What's a Military Family Worth?              

by Rush Limbaugh, March 11, 2002

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 

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, those 
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. "Patriotism  is not a short and frenzied outburst of emotion but the tranquil and  steady dedication of a  lifetime."-Adlai E. Stevenson, 
Jr. 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 you may  receive a pension of $1,000  per month, and 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 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.

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