NY: Give 9/11 Victims Bin Laden Bounty

May 9th, 2011 at 7:51 am | 5 Comments |

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Politico reports:

Two New York congressmen want to see the federal government’s reward money for Osama bin Laden’s capture go to groups that support first responders, survivors and family members of those killed in the Sept. 11 attacks.

At a press conference Sunday at the World Trade Center site in lower Manhattan, Democratic Reps. Anthony Weiner and Jerry Nadler, whose district includes Ground Zero, introduced a bill that would direct up to $50 million intended to be a bounty for bin Laden to groups that have helped those affected move on with their lives.

Since bin Laden’s capture appears to be the product of official intelligence efforts, reports have suggested that the reward may not be paid out.

“If the bounty isn’t paid, Osama bin Laden’s victims should get it,” Weiner said.

Instead, Weiner said, “families and groups who helped deal with survivors of 9/11” should “benefit.” Nadler added that the money “was allocated for 9/11 victims in effect, and this is simply, saying use it more effectively for the purpose that it was set up in the first place.”

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  • Smargalicious

    This may sound harsh, but the unionista NYPD and NYFD have milked it enough.

    Any money should go to the civilian victim’s families.

    • shediac

      You’re a sicko! Why do you hate Americans?

      • Smargalicious

        Pardon? You must be a pro-union thug.

        • shediac

          Union members in this country are Americans. NYPD and NYFD are brave Americans who risked their lives to save others on 9/11 so I ask again why do you hate Americans?

  • Chris Balsz

    Why pay it to “groups who help 9/11 survivors”? It is not like colon cancer, or asthma, or autism, where we know somebody somewhere will suffer but we can’t know who.
    We know who lost a family member on 9/11.
    Why not pay them directly?