in the vicinityVideoJon Stewart joins push on Capitol Hill for a permanent Fund for compensation for 9/11 first responders
Jon Stewart is not to joke when it comes to help the right financing, 9/11 responders and their families continue to deal with the ongoing damage of America’s most terrible terrorist attack.
The former “Daily Show” host told “America’s Newsroom” to those who still suffer, for their heroic deeds “to earn our attention.”
“We don’t want to be the 9/11 community and the first response to your question under the carpet or ignored, swept,” said Stewart.
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“These men and women who have suffered major illnesses because of their heroic work to ‘Ground Zero’, during 9/11 and during the months that had passed, and they deserve our attention.”
Stewart is in Washington, DC with John, a 9/11 demolition supervisor, to support the “Never the hero” Fund Act Forget.
The bipartisan legislation would ensure that all first responders and survivors who were injured or diseases, received by this day, your full compensation are ill.
The 9/11 victim compensation Fund announced earlier this month that they are out of money and ran and were cut payments by as much as 50 and 70 percent.
“I have 181 funerals. The pain, the struggle, the struggle is real”, This co-presenter Sandra Miller said.
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“When this came into force, the discussions are on, ” Now I have gas in the car or I’ll make the food on the table? I keep a roof over my head, or I’ll pay for the utilities?’
“This is real and this political effect is disastrous for the 9/11 community.”
“That was a struggle. It is not something that you have not used, but it is something I find… It is ruthless. It can’t continue,” Stewart added.
“We can’t force the men and women who so heroically went down to ‘Ground Zero’ and remained there for 9, 10 months of interruption to your life as well. We can you don’t have to fight to force for more.”
Both men took advantage of the opportunity to Express Congress, this was their opportunity, one of America’s terrible moments into a positive one.
“The Congress has a chance… I think, the Congress and the Senate need this more than anything together, how we said it 18 years ago,” This. “You can be in our worst day, our worst weeks and our worst months. Above all, our worst 18 years since and to come together and make Congress’s “finest hour”.
“This is a national disgrace and crisis,” said Stewart. “You have to step up.”