Jon Stewart chokes up, gives angry speech to Congress

Former late night host and 9/11 first responders advocate Jon Stewart chokes up and slams Congress over health care for the 9/11 first responders during the hearing for reauthorizing the 9/11 victim compensation fund.
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  • wjfjr73
    wjfjr73

    2 million homeless Americans 65000 homeless veterans Nationwide and 22 suicides veterans every day... so I know they don't care about a couple damn fireman

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  • wjfjr73
    wjfjr73

    The United States government does not care about its own citizens.....

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  • Charles Smothers
    Charles Smothers

    AMERICA WAS NEVER GREAT WTF ITS WAS BUILD OFF SLAVERY AND MURDER AND OTHER BULLSHIT SMH

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  • Eric the Red
    Eric the Red

    I've found myself returning to this video every day since it's posting. I remember Jon speaking about this issue a few years ago, and of course I believed it was the right thing to do. But I then I moved on thinking this would be resolved, as I bet most of us did. Like Jon, we probably thought this should be a unanimous decision. As this was assistance for 9/11 first responders, you would believe no one would be against it, not that no one would show up to hear their pleas. By now it should be no surprise that Congress is willing to use people's suffering as leverage to get something else passed, and they are willing to take as long as necessary to get what they want. Even if it means waiting until their party has an advantage in the House or Senate. And why would they care? They're making their money one way or another. Its one of the few jobs out there where you can still be paid regardless of whether you work or not. Outside of a government shutdown (which should never fucking happen), you are watching another example of our government failing it's citizens. For this reason I keep coming back to this video; it feels good to listen to Jon shame them. It shouldn't even be this way, but unfortunately it is.

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  • kens 616
    kens 616

    I find it very sickening because of the Socialist Democrats that now the COST THIS YEAR ALONE FOR ILLEGALS IS OVER 122 BILLION and rising. Just the cost today is around 700 million PER DAY. Look it up on One America News clock of illegals costing us. Anybody that votes for Democrats and wants to waste more money on illegals should be impeached and thrown out of office. With this money that could be going to these firefighters, veterans, schools and the homeless, and yet it’s wasted on people that are not even supposed to be in this country. That is very repulsive to me and anti-American. Enough is enough.

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  • Trump's Brick Layer
    Trump's Brick Layer

    When you live in the cancer of NY what do you expect

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  • Alex Barnes
    Alex Barnes

    This is a pretty atrocious title, CNN.

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  • just chillax my guy
    just chillax my guy

    Mike fucking drop

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  • Art Martinez
    Art Martinez

    If it’s not for a political gain then why even help? That’s the mentality of feel America today is based on empty promises for the people that are first in line willing to sacrifice theirs life’s for the very same country’s congress that turns their back in them.

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  • rsrdan
    rsrdan

    Is it just me or does that look like Louie Anderson behind Jon! Baskets !!

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  • Laguna Zancruz
    Laguna Zancruz

    Louie anderson

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  • Eric the Red
    Eric the Red

    "There is not a person here, there is not an empty chair on that stage, that didn't tweet out "Never forget the Heroes of 9/11. Never forget their bravery. Never forget what they did, what they gave to this country." "Well here they are." as he points back at the first responders. "And where are they?" as he points back to Congress.

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  • matthew rosales
    matthew rosales

    “Rather to live or have a place to live” damn

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  • rolback
    rolback

    No American in this country should loose his/ her life or job to an illegal in our country. Is Jon going to make that speech next?

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  • rolback
    rolback

    And what makes Jon Stewart so special that he gets to address Congress? I would rather have some real citizens that are not 1%, white privileged like Jon Stewart, that work real jobs.

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  • Max Power
    Max Power

    A true American patriot

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  • Sw!neH!gh
    Sw!neH!gh

    Support single-payer healthcare now! Good quality healthcare is a human right and it should be a constitutional right as well.

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  • LobsterPuncher
    LobsterPuncher

    I love Jon Stewart for this. He is fighting for this because he believes in it and you can feel his sincerity when he speaks.

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  • Beachhead13
    Beachhead13

    Strong message. Damn. side note, I hate that the audience is staring at the camera or whatever is behind it.

