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DC Government ‘Reviewing’
Firefighters’ Appearance
With Obama

ABC News, by Matthew Larotonda

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Posted By:JoniTx, 2/23/2013 2:28:15 PM

The District of Columbia’s Fire and Emergency Medical Services says there are no plans to punish first responders for their participation in an economic speech by President Obama, but are still reviewing the event. Earlier this week, Obama surrounded himself with police and other first responders during remarks regarding the real world impact of the across-the-board package of federal spending cuts known as sequestration, looming in March should Congress fail to reach a deficit reduction agreement. But Washington’s fire and EMS chief told a local TV station the appearance of three firefighters at the

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: JAN, 2/23/2013 2:30:00 PM     (No. 9192618)

What Oblamo wants ,Oblamo gets.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: Coy860, 2/23/2013 2:34:53 PM     (No. 9192622)

Obama has no regard for laws or rules.
He uses people then throws them away like used toilet paper. Someday even the low information voters will figure it out.

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Reply 3 - Posted by: yuban, 2/23/2013 2:50:06 PM     (No. 9192634)

The "used" firefighters are idiots if they think what BHO says is true. The sequestration cuts the amount of increase, not the amount. There will still be an increase in spending. Good grief America is overwhelmed with idiots.

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Reply 4 - Posted by: lydwho, 2/23/2013 3:13:48 PM     (No. 9192645)

I don´ believe that the firefighters need any more descipline than they already received. They are permantly scared by appearing next to Obama as some of that scum is bound to rub off.

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Reply 5 - Posted by: WV.Hillbilly, 2/23/2013 3:19:07 PM     (No. 9192650)

This review will be as successful as the DC police´s investigation of David Gregory.

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Reply 6 - Posted by: earlybird, 2/23/2013 4:34:42 PM     (No. 9192722)

Here´s how it happened:

The association president told ABC News the officers involved were off duty and that firefighters had routinely attended similar public events in the past without incident. The invitation came from the White House through Local 36´s parent organization, the International Association of Firefighters.

The thing is, they were off-duty but in their uniforms. There´s a problem there. Especially when the purpose is political.

They weren´t there to be thanked or honored. They were there to form an impressive appearance of support for Obie and his policy.

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Reply 7 - Posted by: earlybird, 2/23/2013 4:35:27 PM     (No. 9192723)

And we know who the unions support....

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Reply 8 - Posted by: ArtieC, 2/23/2013 6:36:32 PM     (No. 9192818)

If those civil servants want to be props for a corrupt regime fine. But it should be on their own time or leave without pay.

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Reply 9 - Posted by: 4Justice, 2/24/2013 1:29:03 AM     (No. 9193042)

Were they the only first responders there? Or did someone actually go through a group of them and pick these 3 out as not having the proper papers filed? Just wondering...

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Reply 10 - Posted by: 4poster, 2/25/2013 4:17:13 PM     (No. 9195716)

Scare tactics. The Federal Govt doesn´t pay first responder´s salaries. The City or County does. So sequestration won´t effect them at all.

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