Public Unions Leverage 9/11 for Personal Benefit

Because anything is subject to abuse


After the horrific events of Sept. 11, 2001, much attention and dedication was given to the professionals who rushed to save victims in the burning towers.

Firefighters, police officers and emergency personnel were duly recognized across the nation as the "heroic first responders," receiving renewed support from community and political leaders who vowed to continue funding their benefit and retirement packages.