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|06-06-2004, 02:51 PM||#1|
*VMBB Senior Chief Of Staff*
Join Date: Jan 2001
Location: Marty Robbins old hometown, Glendale Arizona--a suburb of Phoenix.
EVER READ THIS?
Love him or loath him, he nailed this one right on the head.............
By Rush Limbaugh:
I think the vast differences in compensation between
victims of the September 11 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
11. 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 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 East while their families have to survive on food stamps and live in low-rent housing. Make sense?
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 being 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 harm's 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.
"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.If your interested there is more.......................
This must be a campaign issue in 2004. Keep it going.
If enough people receive this, maybe a seed of awareness will be planted and maybe good changes will evolve. WE, each one of us... can make a difference..
How many people can YOU send this to?
|06-06-2004, 05:20 PM||#2|
*TFF Admin Staff Chief Counselor*
Join Date: Mar 2003
Location: At SouthernMoss' side forever!
Good post, Chief, and one that all should read.
The flag represents a living country and is itself considered a living thing.
The only criminal class native to the United States is Congress.
|06-07-2004, 11:08 PM||#3|
*VMBB Admin Staff*
Join Date: Jan 2001
Location: Owyhee County, Idaho
I've seen this before somewhere and it is so TRUE!!
After 9-11 and I heard about these huge amounts of money to be awarded to victims' families, I was pissed.
It was not right then and it is still not right today.
Our people in uniform and their families deserve much more than that which is available to them at this time.
Be who you are & say what you will,
Those that matter won't mind and those that mind don't matter.
I'm a bitter clinger, One Nation Under God.
|12-21-2004, 05:12 PM||#4|
Join Date: May 2004
Location: Shreveport, LA why leave the USA to visit a 3rd world country?
Re: EVER READ THIS?
I heard him say it on his radio show...and read it on his website. I understand why they did what they did with the payments to the families of the 9-11-2001 victims. What I don't understand is why one family got X amount, another family Y amount, and yet another family Z amount.
The reason for the payout was to avoid litigation and payments that would have bankrupted an airline or two..and several insurance and financial institutions. Those who elected to take the payment have/had to sign a binding agreement that they could not sue the airline at a later date.
However, it gauls me to hear them continue to this day that they need MORE money and seem intent on finding a way to get even more.
As for those in the military, the death benefits were instituted back in WWII, I believe, correct me if I'm in error here, and need to be modernized. If you index money from 1941 to today, that would be okay with me. Don't have the figures here now, but believe that the figure would be well in excess of $100,000.00.
Fortunately, there are several groups who are actively soliciting contributions to help the families of our fallen fighting men and women. The one that stands out is the "Fallen Heroes" group...headed by Sean Hannity and Oliver North.
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