Supporting our first responders?

According to NPR, Dr. John Howard, the director of the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health, will be dismissed. He oversaw the healthcare for 9/11 first responders, many of whom have respiratory problems, but he was ousted because he cares too much about the workers.

Congress had approved a budget to provide healthcare for the first responders, and Dr. Howard faithfully followed their dictates in providing healthcare. However, the Bush administration wanted him to use a smaller budget, so they will not be reappointing him as director. So much about them supporting the people fighting terrorism; they don't even want to provide proper healthcare to the first responders of the largest terrorist attack in the history of the United States.

This whole affair is ridiculous, but it's sadly what we've come to expect from the Bush administration. For a group of people who claim to support the troops and accuse others of not supporting them, they have a tendency to cut off support such as veteran's health care and education. And yet when support is approved by the opposition in Congress, they have the gall to try and take credit for it.