Limbaugh Nailed This One~
> 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
> 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
> the first check you get is a $6,000 direct death benefit, half of which is
> Next, you get $1,750 for burial costs. If you are the surviving spouse, you
> $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
> 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
> are getting. In addition to that, some of the families of those bombed in
> 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
> 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