An email I got today.

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    Got this email today.


    >Subject: SOME TIMES RUSH LIMBAUGH is VERY RIGHT
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    > Love him or hate him, he nailed this one right on the head.............
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    > By Rush Limbaugh:
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    > 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.
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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.
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    > 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.
     
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    sad but true.
     
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    Looked it up on snopes.com for authenticity. This is the genuine article, written by El Rushbo himself. Well, I already knew that, because it was right.
     

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