Jon Stewart slams Congress over benefits for 9/11 first responders


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  • badgersgetabadname
    badgersgetabadname  4 hours back

    If Government accept the fact these people deserve healthcare where do they draw the line? Only those involved in attacks get care? Only emergency services get care? Are the people who feed us and keep us warm not just as important? What about armed forces? They wont give them care because they are worried others are just as deserving. A national health service is the best and fairest way of caring for a population.

    • Tim Fowler
      Tim Fowler  7 hours back

      Damn proud of Jon Stewart for taking on the big (little shit bag) government crooks

      • Jaydo35
        Jaydo35  20 hours back

        This video is 9:11 long, just noticed that

        • D.C. Minor
          D.C. Minor  1 days back

          Anyone notice this clip is exactly 9 minutes and 11 seconds long?

          • Ethan Hern
            Ethan Hern  2 days back

            God bless Jon Stewart!

            • Alexander L
              Alexander L  2 days back

              Auf deutsch heißt so ein Menschentyp wie Rand ein Arschloch.

              • Eddie Salas
                Eddie Salas  3 days back

                Whats sad is cops vote for people ready to let them die (republicans). fire fighters protect scum like R. Paul

                • Flybose
                  Flybose  3 days back

                  There are still good people out there ....
                  Thanks Lord

                  • Denise Horn
                    Denise Horn  4 days back

                    We spent endless dollars on a memorial fund to remember the victims of 911. Why would the very people who sacrificed their lives to save anyone that could be saved be denied the benefits that they deserve? We had the money for a memorial, but not for the living? It makes no sense. As well, a pay-raise was suggested for congress (COL) increase. For what? I don't see the concern for our country or the people who deserve money more than congress who does not seem to do anything at all except fight and insult other people. We have people on the streets, a drug crisis, a homeless crisis, but congress wanted a raise rather than a raise for the people who made their lives better by sacrificing their own. I don't understand what has happened to the "American government." Where is the concern for the "American people?"

                    • grrlinduluth
                      grrlinduluth  4 days back

                      this country is disgusting still working on a case like this 18 years laters-yet bills can be passed within daysthat protect junkies,criminals,and people who aren't even citizens.....

                      • john amaya
                        john amaya  4 days back


                        • AetherWorkz
                          AetherWorkz  6 days back

                          Imagine getting paid jack shit to risk your lives, watch your brothers and sisters die at 9/11, end up dying yourselves years later, or waiting 18 years for glorified businessmen that make six figures to not even show up to support your heroic actions and show some care for their people. Nice.

                          • Music Only
                            Music Only  6 days back

                            i love that the video is 9 mins and 11 seconds long

                            • Just Saying
                              Just Saying  6 days back

                              disgusting.. how could this be, vote them all out!

                              • Henry A
                                Henry A  1 weeks back

                                51 members of Congress disliked this video

                                • MoyesB
                                  MoyesB  1 weeks back

                                  Looks like the funding bill is going to pass, great work Jon Stewart and all you brave first responders for putting our selfish Congress in check!!

                                  • Basie Settle
                                    Basie Settle  1 weeks back

                                    Giving them benefits would be socialism sorry chief

                                    • Jeff Bloomquist
                                      Jeff Bloomquist  1 weeks back

                                      Where’s AOC, Illhan, and Rashida? Because having them in Congress America did forget as Jon said.

                                      • Chandramauli Kaushik
                                        Chandramauli Kaushik  1 weeks back

                                        It is so SAD that they have the money to fund for illegal alien's health care at the border but not for these American heroes. SO SAD

                                        • raining333
                                          raining333  2 weeks back

                                          This Speech will be in History Books......Never Forgotten

                                          • raining333
                                            raining333  2 weeks back

                                            I am crying and there a Go-Fund me page so the World can help ? love and tears from Canada

                                            • Holli Bogner
                                              Holli Bogner  2 weeks back

                                              Did anyone notice the chuckle that Nadler had to himself when Mr. Stewart said "al-qaeda didn't shout death to Tribeca." That made my blood boil

                                              • DarkSta77
                                                DarkSta77  2 weeks back

                                                The view count for this should be in the millions. I love America, but this is shameful.

                                                • American Freedom World Peace


                                                  • vfr foxtrott
                                                    vfr foxtrott  2 weeks back

                                                    N'oublions pas ...

                                                    • TAG GDN
                                                      TAG GDN  2 weeks back

                                                      Why is this video 9.11 minutes long?

                                                      • Shahid
                                                        Shahid  2 weeks back

                                                        This video ends at 9:11

                                                        • Genna Howells
                                                          Genna Howells  2 weeks back

                                                          Shame on Congress- you can be present to vote for and fund an illegal and financially draining war, but you cant fork out and support these heroes at home?!

