Got this email today. >Subject: SOME TIMES RUSH LIMBAUGH is VERY RIGHT > > > > > Love him or hate 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 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. > > 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 U.S. 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.