Is it true?

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  1. Alpha1
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    Fact or fiction...???

    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?" 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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    I don't know if Rush is the one who actually said that, but I know that's been floating around for years.
     
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    Typical Limbaugh. He starts out with know facts (settlement for 911 victims) then adds the pitifully benefits for soldiers killed in combat. Then he tries to connect this injustice to 50 years of entitlement programs, which makes no sense. He follows this with a tirade about congressman retirement benefits. Finally he asked that this be forwarded to all your friends.
    You ask is it true. Is what true? The facts about the payout to 911 victims, military survivor benefits and congressional retirement pay. Probably so, unless his researchers made a mistake.
     
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    If its true, you would have to be an idiot and asshole to not be angry about the injustice of it all.....and thats the fuckin' point....
     
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    I think the bigger question is why should anyone be compensated for dying tragically? Aside from the insurance payout it's just a big money grab. You have the OKC victims crying because they think they didn't get as much as the 9-11 people, and now we have soldiers complaining that they don't get their share. The entire thing is a pathetic display of petty jealousy.
     
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    more like Greed but good point :)
     
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    Greed your ass.....

    A soldier is working for the government...
    A soldier is put in harms way by the government,,...FOR the government, FOR the citizens of the country.....
    Its becomes the duty of the government to compensate that soldiers family for his sacrifice....

    A victim of murder, terrorism, earthquake, flood, car accident, what the fuck ever, is not a victim because of the government....and deserves NO compensation by the government I(us).....

    Can't you people use you god given brains at all....does common sense and common logic just escape you ?......can't you fuckin' THINK at all....?
     
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    We currently have an all-volunteer Military.

    If the Volunteers don't read through the terms and conditions of their service, that's on them. If they read through them and still volunteer, good on them for it, all the more noble; however, don't complain later when you knew what you were going into.

    Perhaps if people feel the Military's family is not properly compensated, they should pull a "free market fix" and stop Volunteering for a bit until it's fixed.
     
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    This is false. An E-7 today retiring at 20 years service will receive a pension of about $2000 a month.
     

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