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The tens of thousands of cops, firefighters, construction workers and others who survived the worst terrorist assault in U.S. history and risked their lives in its wake will soon be informed that their names must be run through the FBI’s terrorism watch list, according to a letter obtained by HuffPost. […]

Kline, who sits on the Fealgood Foundation’s board, said he personally wasn’t offended, but couldn’t think of a good reason for cops and firefighters to be screened by the FBI in order to keep getting treatment. […]

“Is the idea that a terrorist stayed to help clean up? And then stayed all these years to try and get benefits?” he asked. “In all the things I’ve seen out of Washington, this probably takes the cake.”

Well, it makes sense! Why were those first responders so close to the scene, huh? Bravery? The Republicans in Congress know of no such thing. Republicans hate terrorists, and Republicans don’t like people who need health benefits, so doesn’t it stand to reason that all people Republicans oppose are terrorists? Yes. [HuffPo]

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