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Military Families

Discussion in 'The Lounge' started by BowtieBlazer, Jun 27, 2002.

  1. BowtieBlazer

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    Got this in an e-mail thoght it was interesting and worth sharing...

    >by Rush Limbaugh,
    >March 11, 2002

    >I think the vast differences in compensation between the victims of the
    >September 11th casualty, and those who die serving the country in
    >uniform,are profound. No one is really talking about it either because you
    >just
    >don't criticize anything having to do with September 11th. Well, I just
    >can't let the numbers pass by because it says something really
    >disturbing about the entitlement mentality of this country. If you lost a
    >family
    >member in the September 11th attack, you're going to get an average of
    >$1,185,000.
    >
    >The range is a minimum guarantee of $250,000, all the way up to $4.7
    >million. If you are a surviving family member of an American soldier
    >killed in action, the first check you get is a $6,000 direct death benefit,
    >half of which is taxable. Next, you get $1,750 for burial costs. If you are
    >the surviving spouse, you get $833 a
    >month until you remarry. And there's a payment of $211 per month for each
    >child under 18. When the child hits 18, those payments come to a screeching
    >halt. Keep in mind that some of the people that are getting an average of
    >$1.185 million up to $4.7 million are complaining that it's not enough.
    What do you think about this. Sickening.

    >
    >We also learned over the weekend that some of the victims from the Oklahoma
    >City bombing have started an organization asking for the same
    >deal that the September 11th families are getting. In addition to that,
    >some of the families of those bombed in the embassies are now asking for
    >compensation as well. You see where this is going, don't you? Folks,
    >this is part and parcel of over fifty years of entitlement politics
    >in this country. It's just really sad.
    >
    >"Patriotism is not a short and
    >frenzied outburst of emotion but the tranquil and steady dedication of a
    >lifetime." --Adlai E. Stevenson, Jr.
    >
    >Every time when a pay raise comes up for the military they usually
    >receive next to nothing of a raise. Now the green machine is in combat in
    >the
    >Middle East while their families have to survive on food stamps and live in
    >low
    >rent housing. However our own U.S. Congress just voted themselves a
    >raise, and many of you don't know that they only have to be in Congress
    >one-time to receive a pension that is more than $15,000 per month and
    >most are now equal to be millionaires plus. They also do not receive Social
    >Security on retirement because they didn't have to pay into the system.
    >If some of the military people stay in for 20 years and get out as an
    >E-7 you may receive a pension of $1,000 per month, and the very people who
    >placed you in harms way receive a pension of $15,000 per month. I would
    >like to see our elected officials pick up a weapon and join ranks before
    >they
    >start cutting out benefits and lowering pay for our sons and daughters who
    >are now fighting.
    >
    >I certainly hope you forward this to as many people as you can.
    >Especially the government employees, like Congressmen and Senator's.
     

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