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  • rose patton
    rose patton

    CNN-CIA

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  • 8Zeit8Geist8
    8Zeit8Geist8

    MERICA = a Joke :p and most Evil Country on earth who killed more people than any other in Human History :p R.I:P: New Babylon Sheepl´s ;) ... but on this issue he is right... but who cares it´s not System Relevant if they get something or not so they just dont care :p sry

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  • 4Legacy
    4Legacy

    This man is an American treasure. God Bless you Jon Stewart

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  • John Ibarra
    John Ibarra

    The man..truly one of the most amazing persons we have ever been blessed with. This man is an icon, a legend, a hero for those who need it. Get these men n women their damn healthcare. They deserve way more than that.

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  • tecamey
    tecamey

    Those congressmen/women who didn’t show up shouldn’t be voted back. Can we impeach them?

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  • Theodore Marakas
    Theodore Marakas

    I don't like or care for this idiot Jon Stuart or any of those clowns for liberal Hollywood BUT the man is correct and I support him on the subject

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  • Rabnawaz Omer
    Rabnawaz Omer

    they have a seat on the stage, and that's all they care about!

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  • Repvoid
    Repvoid

    Of course, a peanut gallery of old coots that can't pass anything worth a damn. Go Jon.

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  • Zeazea Imm
    Zeazea Imm

    All this ethical appeal

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  • Cassie Stephenson
    Cassie Stephenson

    Medicare for all. Taxes fund officers, and fire fighters, but not doctors. Even though crime, fire, and deseas, spread.

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  • Latabrine
    Latabrine

    As your neighbor in 🇨🇦 This reminds me of who the people of the U.S.A. are. 9/11 is, will always be inked into my memory. We never forgot the bravery of the firefighters, E.M.S., police and anyone who bravely went into the buildings and went into the pile. 9/11 fund extended to 2090. This was more than overdue. Congress may have forgotten you, but we sure didn't!!❤ To those who weren't in their seats for this.... Disrespectful.

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  • TheG-Man
    TheG-Man

    The government has failed us in many different ways.

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  • MorganLaModa
    MorganLaModa

    I wonder if they’ll ever fight this hard for reparations

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  • Drusilla williams
    Drusilla williams

    I'm not American but I am a neighboring Canadian. My impressions of New York and their First Responders was that New York loved their First Responders they the caring about them kind of like other people would Sports athletes and so when over the almost 20 years I've been hearing growing up how these responders that were so respected and help great pride in often now fight everyday for their life instead of focusing on fighting for the lives of the rest of New York who claimed to love them. This is not how love or respect shown and truly honestly my I have no desire to ever go to New York no matter how many celebrities or Sports athletes or actors promoted I just watched the news and I see the truth Within they may call it the Big Apple but it seems to look like a rotten apple. I sure hope that New York can change that

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  • joeh tom
    joeh tom

    Congress is full of rats.

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  • Drusilla williams
    Drusilla williams

    I wonder how many possible future First Responders turn two different career paths after hearing about all of what these responders have gone through

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  • SuperNewf1
    SuperNewf1

    Workers Compensation Insurance Companies are a criminal gang operating outside the law. given immunity by the government through the "Exclusive Remedy" in the U.S. and the "Historic Compromise" in Canada.

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  • Rick Papineau
    Rick Papineau

    Once again, it's the late night comedian who is the voice of political reason while the politicians play games with the lives of citizens they are paid to protect and serve.

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  • Tacit Blue
    Tacit Blue

    I'm a Baptist conservative in Alabama and I have disagreed with Jon Stewart on many things but now he is a legend in my eyes. I wish people on the right and left would see that Congress is to blame for so many things wrong in this country and the world. They all need to be voted out.

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  • Felony Strutter
    Felony Strutter

    "Death to Tribeca" good line

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  • Helen Parker
    Helen Parker

    SHAME American congress. The rest of the modern world looks on in amazement at your pathetic health care system and care of your 9/11 1st responders.

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  • Felony Strutter
    Felony Strutter

    PIECE OF SHIT HANNITY AND OTHERS ON FOX SAY MEAN THINGS ABOUT MR. STEWART...DID THEY COVER THIS DISGRACE???? BETCHA THEY DID NOT

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  • The Centrist
    The Centrist

    Years ago, we used to listen to politicians for their insights and laugh at comedians for their jokes. Now we listen to comedians for their insights and laugh at politicians for their jokes.

