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FDNY firefighters on Jon Stewart’s 9/11 hearing about The history
A hero firefighter who responded to the World Trade Center on 9/11, pushed back on concerns about the fiscal impact of the promotion of victim compensation.
Firefighter Frank Licata praised the comedian Jon Stewart, the statements in front of a house sub-Committee and Martha MacCallum said on “The story” in case of emergency on the budgetary consequences, is unfounded.
“The other thing that we have heard, unfortunately, yesterday was the dollar amount that we will pay a $22 trillion deficit at this time and for the future,” who is it? ” and ” how will you pay for this?’,” Licata said.
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“I can just say this is where we want to plant the flag of the fiscal year, restriction? We want to plant on the hill of the victim compensation fund?”
He and the other first-Responder-accession MacCallum Wednesday agreed with retired FDNY firefighter Patrick Heffernan, Stewart said, “did a great job.”
Stewart blasted lawmakers who skipped hearing, called the event “an embarrassment for the country and it is a stain on this institution” of Congress.
Licata added to concerns about fraud in the program are also unfounded.
He pointed to his own father, who worked in Lower Manhattan and was diagnosed attack with several forms of cancer in the years after the terrorist.
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The fireman said his father, delayed the application to the Fund, but met a lot of safeguards against fraud in the application.
“He never had the feeling of how he should have felt a part of her because he always, as a me a first was the responder it for me,” said Licata.
“The tires that he had to jump over, and deservedly, to check everything he has been through. So I think that people worrying about fraud is misleading, because it is so hard. You have so many moving parts to fraudulent claims.”