Beltway Spin Podcasts

Wednesday, December 22, 2010

Ground Zero Workers Visit Coburn's Office To Beg Him To Lift Hold On 9/11 Responders Bill

Republican Senator Tom Coburn still has a hold on the 9/11 Responders Bill, therefore preventing the bill from being voting on in the US Senate. Actual ground zero workers went to Coburn's office in Washington to plead their case. Unfortunately, it appears to have fallen on death ears. Odd that the television media has never once provided the real reason Senate Republicans are blocking this bill? Instead, the corporate media has merely gone with the Republican talking points of the cost of the bill as the reason for the obstruction. The real reason Republicans are blocking the bill is that the Senate Democrats are paying for the 9/11 Responders Bill in full by closing tax loopholes that currently allow US corporations, who are hiding their money offshore, to not be taxed on that money. Closing this loophole would mean the US corporations would have to pay taxes on the money they are currently hiding offshore.


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