Whether you like Rush Limbaugh or not, or whether you agree with his
opinions or not, this is worth reading!
By Rush Limbaugh
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
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.
We also learned over the weekend that some of the victims from
theOklahoma 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
Folks, this is part and parcel of over fifty years of entitlement
politics in this country. It’s just really sad.
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 theMiddle 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
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. Send it to you representative.
I would like to see some of this forums “Lefties” who are pro-troops and anti-government take part in this. As for all you pro-troops, I know you will do the right thing.
Best of Luck.