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
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 families
are getting. In addition to that, some of the families of
those bombed in the embassies are now asking for compensation
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