Friday, January 15, 2010

Patriot, my ass

Less than six weeks after 9/11, Scott Brown had the chance to vote in favor of a measure that allowed Red Cross workers to take a paid leave of absence to help with recovery efforts.

He voted no:
On October 17th, 2001, Brown voted against a bill that would authorize “leaves of absence for certain Red Cross employees participating in Red Cross emergencies.” The bill gave 15 days of paid leave each year to state workers called up by the Red Cross to respond to disasters. At the time, state workers called for such emergencies were required to use sick and vacation days.

The bill was initially filed before 9/11, and after the attacks, it was made retroactive to 9/11, covering the time spent by state workers who’d assisted with 9/11 recovery work for the Red Cross. Brown’s vote against the measure came a little more than a month after the attack.
The vote was 148-3.

Just remember that the next time Scott Brown suggests Democrats are unpatriotic. He had a chance to do the right thing for those who cared enough to help those affected by 9/11 and he said no.
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