It was not PC to disagree after the events of 9/11 when funds were established for the survivors of the disaster. I wondered at the time about the total cost in tax dollars and what kind of precedent we were setting. Why could a firefighter in Iowa or a policeman in Maryland lose his life in the line of duty and not be included in such payouts. How about lives lost in earthquakes or in the Murrow building? Is one life worth less than the other?
"All told, 2,878 families received tax-free payments averaging nearly $2.1 million apiece. Payments were also made to another 2,675 people, mostly rescue workers, who were injured that day at Ground Zero or the Pentagon. "