Opposition to the Zadroga 9/11 Health and Compensation bill was despicable enough, but you can’t get any lower than Senator Jim DeMint who didn’t want to work on the bill around the Christmas holiday because doing so would be, to use the word dimwit DeMint used, “sacrilegious”. The bill is named after James Zadroga, an NYPD detective who died January 5, 2006 of respiratory disease attributed to his rescue work at ground zero.
The Zadroga bill provides desperately needed health care and compensation for 9/11 workers for five years
A New York City firefighter who recently appeared with Jon Stewart on the “Daily Show” said he was unaware of any firefighters who refuse to answer calls on religious holidays.
Makes one wonder exactly what rescue services DeMint might expect or condone were his house to catch fire on, well, Christmas.
However, if DeMint’s home were ever to catch fire on Christmas, his beliefs should be respected. Let it burn.