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I got this in an e-mail. I’m not sure how true it is.

Here are the facts…soldiers die every day for this country…and the surviving family get next to nothing while families of people who died from terrorist attacks say they are not getting enough…WHY?

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
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
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
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

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
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

“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

How many people
send this to???

How many



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