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EXCLUSIVE: Trump administration secretly withheld millions from FDNY 9/11 health program

 

A firefighter walks through the rubble of the World Trade Center on Sept. 11, 2001.
A firefighter walks through the rubble of the World Trade Center on Sept. 11, 2001. (Maisel, Todd/New York Daily News)
 

The Trump administration has secretly siphoned nearly $4 million away from a program that tracks and treats FDNY firefighters and medics suffering from 9/11 related illnesses, the Daily News has learned.

The Treasury Department mysteriously started withholding parts of payments — nearly four years ago — meant to cover medical services for firefighters, emergency medical technicians and paramedics treated by the FDNY World Trade Center Health Program, documents obtained by The News reveal.

The payments were authorized and made by the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health, which oversees the program. But instead of sending the funds to the city, the Treasury started keeping some of the money.

“This was just disappearing,” the program’s director, Dr. David Prezant, told The News. “This is the most amazing thing. This was disappearing — without any notification.”

Prezant said he was docked about half a million dollars each year in 2016 and 2017. Then it crept up to about $630,000 in 2018 and 2019. This year, Treasury has nearly tripled its extractions, diverting $1.447 million through late August, according to Prezant.

“Here we have sick World Trade Center-exposed firefighters and EMS workers, at a time when the city is having difficult financial circumstances due to COVID-19, and we’re not getting the money we need to be able to treat these heroes,” said Prezant, the FDNY’s Chief Medical Officer.

King said whatever the circumstance is that forces a premier program for sick 9/11 first responders to go begging for help on the eve on the 19th anniversary of the attack — it has to end.

“It’s disgraceful,” King said.

“I don’t even care what the details of this thing is. That fund has to be fully compensated, fully reimbursed. I mean, this is absurd,” he said. “If anyone were true American heroes, it was the cops and firemen on 9/11, especially the firemen, and for even $1 to be being held back is absolutely indefensible.”

King wrote to Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin over the summer asking what the problem was and for a solution. He got no response and has fired off another letter.

He also intends to confront Vice President Mike Pence on Friday, when both attend the Tunnel to Towers event honoring the anniversary.

“I gotta tell him,” King said. “Forget the politics. I don’t want to sound naive, but this is terrible, absolutely inexcusable.”

King said whatever the circumstance is that forces a premier program for sick 9/11 first responders to go begging for help on the eve on the 19th anniversary of the attack — it has to end.

For some reason, Treasury decided to stiff the FDNY. Neither the Treasury Department nor the White House answered requests for comment.

 


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They are losers because they got cancer. I like firefighters that don’t get cancer. 
 

i am obviously sarcastic. 
i hope one day he has to go to prison and he gets raped everyday. I don’t wish bad for next to anybody. But I do for him. The only consolation so far is that his anger tweeting shows how insecure he is. 

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Is that the best that you can do?  Distortion, lies memes, yet no true evidence of wrongdoing. 

Donald Trump will be President until January 2025. 

You may die before then and never wake up in a country where Donald Trump is not your Commander-in0Chief. 

Enjoy.  And no politics tomorrow..

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16 hours ago, Topas said:

They are losers because they got cancer. I like firefighters that don’t get cancer. 
 

i am obviously sarcastic. 
i hope one day he has to go to prison and he gets raped everyday. I don’t wish bad for next to anybody. But I do for him. The only consolation so far is that his anger tweeting shows how insecure he is. 

 

You libs love to fantasize about prison rape, kinda weird.


 

“Excuse me, they didn’t put themselves down as neo-Nazis, and you had some very bad people in that group.  But you also had people that were very fine people on both sides.  You had people in that group – excuse me, excuse me, I saw the same pictures you did.  You had people in that group that were there to protest the taking down of, to them, a very, very important statue and the renaming of a park from Robert E. Lee to another name. I’m not talking about the neo-Nazis and white nationalists because they should be condemned totally.” 