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  • Felony Strutter
    Felony Strutter

    NOTE: THIS IS REALITY IN AMERICA. THANKS GIVING TO FRST RESPONDERS IS JUST A SOUND BITE....THIS IS REALTY...YOU..YES YOU....DO NOT MATTER TO THE LAWMAKERS UNLESS ITS TIMES FOR THEM TO GRANDSTAND. JUST KNOW YOUR COMMON MAN/WOMAN THANKS ALL OF YOU...BUT MOST LWMAKERS, THE ELTE DO NOT GIVE FUCK. WHERE IS JIM JORDAN? WHERE IS PATCH??? GOING AFTER AN SNL KID??? I SPIT ON THIS FLAG AND ALL POLITICIAS NOT HERE... MY VOTE GOES FOR BERNIE OR MISS WARREN, NO ONE ELSE.

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  • Felony Strutter
    Felony Strutter

    WHERE IS OLE ONE EYE???? OING AFTERA MUSLIM CONGRESSWOMAN FOR NOT APOLOGZING HARD ENOUGH??

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  • Mr.Awesomestar7
    Mr.Awesomestar7

    Tbh we need to purge everyone in the government and start fresh with younger and more emphatic people. Why waste money on your dumb wall when other things are more important. It makes me sick at how fucked up the states are. Doesn't seem like a first world country.

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  • BC bear
    BC bear

    And after all this you have congress and AOC asking for a pay increase. 9/11 bill should be first priority.

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  • Rafael Oda
    Rafael Oda

    Stewart 2020

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  • Chrissie Brosko-Carroll
    Chrissie Brosko-Carroll

    This completely moved me! My family is heavily involved in all fields (Fire, EMS & Police) & my husband is currently battling an aggressive cancer. Jon hasn’t always been my cup of tea per say in the past & learning of his past work.. has made me admire his dedication & passion to first responders!! Political affiliation or your opinion on the PD should not play into dislike this matter. I’m so disappointed that so many people disliked supporting Fire fighters, EMS of 9-11 & getting them the necessary medical treatment that is owed to them for saving us ALL!!

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  • A.D. R.M.
    A.D. R.M.

    It's a shame our government has become nothing more than an animal operating on it's basest instincts to control the population. It's even sadder because we voted for this. Conform, obey, suffer is the government's way.

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  • Elder Curry
    Elder Curry

    How unpatriotic do you have to be to put a dislike on this video? what is this man saying that you disagree with? He fights for the people who many of which sacrificed their lives and wellbeing to respond to a crisis of America, now America will not respond to there crises. it is pretty simple!!! PS. also keep in mind that Congress is pushing for a personal pay increase during all of this. sorry if this sounds angry but I'm just very surprised by 2.8k dislikes, there should be 0.

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  • Bledi MUCA
    Bledi MUCA

    USA political leadership of the present.. You selfish self-absorbed money grabbing disgusting human beings.. Shame on you...

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  • Ekkie101
    Ekkie101

    Republicans: There is no money to help the 9/11 first responders,but there is plenty of money to give massive tax breaks to the rich. Leave it to the Republicans. Always ready to lend a helping hand to those who need it least. Jon Stewart tells congress "Do your job!". Well, for Republicans and too many Democrats their job is to protect their rich donors from ever having to look at or even think about members of the lower classes. And certainly not to see any money going to those lower classes that could be going to them.

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  • johnnybob goldstien
    johnnybob goldstien

    Who care's that he's a Democrat. That's what we have to get passed when someone is right then we all should stand by them, and Jon is 100% right, and his other views most of which I don't agree with should not, and does not matter we have to come together as one when it's something this important.

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  • christian Long
    christian Long

    Congress is full of rats.

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  • Big Roy
    Big Roy

    Jon Stewart is a great American.

