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The health requirements of 10 thousand victims or a border wall? Why is this a hard economic choice?

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As we enter into the 2020 fray over the future of the republic there’s no better example of just how dangerously dysfunctional the nation has become than the absurd debate over whether or not we should spend $5.7 billion dollars on President Trump’s southern border wall.

The battle over the border wall that’s being fought to keep Trump’s eroding base in tact comes as homeless Americans are literally dying on the street from exposure to the elements.

This week a broad coalition of unions, along with World Trade Center first responders and survivors were off to a strong start in the nation’s capital for permanent funding for the 9/11 Victims Compensation Fund which is running out of money and is set to close next year. At stake is the well-being of tens of thousands of 9/11 first responders, their families and WTC survivors with serious life-threatening diseases.


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