Entitlement mentality (long) worth a read

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  1. ysacres

    ysacres Well-Known Member Supporting Member

    Nov 10, 2001
    Pullman WA
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    (1/21/03 5:33:16 pm)
    Entitlement mentality (Long) worth a read
    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 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.

    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. 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.

    Our own US 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 they may receive
    a pension of $1,000 per month, while the politicians,
    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.

    "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.

    "Life is not:easy, fair or cheap... sometimes bad things happen to good people"

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    (1/22/03 11:44:42 am)
    Reply Re: Entitlement mentality (Long) worth a read
    Do we expect any less from these
    scumbags in Washington ?