September 30, 2010 in Campaigning
HERE’S A PIE FOR SAM JOHNSON’S PIE HOLE. HE CLAIMS HE IS A HERO. SOME HERO!
Help elect a real hero of the people. Go to John Lingenfelder’s website (Johnson’s Democratic opponent) and help Lingenfelder retire Sam Johnson by signing Johnson’s retirement card and contributing as much as you can to John Lingenfelder’s campaign. HELP RETIRE REPUBLICANS LIKE SAM JOHNSON WHO VOTE AGAINST HEROES.
Please contribute and ask everyone you know to post this on their Facebook wall. Even if you can only give $10 you can help defeat Republican cowards like Sam Johnson
Sam Johnson doesn’t have any qualms about playing his 50 year old hero card every single election over the past 20 years but when it comes time to vote for heroes of this century he is the typical self-serving stingy me-first rich Republican. SAY NO TO THE PARTY OF NO!
You are no hero Sam Johnson!
Voting for the second time on the measure, the House of Representatives approved by a 268-160 vote Wednesday a $7 billion health bill for first responders who fell ill at the World Trade Center site, more than nine years after the September 11th terrorist attacks. The vote was 268 to 160, with 17 Republicans joining Democrats in support of the bill. Opposing the measure were 157 Republicans and three Democrats.
The House first failed to pass the bill with a two-thirds majority in July and Sam Johnson voted against the bill then but the latest passage only required a simple majority.
Republicans attempted to derail the vote on the legislation by trying to send it back to committee for amendments. That effort failed, and the bill was passed without amendments.
Supporters said the aid was critical for first responders at the World Trade Center site who grew sick after they were exposed to toxins released after the collapse of the Twin Towers.
“This is not a New York issue, our nation was attacked and those who are suffering come from all 50 states, and 428 of the 435 congressional districts nationwide — nearly every member of Congress — has constituents who lost their health because of the attacks,” said Democratic Manhattan-Queens Congresswoman Carolyn Maloney, one of the bill’s sponsors.
“The EPA, despite ample evidence to the contrary, kept falsely proclaiming that the air was safe to breathe. It wasn’t,” said Democratic Manhattan-Brooklyn Congressman Jerrold Nadler, another sponsor of the bill. “The terrorists caused an environmental catastrophe but the federal government compounded the damage by telling people that the environment was safe when it wasn’t, and now thousands of people are sick and in need of special care. We have a moral obligation to treat those who became ill, and that’s what this bill is all about.”
“The toxins are in their blood. All of that now is coming forward,” said Republican Long Island Congressman Peter King, another sponsor of the bill. “You see people in the prime of life — 40, 50 years old, people who run marathons, people who were in the peak of shape — dying slowly in front of us.”