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7 minutes ago, DeRokerij said:

You libs love to fantasize about prison rape, kinda weird.

 

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45 minutes ago, DeRokerij said:

You libs love to fantasize about prison rape, kinda weird.

Trump lovers love to live in a fantasy world. Kinda weird

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“There he goes. One of God's own prototypes.

A high-powered mutant of some kind, never even considered for mass production.

Too weird to live, and too rare to die.”

 

Twitter: @HKTheResistance

 

HipKat, on *** other h***, is genuine, unapoli***tically nasty, and w**** his hea** on his ******. jc856

I’ll just forward them to Bridgett. comssvet11

Seek help. soflabillsfan

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44 minutes ago, HipKat said:

Trump lovers love to live in a fantasy world. Kinda weird

Um...but whats with the prison rape stuff???

 


 

“Excuse me, they didn’t put themselves down as neo-Nazis, and you had some very bad people in that group.  But you also had people that were very fine people on both sides.  You had people in that group – excuse me, excuse me, I saw the same pictures you did.  You had people in that group that were there to protest the taking down of, to them, a very, very important statue and the renaming of a park from Robert E. Lee to another name. I’m not talking about the neo-Nazis and white nationalists because they should be condemned totally.” 

Only the second sentence is ever uttered by US hating libtards.

 

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I don't know if I'd blame this on Trump.  It appears the FDNY shares a TIN with other NY agencies that are in debt.  The FDNY needs their own TIN.  :niterider:

 

In an Aug. 20 letter to King, a Treasury official said the department has a program that withholds payments to an entity if that entity owes debts. The FDNY WTC program uses the same taxpayer identification number, or TIN, as other New York City entities, and because those entities owe money, Treasury is required by law to “offset” these debts by withholding payments.

The letter to King explained that the use of the same TIN "can result in a payment for one component of the payee being subject to offset for a debt owed by another component of the payee.”

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1 hour ago, DeRokerij said:

Um...but whats with the prison rape stuff???

Ummm, but what’s with every single thing I’ve posted for the last 3 1/2 years about your hero?


“There he goes. One of God's own prototypes.

A high-powered mutant of some kind, never even considered for mass production.

Too weird to live, and too rare to die.”

 

Twitter: @HKTheResistance

 

HipKat, on *** other h***, is genuine, unapoli***tically nasty, and w**** his hea** on his ******. jc856

I’ll just forward them to Bridgett. comssvet11

Seek help. soflabillsfan

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1 hour ago, HipKat said:

Ummm, but what’s with every single thing I’ve posted for the last 3 1/2 years about your hero?

It's been a hard 3 1/2 yrs for you. I get it. You have 4 1/2 more.

I had to sit through Obama for 8 yrs.

 

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“Excuse me, they didn’t put themselves down as neo-Nazis, and you had some very bad people in that group.  But you also had people that were very fine people on both sides.  You had people in that group – excuse me, excuse me, I saw the same pictures you did.  You had people in that group that were there to protest the taking down of, to them, a very, very important statue and the renaming of a park from Robert E. Lee to another name. I’m not talking about the neo-Nazis and white nationalists because they should be condemned totally.” 

Only the second sentence is ever uttered by US hating libtards.

 

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10 minutes ago, DeRokerij said:

It's been a hard 3 1/2 yrs for you. I get it. You have 4 1/2 more.

I had to sit through Obama for 8 yrs.

Comparing Obama to Trump is like Ronald Reagan to Hitler. What was your issue with Obama? What is the color of his skin or was it his name?


“There he goes. One of God's own prototypes.

A high-powered mutant of some kind, never even considered for mass production.

Too weird to live, and too rare to die.”

 

Twitter: @HKTheResistance

 

HipKat, on *** other h***, is genuine, unapoli***tically nasty, and w**** his hea** on his ******. jc856

I’ll just forward them to Bridgett. comssvet11

Seek help. soflabillsfan

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