Yes, the agenda of NO MORE SPENDING!
People. These guys are not left out in the cold. They get their medical bills paid and get the best treatment. This is not their complaint though. They are treated no differently than our war heros.
I don't like that they are seeking monetary compensation. If so, then every person who ever sacrificed their lives or got injured on a job should also be compensated...then the can of worms is open.
Life is not fair. In addition to that FACT....they took the job that they know that everyday, they could die. They know they will see life threatening events daily. I appreciate them, but at the end of that sacrifice, they also get 100% pay after they retire which is sucking our system dry. Let's compensate the Pearl Harbor survivors too, Gulf War syndrome vets, and anyone injured due to serving in their job.
Hell, I'm due for some money too!
This needs to be handled through a charitable donation advertised and supported by the departments for which they served!
Many people lost their lives in the attack, but do we want to set a precedent that the government is responsible for any and all sicknesses due to responding to an event in the coarse of your job? We are already 1/2 way there. This will take us all the way into the notion that "Government is our Daddy, our God, and responsible for me, my life, my job and my life outcome".
I don't accept that, no matter what the circumstance.