Paul Ryan Meets With Oak Creek First Responders
Vice presidential candidate U.S. Rep. Paul Ryan had lunch at Oak Creek Fire Department headquarters Tuesday to mark the anniversary of 9/11, according to media reports.
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#1 Sep 11, 2012
Paul Ryan was among those Republicans voting against providing coverage to the 9/11 heroes. He voted against it in July 2010. He voted against it in September 2010. He didn't vote against final passage in December 2010 because he's already skipped town for the holiday break. But when Congress reconvened in January, he gave a floor statement saying that he would have voted against it, again.
Ryan explained in a floor statement that he would have opposed the final passage vote, too, calling the bill deeply flawed. He also complained that it would create a new health care entitlement, the World Trade Center Health Program, while also extending eligibility for compensation under the September 11th Victim Compensation Fund of 2001.
If Paul Ryan speaks today in remembrance of the heroes and the victims of 9/11, remember that Ryan doesn't think that those heroes and the people living through the prolonged horror of what happened at Ground Zero deserve anything from their government.
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