Worked @ Ground Zero? Don't expect us to treat any illness you may develop as a result. Suck it up!!
- WASHINGTON - Congressional budget negotiators have decided to take back $125 million in Sept. 11 aid from New York, which had fought to keep the money to treat sick and injured ground zero workers, lawmakers said Tuesday.
- The tug-of-war over the $125 million began earlier this year when the White House proposed taking the money back because the state had not yet spent it.
- New York protested, saying the money was part of the $20 billion pledged by
President Bush to help rebuild after the Sept. 11 attacks. Health advocates said the money is needed to treat current and future illnesses among ground zero workers.