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  • George Costarica
    George Costarica

    Thank God I' not Bush

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  • George Costarica
    George Costarica

    He's an amazing actor

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  • Gregory Wheeler
    Gregory Wheeler

    Hey fuck you Jon your a bitch

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  • My name is Mud
    My name is Mud

    Jon has the gift of combining a great intelectual ability with a great heart. Thank him for the inspiration, to make the world a little more humane.

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  • Philip Baldassini
    Philip Baldassini

    Serra breaks down :( working for Ems not in NY I feel, sorry Serra keep your head up man

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  • Ronald Goodrich
    Ronald Goodrich

    This is what you get when you vote democrat or republican.

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  • Scaffgal
    Scaffgal

    All I know is that the USA needs a compassionate, decent man like this in the WH!!!

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  • Nita B.
    Nita B.

    John Stewart for Republican President... Please Run....Michael Moore Spokeon this yrs ago and they swept this under the rug!!!....the lobbyist will be the first one to calling 911 for help.. STEWART FOR REPUBLICAN PRESIDENT

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  • HelenA Pappas
    HelenA Pappas

    I'm Canadian and this had me in tears. Well done sir.

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  • Sluer Btudios
    Sluer Btudios

    Hella deserved, brought to you by one of the best. Keep fighting by their side Jon, all the best

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  • joshros
    joshros

    I don’t agree with Jon Stewart on everything. But he is right on point here. He is truthful and sincere. I’m conservative and I love listening to this man. Three days and 3 million views. He remains one of the most influential people in media no matter how reluctant is to be one. Amen Jon! We need more people like you. Or maybe we just need more of you.

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  • Ja'Michael Johnson
    Ja'Michael Johnson

    This so hard to watch without frustration and tearing up at, this is so powerful.

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  • Jerry Hanson
    Jerry Hanson

    What baffels me is how the people of the united states scream and hollor what a great country you live in, yet the government shits on the people,take their land or kill them then take their land, frack the shit out of their land and polluting the only drinking water. And their is undesputiable evidence that 9-11 was done by and planned by the american gov. What the fuck is wrong with you people. And you call Canadians passive. If we are passive what in the world do we call you americans????

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  • Valid Information
    Valid Information

    All the events we witness todays, are the symptoms of a dying empire... Very bitter, but inevitable

    10 ore fa
  • Michael Wallingford
    Michael Wallingford

    This video will go down through the ages! Thank God for people like Jon Stewart! Shame to those 2.8 thousand down votes! You must be living in some kind of psychopathic hell! I hope you stay there! Thank you, Jon Stewart!

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  • Bluesommers Art
    Bluesommers Art

    Run for office John!

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  • Kevin Start
    Kevin Start

    Everyone in the Congress should have to go thru the same situation to realize the pain, the angst and the horror these heroes faced.

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  • YoMama Fat
    YoMama Fat

    Obama's ass lickers and Trump's dick suckers are busy dividing a country and that constituents 98% of American. 1% are "crazy" because they want to change the system. And rest 1% rules them all. Make America Great Again!

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  • samuel young
    samuel young

    Jon Stewart for President🇺🇸

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  • billy88keys 2
    billy88keys 2

    Good on you, Mr. Stewart, for speaking the truth. Hopefully, some of the congressional automatons will open up their good consciences and do what’s right.

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  • Takako Sato
    Takako Sato

    They have shuffled that “political football” long enough. It’s so tragic that it has taken so long to find the funding and stop the indignity. Please help answer the cry Congress. John is an amazing spokesman for so many years he’s has held the loudspeaker for these people and this cause. It’s too sad that the reality is he has to keep doing that cause America has left them high and dry. :/ we can do better.

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  • Brian Kim
    Brian Kim

    Can someone explain to me why would people lobby against this bill? Like, what were the lobbyists aiming for?

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  • SlimeTaskTic AMSR
    SlimeTaskTic AMSR

    He put them in their place.

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  • Zema Noru
    Zema Noru

    I just had to place my phone down and clap at that ending.

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  • Evert Jan Janssen
    Evert Jan Janssen

    PEOPLE PLEASE! every single democratic senator has voted in favour of this bill. This is not a problem with the GOVERNMENT it is a problem with REPUBLICANS. if you want change, inform yourself and vote for justice for these brave heroes.

