It is time for everyone to reocognize that the “politics” involved in letting the Zadroga Act die came from outside NYC, and specifically from the Republican Party. It was not merely “gridlock:”–People like Boehner and Ryan and others opposed the Zadroga Act from the beginning and vowed to defeat it as ” a new costly ENTITLEMENT” ( code word here: means like WELFARE for the UNDESERVING)