Source:The New Democrat
“Former late night host and 9/11 first responders advocate Jon Stewart chokes up and slams Congress over health care for the 9/11 first responders during the hearing for reauthorizing the 9/11 victim compensation fund. ”
With all due respect to Jon Stewart: who I believe is one of the best political satirists of his generation and if he were a late night talk show host right, I believe he would be the best and the most popular, but telling Congress to do their jobs, is like telling a death row inmate to personally escort himself to the death house and put the needle in his arm, and the leave the doors open so he can escape from the prison.
Telling politicians to do what’s not in the best political interest, is like telling your dog not to eat the potato chips that you left on the floor for him, why would they do that, especially when they represent people who continually reelect them, aren’t aware of how unproductive at their expense that they are, or simply don’t care even though they’re paying for their un-productivity. Even when something is obviously the right thing to do like compensating 9/11 responders and financing the care and benefits to our military veterans things that are very popular and benefits that taxpayers owe these people, Congress sits on their fat, overpaid asses and does nothing, if it doesn’t personally benefit them in their own district or state, or maybe a fringe in their party doesn’t want them do to those things.
Jon Stewart, could’ve been speaking to a full house on Tuesday in that House committee hearing room and he still would’ve been speaking to an empty room as far as the people hearing him that would actually say: “you know, Jon Stewart is right: we should take care of the benefits of our first responders and do that right now.” Congress right now, is made up of primarily careerists who are in public office to stay there or get promoted to the next office. Not to do their jobs, which is to represent their constituents like people who gave their lives and health to protect innocent Americans during the 9/11 attacks in 2001. And they can get away with it, because they keep getting reelected.