By Rush Limbaugh:

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  1. Z3PR

    Z3PR Banned

    Mar 30, 2002
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    By Rush Limbaugh:

    I think the vast differences in compensation between victims of the
    September 11 casualty and those who die serving our 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 11.

    Well, I 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
    11 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 who are getting an average of
    $1.185 million up to $4.7 million are complaining that it's not enough.
    Their deaths were tragic, but for most, they were simply in the wrong
    place at the wrong time. Soldiers put themselves in harms way
    FOR ALL OF US, and they and their families know the dangers.

    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 11 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 50 years of entitlement politics in this country.
    It's just really sad. Every time 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 Eastwhile their
    families have to survive on food stamps and live in low-rent
    housing. Make sense?

    However, our own U.S. Congress voted themselves a raise. 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 being millionaires plus. They 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, they may receive a pen! sion of $1,000 per month, and the very
    people who placed them in harm's way receives 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.

    "When do we finally do something about this?" If this doesn't seem
    fair to you, it is time to forward this to as many people as you can.
  2. sled_dog

    sled_dog 1 ton status

    Sep 3, 2002
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    Austin, TX
    but the military is paid way too much and has too many benefits right? :surepal:

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