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Love him or loathe him, he nailed this one right on the head..........

Discussion in 'Off Topic' started by fredball, Dec 15, 2013.

  1. fredball

    fredball Vancouver, WA Well-Known Member

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    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?" If this doesn't seem fair to you, it is time to forward this to as many people as you can.


    How many people
    CAN YOU
    send this to?
     
  2. Dunerunner

    Dunerunner You'll Never Know Well-Known Member

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    Thanks for this.....
     
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  3. U201491

    U201491 Well-Known Member

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    Very well stated !
     
  4. Burt Gummer

    Burt Gummer Portland Completely Out of Ammo

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    Pacification of the 9.11 victim's families who wanted real answers and not the silly fable that past by most Americans as the 'official' story.
     
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  5. DMax

    DMax Yamhill Well-Known Member

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  6. U201491

    U201491 Well-Known Member

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    I have had a hunch that it was a coordinated effort not only by them, but people here within our own ranks.
    What better way to pave the path for the DHS, the Patriot Act and everything that has occurred since.
     
  7. Mikej

    Mikej Portland Gold Supporter Gold Supporter 2015 Volunteer 2016 Volunteer

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  8. giddyupgo55

    giddyupgo55 Vernonia Active Member

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    I've have always liked Rush. Right to the point and no BS
     
  9. John H

    John H Whatcom County Well-Known Member

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    military receive $100k payout. So Rush is wrong again.
     
  10. oknow

    oknow amboy wa. Well-Known Member

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    Source?
     
  11. John H

    John H Whatcom County Well-Known Member

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  12. 308

    308 ΜOΛΩΝ ΛΑΒΕ ΜOΛΩΝ ΛΑΒΕ Platinum Supporter Silver Supporter

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    My Dad (bless his heart) does the same thing....gets these emails forwarded 100X then hits forward to all :)
     
  13. oknow

    oknow amboy wa. Well-Known Member

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  14. John H

    John H Whatcom County Well-Known Member

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    Sorry, natural reflex.