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    Make sense?

    this is a long post but well worth reading...

    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 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 11. 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 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 inharms way FOR ALL OF US, and they and their families know the dangers.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?

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    Join Date
    Aug 2003
    Twin Cities Area
    thats ridiculous...

    i had no idea these people were being compensated to that degree.
    if you haven't considered chapter 7 bankruptcy, maybe you should.
    eliminate your debt, keep the property you want, most people qualify.
    contrary to popular belief - no attorney is necessary!

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    Join Date
    Jul 2003
    Goleta, CA
    I demand their pay reduced and sent to families of fallen soldiers. See if they think it isn't enough then. Those soldiers are in the wrong place at the right time too but they don't complain and do their duty day in and day out. What more can you ask of citizens then to die in a foreign country and fight for their home country?
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    One of the few occasions where Limbaugh seems to make a logically valid argument...assuming his numbers are not distorted or out of context(as a lot of what he talks about is).

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    Join Date
    Mar 2004
    very nice post. That is sick. I hope not to offend anyone with "my opinion" Dont they realize with out U.S Soldiers defending our country and military not ridding the world or terrorism things like that will continue to happen. People keep saying well Iraq has nothing to do with Osama bin Laden or Sep 11, and why are we over there. How Not ? they may not be 50/50 partners but both have the agenda of terrorizing people around the world and it needs to end whether it takes 2 years or 10. And Military personal should be compensated well, maybe not the ones who were abusing prisoners but 99.9999% should receive it, and not the familys of victims who were at there job such as in the world trade center. Not that they dont deserve anything but it shouldnt come from taxpayers. I work near the airport, if a plane crashed and killed people in my building because of a hijacker I dont think trying to be compensated by the government even makes sence. Sue the terminal where security failed. Now maybe they need to sue due to the fact the US government with held information from its different departments and branches
    regarding reports of a possible attack by plane and why security or anything else is always done after the fact. Guess thats same reason unemployment and secretary of state (DMV) office's is allways so slow. Government workers who dont do there jobs, and claim to have PHD's LOL turns out there mail ordered :-)

    As far as Nick Berg his family, they should sue majorly due that this fella was held and released and later taken back prisoner and from my understanding was in CIA hands prior to this happening the second time, sh** he called his mom after his first release

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