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02-15-2011 06:21 PM  6 years agoPost 1
Ed W

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Whether you love him or hate him ...
~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 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?"

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02-15-2011 06:28 PM  6 years agoPost 2
Dennis (RIP)

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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.
Well, it surely won't happen on the left. And, the right will be very reluctant.

Its all "Feel Good" legislation that will never stop.

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02-15-2011 06:44 PM  6 years agoPost 3
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I guess I may be viewed as "cold hearted" but why do the families of 9/11 victims deserve any sort of payout above what their individual life insurance policies paid out?

Don't get me wrong - they died in horrific circumstances on a day when they though they were just going about their daily business. I truly feel and grieve over what that must be like. But, how will money - being taken from taxpayers in the end - bring their loved ones back?

This is a victim stealing from other victims.... really messed up.

The only type of payout that would be justified is an international class action lawsuit against those that funded the terrorists in the first place, they are partly to blame for what happened.

Whats next, I die in my sleep of a heart attack and my family gets a payout from the government because they should have protected me better from my eating habits??? Or how about the family of every murder victim in the country now gets a government payout because somehow big brother should have been able to stop a person from killing?

Sorry this is ridiculous, and if I might be so bold, asking for a cash payout from other and future taxpayers because your loved one died in a tragedy that was unimaginable is a slap in the face to your loved one.

Apparently money means more to people than ethics.... go after the groups that actually committed the acts and stop trying to get paid for your sorrow....



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02-15-2011 08:41 PM  6 years agoPost 4
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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.
How does taxing this make sense to anyone?

Anything is possible if you don't know what you are talking about!

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02-15-2011 09:30 PM  6 years agoPost 5
Dennis (RIP)

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How does taxing this make sense to anyone?
Of course, it does not make sense to anyone that has to pay taxes on it. Same as death taxes others have to pay.

But, it does makes sense to Washington DC as an excellent source of income.

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