PATIENT FIRE SERVICE, PATIENT TERRORISTS?

07/01/2002
BY BILL MANNING"Hopefully, the terrorists will be as patient as the fire service has been in waiting for federal money for terrorism response," someone said to me recently. "The first World Trade Center Bombing was 1993, and we're still waiting. Everything Ray Downey said at the congressional hearings in 1998 still applies, and we're still waiting."Congress has demonstrated once again it just doesn't get it. Just last week, the U.S. Senate rose to new heights of public indecency as it used the President's Homeland Security Bill, which contains $3.5 billion for first responder terrorism response, as the excuse for another pork orgy.After the House approved the bill-though n...

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