    11 ore fa
  • deamian65
    deamian65

    First responders: Extraordinary people who did what they did because they care about people MORE than their job. and Politicians: People who are afraid to do anything because they care more about their job than our people.

    11 ore fa
  • MoarMike
    MoarMike

    Jon is a truly great American and if you hate him because of his politics, well that says a whole lot about you.

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  • BL Gonzalez
    BL Gonzalez

    How this video received (so far - 6/15) 2.5k dislikes is beyond me. Truly it seems there r a lot of heartless, self-absorbed naysayers who live by knocking down or ignoring reality. These first responders went in to save people from bldgs which were attacked by Terrorists (from Saudi Arabia mind you). Like Jon said these weren't singled out attacks of a "home Terrorist" in protest bc of a New York issue. I'm so glad he put them all in their place. Hurrah for Jon Stewart.

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  • Warren Goss
    Warren Goss

    Didn't this looser promise to move out of America if Trump won? Yes. Yes he did.

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  • Mr Potato
    Mr Potato

    This guy is US president material.

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  • Nick Croce
    Nick Croce

    Why is this even a discussion? Embarrassing. Week done JS

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  • tatt oo sticker
    tatt oo sticker

    Makes you think what they really used in 9/11 to bring those buildings down. These are Chernobyl levels of cancer and disease. Think about that.

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  • LAVIN20
    LAVIN20

    Never forget... when we're go to war. Then never remember

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  • Grey Fullbuster
    Grey Fullbuster

    Dang that awkward silence 😂

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  • KNOW HOPE
    KNOW HOPE

    Brilliant speech. John is one of those rare people who can correctly analyze a situation. As a Jew, I am proud to see another Jew being a true Light unto the Nations.

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  • Pueri Demus
    Pueri Demus

    Well maybe if this govt didn’t spend so friggin much on crap they have to constitutional authority to, there would be enough money not even to think about it.

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  • siggy ziggy
    siggy ziggy

    But maybe...If your a member of the Emergency Services and you respond to the biggest terrorist attack in US history resulting in a huge inferno and collapse of the two largest buildings in NYC and suffer injury or death then maybe its not that weird.

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  • dreamerboy
    dreamerboy

    Tremendous respect for Jon Stewart.

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  • Matt Morrison
    Matt Morrison

    Does anybody know if it is true that some in government get health insurance for life after serving public office? If so isn't this some bullshit. Smh.

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  • Johnnythefirst
    Johnnythefirst

    If the president cared half as much as Stewart and was half as well spoken, the country would be a paradise.

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  • Pueri Demus
    Pueri Demus

    Johnnythefirst correct....but it’s not just whoever is president. The corruption and stupidly of all levels of govt has been going on forever

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  • Johnnythefirst
    Johnnythefirst

    @Pueri Demus Did I say that? This has been going on for three presidents that could apparently not be bothered.

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  • Pueri Demus
    Pueri Demus

    Ahhh so everything is trumps fault.

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  • Informed Optimist
    Informed Optimist

    L A C K O F L E A D E R S H I P

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  • PapayaJoy
    PapayaJoy

    Please list the congressmen not there... they need to be exposed and accountable. Ty

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  • Noir Keleb
    Noir Keleb

    Its really frustrating when u know ur hands are tied and u cant do anything to help these people. However men like Jon Stewart serve as a beacon of hope and inspiration which motivate us to go forward.

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  • john gonzales
    john gonzales

    TAKE IT TO THE DEMONCRATS WHO HOLDS BY IRON HANDS OF THE CONGRESS HOUSE LOL INSTEAD OF MAKING FALSE ACCUSATIONS, WHY NOT HELP AMERICANS THOSE WHO NEEDED HELP! DEMONCRATS MAKING THE HOUSE OF CONGRESS THEIR PRIVATE PLAYGROUND WHO HAS TO ABIDE THEIR RULES OR ELSE......

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  • john gonzales
    john gonzales

    @capitalknockers666 DUHHHH..WHICH WAY DID IT GO UHHHH WHICH WAY DID IT GO

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  • capitalknockers666
    capitalknockers666

    Look! Over there!

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  • Robert Boender
    Robert Boender

    USA you should be ashamed, free healthcare for all first responders!!!

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