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Comments from feedback form - "What illnesses could and have ..."

What illnesses could and have been contracted by the workers who where near ground zero.

98.170.194.60 (talk)06:13, 7 January 2011
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I personally know numerous responders who now suffer cancer and/or severe COPD, diagnosed and documented (through the federal WTC responder health monitoring program) as directly resulting from exposure to the aftermath of 9/11. They are lucky. There are many others with worse ailments and many who have already passed.

SteadmanTech (talk · contribs)19:46, 4 February 2011
 

Big Government

This is just another BIG GOVERNMENT IN-TITLEMENT Program! I don't want BIG GOVERNMENT in MY medicine Cabinet! Repeal THIS BILL!! 9/11 wrokers aren't special!! Our government should be keeping an eye on the dangerous socialist left-wing hippies who try to get these bills passed. They're the real threat to our capitolist republic!

67.142.172.26 (talk)19:06, 6 January 2011

I personally know numerous 9/11 responders who were directly told by US government officials on the scene that the air was safe to breathe, they did not need the air respirators (which had no filters at the time) and that they should continue working in that environment. They were lied to and now each of these responders suffers chronic and life threatening respiratory illnesses as a result.

This bill you are so speaking out against provides critical and expensive medical support for these individuals and many others in even worse circumstances resulting from their response to 9/11.

These are NOT individuals who are eligible for support from NYS or NYC sources that goes to NYPD, FDNY or victim families. They have no other support and the resulting costs would likely bankrupt many of these families.

They were deceived about the safety of the environment and told to continue with their work. It's bad enough they now suffer physical ailments as a result of their response in time of emergency. They should not be expected to suffer a second round of injury through financial devastation to boot.

24.24.86.189 (talk)19:42, 4 February 2011
 

Comments from feedback form - "What are the procurement contr..."

What are the procurement contracts. What person(s)developed, supported or were against this bill? "Yesterday" in the first sentence should be replaced with Monday, January 3, 2011 since it didn't occur on monday.

98.170.194.60 (talk)06:11, 7 January 2011

Comments from feedback form - "It would be more complete if a..."

It would be more complete if a link to the actual bill was included. Thanks you.

64.208.230.145 (talk)11:56, 5 January 2011

Done Thanks for the suggestion.

Tom Morris (talk)07:27, 6 January 2011