Subject: What's only right- 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,
> 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.
> 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 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
> "When do we finally do something about this ?"
What's only right-By Rush Limbaugh