Jon Stewart slams lawmakers for failing to extend 9/11 first responder fund


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Published: 3 months ago
Jon Stewart is known for his punchlines. But he took a far more serious tone when addressing lawmakers about the need to reauthorize the 9/11 Victim Compensation Fund. Nancy Cordes reports.

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Oh for God's sakes can't you get the message from elected officials; The next time they cry out that they need people for disaster the truth is you're on your own unless you want to make a full-time career of begging for handouts.
Now everybody get out of my way cuz I got to buy more stocks in pharmacy companies that rape the American public.
Maybe I'll send Congress a little bit of money thanking them for this sweet deal.

3 months ago

this guy is absolutely corrected, Congress should be answering to the people and why are they bring up 9/11 which happens almost decade ago

3 months ago

Just wondering----congress authorized $4.3 billion to cover first responders and extended it to cover them thru 2090,so what happened? Did they use up the money? $4 billion dollars for medical bills? Wow.......

3 months ago

2.7MILLION TO RESEARCH RATTLE SNAKE VENOM...

3 months ago

CBS

This was a NINE MINUTE speech.
YOU gave it less than THREE.

3 months ago

God bless our 9/11 first responders. Never forget isn't enough, never abandon them.

3 months ago

Congress' weak response is, "Well, we have a $22 trillion debt to pay off." Okay. So when is that gonna happen? You and your cronies keep spending more than is brought in and most of that is wasted on military spending on projects that don't even work properly and probably never will. $5 billion is a pretty small drop in that bucket. In addition, if you knew how to manage money properly, there wouldn't be a debt and there would be plenty of extra to fully fund that program. So the whole lot of Congress is committing treason (intentional long-term damage to the future of the U.S.) and they are terrible financial planners. Stop voting your party line and start voting for people who can actually do the job.

3 months ago

Health care is a human right NOT a pillager. "No American should face financial ruin because of a health issue." Thank you Jon.

3 months ago

CBS please always make sure to get a dig in to Republicans...with comment on McConnell at the end. Why I don’t watch the network anymore.

3 months ago

Janno_O well said. I thought about that when I made the statement.

3 months ago

Yet you did this time. Also the fact you got mad because the network digged towards a party rather than being mad the those first responders were neglected for so long says a lot about you.

3 months ago

I think it's laudable that Jon Stewart has chosen this as a cause to champion. I also fully acknowledge the bravery, courageous effort and price paid by the 9/11 1st responders. They worked tirelessly to save lives and recover the bodies of loved ones. But there are firefighters, policeman and military all around the country fighting/recusing people from wildfires, earthquakes, natural disasters/floods and in war zones around the world. They show equal courage and bravery; they and their families have suffered similar and/or worse effects. What makes the 9/11 responders more deserving? Is it because 9/11was so unexpected and unprecedented in scale or perpetrated by a foriegn enemy? Is it because of the of number of deaths or because it was on domestic soil? Virtually all firefighters and police have strong unions and are covered by generours healtcare benefits, disability,/life/worker's comp insurance, also Live and family assistance programs. Available because they've chosen an occupation with risks, yet it seems it'snot enough. However other responders and edpecually returning soldiers with lost limbs and/or PSTD don't have nearly as much or access to that quality of support. They have the VA, long wait times and "thanks for your service".

3 months ago

Meanwhile members of congress can go anywhere in the world for medical care.🤦🏿‍♂️

3 months ago

He is not Jewish

3 months ago

Stewart does have a lot to feel guilty about 9/11, genetically speaking, but he's still deflecting.

*See> Dancing Israelis

3 months ago

No PELOSI.?
Wheres Chuck Schumer?...

3 months ago

Where is trump at ?

3 months ago

Are they members of that comitee?

3 months ago

That was Deep John Stewart. Madd respect for you and 1st responders of New York. God Bless🇺🇸

3 months ago

Trending with 480 views, ya okay

3 months ago

Congress is to worried about none Americans

3 months ago

If they were Israeli citizens they would got help 9/12/2001

3 months ago

But we want to spend billions on building a wall but not helping our hero. Politician are disgusting. Republicans and Democrats are all the same garbage.

3 months ago

Newsflash:
Congress doesn't want a wall.

3 months ago

They gave their all.
Past time we stand up for them.

3 months ago

Should be HUGE fines for congressman / people missing.. No excuses at their pay.

3 months ago

We're not all New Yorkers. Time marches on.

3 months ago

Yousir Cantknow The terrorists didn’t attack New York, they attacked America

3 months ago

I miss this guy mocking the mockable.

3 months ago

He is by far the best jew

3 months ago

Finest moment of Jon Stewart's life. TRUTH TO POWER.

3 months ago

John Stewart is right! Agree with him 1000% politicians should put their differences aside and take care of our AMERICAN héroes! Just think! You give youre LIFE and BLOOD to defend this great country of ours, and we as americans should take care and be thankful for all their services and sacrifices they made to protect our freedoms🇺🇲 i respect John Stewart for the great job he's done speaking on behalf of our héroes, if he ever desides to run for presidency! I know for who im voting for!😎👍you sir, are a great american!

3 months ago

Awww, why the tantrum? Celebrities think they deserve a standing room only audience? This fund has been abused and misappropriated, that's why Congress is doing its due diligence in examining it before reauthorization.

3 months ago

@Linda Minton Trump is not saying a dam thing but when it come to his wall he throw is toddler temper tantrum at Democrat Congress.

3 months ago

@UCyJP-RT-fH2ZD4SS_d3QiOw All American presidents that were honored with a state dinner with the Queen brought their adult children, you don't bring children to such an affair. The cost to taxpayers for the president's family to be able to join him at such an important occasion is such a small price to pay for everything President Trump has done for the country.

3 months ago

@Linda Minton ....All four adult kids on tax payers expense to Buckingham Palace, only one = President Donald Trump. Period!

3 months ago

@Derek Which President didn't take his children to a state dinner in his honor hosted by the Queen of England?

3 months ago

But, lawmakers and congress needs a raise, didn’t everyone get the memo?

3 months ago

FIRST BUILD THE WALL :) LOL

3 months ago

What does Chris Rock think?

3 months ago

whats does jeffrey atkins aka JA Rule think

3 months ago

Mark W. The same thing Elvis thinks.

3 months ago