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Sept. 11 rescuers deserve to know the whole truth

September 1, 2011 Comments off

seacoastonline.com

Many of us read with both astonishment and anger recently that 90,000 firefighters, peace officers, construction workers and volunteers — including those who ran toward the burning buildings during the Sept. 11 attack to rescue survivors — will not be allowed at the 10-year Ground Zero Commemoration. Of course, presidents Barack Obama and George W. Bush will be present to make big speeches in front of the cameras, as will politicians from New York, New Jersey and Connecticut.

Worse, according to the Huffington Post, emergency responders who do not go through a terrorism background check would be denied treatment for cancer and other ailments under the James Zadroga 9/11 Health And Compensation Law.

“It’s comical at best, and I think it’s an insult to Read more…