NYC Congressmen Propose Bill to Give Bin Laden Bounty to 9/11 Survivors

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Democratic representatives Anthony Weiner and Jerrold Nadler are proposing a bill that would award the $50 million in Osama Bin Laden bounty money to first responders, survivors, and families of victims of 9/11. (This is something I didn't know: In 2001, the Rewards for Justice Program set up a $25 million bounty for catching OBL; in 2004, Congress passed legislation potentially upping that amount to $50 million). "Because there is likely no awardee for the $50 million bounty for Osama bin Laden's capture, those funds should now be used in support of the thousands of 9/11 families, responders and survivors," said Nadler.

In other Anthony Weiner-related news, his Mother's Day tweet won the day.

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Hal
Hal

These guys (Nadler and Weiner) can't be serious! The survivors and the families of those lost received millions each from The September 11th Victim Compensation Fund which was created by an Act of Congress and administered by Kenneth Feinberg so the airlines wouldn't be sued. This $50 million doesn't actually exist...its not sitting in a bank account or "lock box"...its OUR money. The first responders, survivors, and families of victims of 9/11 aren't entitled to a "reward". And if there isn't a REAL awardee we don't need to add to the deficit.

MaryAnn
MaryAnn

Sounds like a terrific and fitting idea to me.

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