Enough is enough, huh?

So…get this one. Democratic Representatives Anthony Weiner and Jerrold Nadler (party affiliation is of no importance to this comment, or for that matter, in my opinion, for any story involving a politician, because whether Democrat or Republican, they don’t actually represent anyone but themselves…but that’s a rant for another time) offered legislation that would redirect the $50 million “bounty” on bin Laden to groups that provide services for those families as well as first responders and survivors of the 2001 terror attack. Wow! Another way to reward those that happened to be either in the wrong place at the wrong time, or were doing their job, just like they do every day.

Now, before condemning me as callous, pitiless, and without an appreciation gene–I feel very sorry for anyone hurt or killed, whether family, friend, or acquaintance, in the 2001 attack. I also admire, revere, and appreciate the work the first responders, whether firefighters, doctors, nurses, ambulance drivers, police, or anyone else assisting in those efforts, did that horrendous day. Where I have a problem, is making people rich or substantially financially better off because they were in a building at a certain time or were doing what they typically do. Let’s face it, soldiers have been killed for years and years and no one, including our government, rewards them with hundreds of thousands of dollars, college education funds, healthcare, new houses…the list goes on. Come on! People die every day without insurance. That’s unfortunate and financially unwise; however, until September 11, 2001, I am unaware of anyone suggesting that taxpayers make things right by spending tons of money on the same people that made the choice to not get sufficient life insurance or save for their children’s college.

And what about Reps. Weiner and Nadler? Can they think of no one else this “surplus” money might help? How about the dozens of child protection agencies that daily struggle to protect those too young to protect themselves, and find it difficult with insufficient funding; or the groups trying to help the disabled be productive citizens and lead satisfying and rewarding lives; or health organizations saddled with bureaucracy while they try to help those with Alzheimer’s, brain tumors, liver disease, Parkinson’s disease, Diabetes, Lupus, MS, and ALS, to name a very few; or the homeless epidemic; or hunger in a country that pays farmers to not grow crops; or suicide prevention; or battered women. No. These two bozos want to provide more support for a group that, while deserving, have already been helped a lot.

But, then, this should come as no surprise. Mr. Weiner and Mr. Nadler are representatives from the state of–you guessed it–New York. Could it just possibly be that these two are simply attempting to buy votes?

I’m just saying…

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