~Limbaugh Nailed This One~

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  1. dew38

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    ~Limbaugh Nailed This One~


    Love him or loathe 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 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. (Actually, soldiers are put in harms way by politicians and commanding
    officers.)

    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 US 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 pension 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?" :mad:
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    It's past time to do something! Our men, and women, in the military deserve the very best of what we can provide for them. I'm sick and tired of the blatant government spending. Spending on crap, and on themselves. I say vote them all out of office, and take away their retirement, body guards, and anything else that they have coming! They have raped the people of the U.S., and it's military personnel, for far too long!
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    MEGA-DITTO, man !!!!
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    Thanks for that dew38.....can you provide the link?
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    sorry i got in a email thought it would be a good topic ;)
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    Just to cleat this up 90% of the death benefit for 9-11 casualties is from donations from private individuals and corporations the other 10 is a combination of state and federal. A big chunk for firefighters and police comes from the numerous organizations they were affiliated with. Yes service members deserve more but how do you put a price on sacrifice for freedom? I watched friends get killed and I know that the money meant nothing to any of them and the families ended up donating most of it after funeral expenses which are not that much if buried in a Veterans Cemetery or Arlington.
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    I don't know what their life(or death, as I carry only death insurance) is worth but it's a lot more than what is currently offered. If the survivors choose to donate some or all of it, that's fine, but more has been earned regardless.

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