9-11 First Responders Were Employees Too!

I have been following the story of Jon Stewart and how he is attempting to get a bill passed by Congress to address the health issues of the first responders who save thousands of lives on 9-11.  He got the bill passed five years ago by shaming Congress but now it is up for renewal.  The thing to remember is that these people were employees doing their job no matter what the risk to themselves.  Payroll professionals should get behind Jon Stewart and demand that Congress help these American employees with the 9/11 related illnesses they are not only facing on a daily basis but dying from.  The bill, James Zadroga 9/11 Health and Compensation Act is being held up for purely spiteful political reasons.  I don’t care if you are a republican, a democrat or an independent.  We should not be playing politics with employee’s lives who risked everything, including their own life, to save others.  Stewart is urging people to use the hashtag #WorstResponders to contact congressional representatives on both sides of the aisle.  Tell your representative and senator to pass the bill now.

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