Dear editor:

In 2001, the Republicans vowed their everlasting fidelity to the “First Responders.”

Dear editor:
In 2001, the Republicans vowed their everlasting fidelity to the “First Responders.”

Those men and women who charged into horrific conditions with one thought of saving as many as possible, completely ignoring their own mortality. Then, after the buildings crumbled, their survivors worked endlessly sifting through the rubble hunting for victims and their remains. Now, they are paying the price of their heroism, with deteriorating health and psychological conditions, and dwindling finances.

The Democrats are offering what little help that’s within our means to give, but the Party of “No” is showing their true character, or lack of same.

On Dec. 9, the Republicans killed a bill in the Senate aimred to assist financially those suffering from their action on 9/11. Apparently, giving tax breaks to the wealth has a higher priority to the Party of “No” than showing gratitude to those who truly deserve help.

Pat Roberts was one of 41 Republicans who voted against the bill. He once told me in a letter that he is a Marine, yet, this Marine is willling to leave or 9/11 heroes behind; to him, it’s too costly.

So far, Pat and his cronies have shown their contempt for the unemployed, increases for people on Social Security, the safety of coal miners, and now the First Responders. I wonder how many other segments of our society they wil leave behind to satisfy those that need nothing because they already have it all?

Tom Davis
Girard