Washington - The 9/11 First Responders bill has been refused the floor by Republicans who were unable to vote on the legislation because they were too busy giving the first responders the middle finger.
The legislation is intended to give the first responders to 9/11 free health care benefits due to health effects arising from the Sepember 11th terrorist attacks.
Senator Mitch Mcconnell told reporters: "I know the first responders are heroes, but they are political pawns right because we need to make sure the Bush tax cuts don't go away. I know these people are suffering, but it is so much easier to give them the middle finger than vote on a bill."
Most Republican senators were not shy about not doing anything until after they get their way.
"We don't care about anything else right now, so if I don't have to work until after Christmas, so be it." An unnamed Republican senator said.
The public outcry for health care benefits for the 9/11 first responders is not enough to make Republicans act. They know that they screwed the first responders over enough that the first responders won't vote for them or donate large amounts of money to their campaigns, so they will continue to give them the middle finger.