Ruch Limbaugh

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  1. Jack

    Jack "Dirty Jack"

    Aug 28, 2003
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    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

    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
    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 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 being 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 harm's 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.If your interested there
    is more.......................

    This must be a campaign issue in 2004. Keep it going.
    SOCIAL SECURITY: (This is worth the read. It's short
    and to the point.)

    Perhaps we are asking the wrong questions during
    election years. Our Senators and Congressmen do not
    pay into Social Security. Many years ago they voted
    in their own benefit plan. In more recent years, no
    congressperson has felt the need to change it. For
    all practical purposes their plan works like this:

    When they retire, they continue to draw the same pay
    until they die, except it may increase from time to
    time for cost of living adjustments. For example,
    former Senator Byrd and Congressman White and their
    wives may expect to draw $7,800,000 - that's Seven
    Million, Eight Hundred Thousand), with their wives
    drawing $275,000.00 during the last years of their

    This is calculated on an average life span for each.

    Their cost for this excellent plan is $00.00. These
    little perks they voted for themselves is free to
    them. You and I pick up the tab for this plan.

    The funds for this fine retirement plan come directly
    from the General
    Fund--our tax dollars at work! From our own Social
    Security Plan, which you and I pay (or have paid) into
    -- every payday until we retire (which amount is
    matched by our employer) --we can expect to get an
    average $1,000 per month after retirement. Or, in
    other words, we would have to collect our average of
    $1,000 monthly benefits for 68 years and one month to
    equal Senator Bill Bradley's benefits!

    Social Security could be very good if only one small
    change were made. And that change would be to jerk
    the Golden Fleece Retirement Plan from under the
    Senators and Congressmen. Put them into the Social
    Security plan with the rest of us and then watch how
    fast they would fix it.
  2. janeeng

    janeeng Guest

    Truly amazing!!! however the part with Oklahoma trying to get the same as the families from 9/11 just kill me - why? what's getting more money? is this going to bring justice, is it going to bring back your loved one? I find it sad to think that the death of a loved one in a tragic way, turns to how much money you can make from their death.
  3. Bern80

    Bern80 Gold Member

    Jan 9, 2004
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    I listen to Rush all the time and personally i think he is a much better writer than he is a talker.

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