 5, 2010

Overheard at Booth One

- I heard today that the House tried to pass a bill to pay out a billion dollars to cover the health care costs of the police and firefighters who got sick after working ground zero on 911.

- Did it pass?

- Nope. Republicans killed it. Said it was a waste of money. Said these guys were freeloaders wanting to sponge off the system from cradle to grave.

- Uh, isn't that a little hypocritical? I mean, these the same guys who've been living off the memory of 911 for the last ten years? Using it to subsidize their wars and bank profiteering?

- Same guys.

- Hm. And we keep reelecting them?

- Somebody does, apparently.

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