                                                          • Josh Nelson
                                                            Josh Nelson  2 weeks back

                                                            Maybe they had other duties to do? Maybe they were sick. Idk but maybe think about why they may not be here because you just slam them.

                                                            • Mack Miller
                                                              Mack Miller  2 weeks back

                                                              This is like straight out of a movie.

                                                              • jason
                                                                jason  2 weeks back

                                                                Best speech in this life time Jon thank you many times over,..... please run for any thing

                                                                • The Frogzilla
                                                                  The Frogzilla  2 weeks back

                                                                  This was heartbreaking to watch

                                                                  • Nick Oz
                                                                    Nick Oz  2 weeks back

                                                                    But they are all flying down to illegal detention centers to sign bills to pay money to people jumping countries.

                                                                    • BillBob Fuckoff
                                                                      BillBob Fuckoff  2 weeks back

                                                                      I'm still trying to figure out what Jon was feeling at the time. He looked tired, worn down. In reality? I think he was furious. And he was damn right to be.

                                                                      • Mountain Man
                                                                        Mountain Man  3 weeks back

                                                                        With all do respect, there was more money raised in the first 12 months post 911 than was spent on funding the whole Veitnam conflict...where did it go?

                                                                        My Aunt was part of the committee that helped distribution of 911 donations to families of firefighters, police, first responders ect.

                                                                        She said the amount of money that went to some of those families was monumental!
                                                                        And she said it was so ill spent by some. Wife's of the victims were buying Home's, new Cadillac Escalade's, BMW's, Harley Davidson motorcycle's for multiple family members.

                                                                        The event's of 911 were tragic but the way the victims families spent all that donated money was gross ignorance!😠👎😤

                                                                        • Ed Rod
                                                                          Ed Rod  3 weeks back

                                                                          Jon Stewart for president 💯💪🏼💪🏼

                                                                          • Robyn McDonald
                                                                            Robyn McDonald  3 weeks back

                                                                            John Stewart is a HERO !!!. In every sense of the word. He did not get paid to do what he did for those of 911. There are few people in Government that I respect but, he is one of the few I truly RESPECT.

                                                                            • Nick Oz
                                                                              Nick Oz  3 weeks back

                                                                              Glad to see John Stewart has picked up a truly noble cause. I support him 100% on this.

                                                                              • Deep Elements
                                                                                Deep Elements  3 weeks back

                                                                                How many celebrities stand up and fight for us like this? Jon Stewart is always putting himself out there. This man and every single 9/11 responders are fucking warriors. Take your fucking country back people. TAKE IT BACK! These people don't give a shit about us they just want our vote. I don't care what shade of color you are if we don't all come together right now we are all fucked.

                                                                                • TAG GDN
                                                                                  TAG GDN  3 weeks back

                                                                                  This is why I miss this guy...

                                                                                  • Brandon from Kentucky
                                                                                    Brandon from Kentucky  3 weeks back

                                                                                    Absolutely heartbreaking

                                                                                    • MANDALA MAKER
                                                                                      MANDALA MAKER  3 weeks back

                                                                                      But I'm sure the first responders can sleep easy at night knowing that the money was used to buy weapons from Saudi Arabia instead.

                                                                                      • R M
                                                                                        R M  3 weeks back

                                                                                        Jesus this was amazing

                                                                                        • NeoNitty
                                                                                          NeoNitty  3 weeks back

                                                                                          RIP to Lou, he passed away a day ago. Read in the papers.

                                                                                          • char grace
                                                                                            char grace  3 weeks back

                                                                                            America is sick. Congressmen and women ditching the men and women that saved thousands and thousands of lives. Within 5 seconds. It’s absolutely insane. The only thing these people want is money. They don’t care about the lives of people who saved many Americans, they care about money. It’s absolutely crazy, I’m ashamed

                                                                                            • Petyo Lobutov
                                                                                              Petyo Lobutov  3 weeks back

                                                                                              Alright how is this video exactly 9 minutes and 11 seconds long

                                                                                              • SRT DNA
                                                                                                SRT DNA  3 weeks back

                                                                                                Amenn!! Jon Stewart you should run for Congress I would vote for you!!!! And for the ones that left those chairs empty because they didn't want to hear it or just plain dont care shame you as a represtative of the people of the USA and as a member of Congress and you can bet if it were you in a disaster the first responders would do everything they could to save you because that's what they do and like jon Stewart said they and our are military men and women are the the real heroes and should never have to worry about healthcare or a place to live when they come home! Amen Jon Stewart God Bless you for speaking out for these brave people God Bless and heal them and God Bless America we need it.

                                                                                                • landsolo
                                                                                                  landsolo  3 weeks back

                                                                                                  Not surprisingly didn't hear a single word from ANY of the Democratic Presidential candidates in this hearing or in the debates about helping these heroes, but every single one of them is more than happy to fund healthcare for people in this country illegally! Shame.