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Love Him or Loathe Him He Nailed this One Right in the Head
3/06/07 | Rush Limbaugh

Posted on 03/07/2007 4:01:23 PM PST by ronnie raygun

Love him or loathe him, he nailed this one right on the head..........

By Rush Limbaugh:

I think the vast differences in compensation between victims o f 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 milli on 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 a s 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 USCongress 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.

How many people

CAN YOU

send this to?

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How many

WILL YOU ?

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TOPICS: War on Terror
KEYWORDS: rush

1 posted on 03/07/2007 4:01:24 PM PST by ronnie raygun
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To: ronnie raygun

OK, I'm only responding due to the title.

"Nailed... right in the head"????

LOLOLOL

Here we go....


2 posted on 03/07/2007 4:04:17 PM PST by Responsibility2nd (Warning. If your tagline is funny... I may steal it.)
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To: ronnie raygun
At least post the whole quote:
The Truth Is

Rush Limbaugh

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 
country.


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 50 years of entitlement politics in this 
country. It's just really sad.
Comments: The above text, which went into email circulation in April 2002, has been confirmed by Rush Limbaugh as an accurate transcription of a monologue he delivered on his radio show March 11, 2002.
3 posted on 03/07/2007 4:07:31 PM PST by martin_fierro (< |:)~)
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To: ronnie raygun
..Love him or loathe him..

Who (among us) loathes him ?

4 posted on 03/07/2007 4:07:31 PM PST by HarmlessLovableFuzzball
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To: ronnie raygun
Bump.

Rush is exactly right on this

"It is foolish and wrong to mourn the men who died. Rather we should thank God that such men lived." - General Patton.

Amen.

5 posted on 03/07/2007 4:10:19 PM PST by batter ("Always take the offensive...Never Dig in." - Gen Patton)
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To: ronnie raygun

What Rush conveniently leaves out is the SGLI. $250,000 back when I was in. It's not the governments' fault if someone does not sign up for it.


6 posted on 03/07/2007 4:10:44 PM PST by Grunthor (You must go through the valley to stand upon the mountain.)
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To: ronnie raygun

Won't do any good ... you have to be sober first .... some of those in gov't have to be drunk to have a coherent thought ....


7 posted on 03/07/2007 4:10:46 PM PST by SkyDancer ("Those That Would Rather Have Security Than Freedom Deserve Neither")
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To: ronnie raygun

Never mind, I see in another post that you lied by omission. Must be a Liberal troll.


8 posted on 03/07/2007 4:12:31 PM PST by Grunthor (You must go through the valley to stand upon the mountain.)
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To: ronnie raygun
"..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 a s well..."

Tell them sorry, No.

9 posted on 03/07/2007 4:14:52 PM PST by Anti-Bubba182
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To: ronnie raygun
There is another reason for the compensation of the Sept 11 families.

It was, in part, a settlement, underwritten by the government to preempt an endless series of multimillion dollar lawsuits from bankrupting the airline industry.

While some may see this as "corporate welfare", given the circumstances of the time, the industry was in serious danger of collapsing.
10 posted on 03/07/2007 4:15:22 PM PST by dinasour (Pajamahadeen, SnowFlake, and Eeevil Doer.)
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To: HarmlessLovableFuzzball
The circus of clowns we now have in congress of coarse! And the endless parade of liberal mental midgets who may be our prez in 08 if we're not diligent
11 posted on 03/07/2007 4:15:57 PM PST by ronnie raygun (ID RATHER BE HUNTING WITH DICK THAN DRIVING WITH TED)
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To: ronnie raygun
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.

Compared to what some of those people who were killed would have made in a lifetime, it's a pittance.

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.

And whose fault is that? We were in control of Congress for the last 10 years and the White House for the last six. If benefits needed to be fixed, they could easily have been fixed at any time. Why is Limbaugh only bringing this up now as opposed to years ago?

Rush is playing class warfare games and crying crocodile tears, he can go toss hay.

12 posted on 03/07/2007 4:19:54 PM PST by Zeroisanumber (Quis custodiet ipsos custodes?)
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To: dinasour

I'd suspect such lawsuits would have named the federal government as well. Obviously, some of the september 11th victims had the assets to afford high priced lawyers, which is another factor in the choice of payout.


13 posted on 03/07/2007 4:30:12 PM PST by amchugh
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To: ronnie raygun

Rock on Rush. He nails it is right!!


14 posted on 03/07/2007 4:31:50 PM PST by Tribune7 (A bleeding heart does nothing but ruin the carpet)
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To: ronnie raygun

Rush raises some very good questions and points out some serious issues. Too bad not a dammed thing will be done to change any of this.


15 posted on 03/07/2007 4:34:16 PM PST by KoRn (FRED THOMPSON FOR PRESIDENT!)
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To: Zeroisanumber

"And whose fault is that? We were in control of Congress for the last 10 years and the White House for the last six. If benefits needed to be fixed, they could easily have been fixed at any time. Why is Limbaugh only bringing this up now as opposed to years ago?

Rush is playing class warfare games and crying crocodile tears, he can go toss hay."

Please note that the poster misdated the Rush piece, it was really March 11, 2002.


16 posted on 03/07/2007 4:37:54 PM PST by stockpirate (Rudy is a cross dresser, He is really a Liberal Democrat dresssed as a Conservative Rupublican.)
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To: Grunthor
SGLI is a voluntary program. The military member pays the life insurance premiums...but it is a low rate. If the 9/11 heads of family did not carry sufficient life insurance to take care of their families' needs, who's fault is that? Should it be the govt's responsibility? SGLI is not govt compensation. It is life insurance.

Being in the military for 27+ years now, this is a real bitter subject for me. I don't expect the govt to make my family rich if I die due to war-related circumstances, and I certainly don't expect the govt to make non-combatants rich either. We are all responsible for our own dependents. You make preparations, or you accept the consequences. PERIOD.

What is really nauseating is the claim that; "It is not enough. They would have made more than that over their expected lifetime". Perhaps when the nation is fighting for survival, we should call a stockbroker.
17 posted on 03/07/2007 4:43:44 PM PST by mesoman7
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To: amchugh
I'd suspect such lawsuits...

Good or bad, sometimes you have to just have to make a "business decision".

Life is not fair.

18 posted on 03/07/2007 4:48:22 PM PST by dinasour (Pajamahadeen, SnowFlake, and Eeevil Doer.)
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To: Grunthor
What Rush conveniently leaves out is the SGLI.

Maybe because he does not know what an "SGLI" is.

BTW, AFAIK, WTF is an SGLI?

Is it a program under the auspices of the SEC, ICC, DEA, HUD, NFA, SSA, ATF,or the DoD?

19 posted on 03/07/2007 4:52:57 PM PST by Cobra64 (www.BulletBras.net)
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To: mesoman7

My point is that Americans are generous and give to many charitable causes daily, Our men and women in the armed forces sacrifice themselves as well as thier families and I would like to see a fair playing field! "America without her military is an America no more"!


20 posted on 03/07/2007 4:56:28 PM PST by ronnie raygun (ID RATHER BE HUNTING WITH DICK THAN DRIVING WITH TED)
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To: ronnie raygun

As more and more of our people become propagandized into some psuedo-liberal-totalitarism I start to no longer believe in many of the ideas I was raised. I began to realize pigs will walk and beast of burden will be their slaves.


21 posted on 03/07/2007 5:25:57 PM PST by Porterville (Bullies love Peace and the Peaceful fight Wars.)
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To: ronnie raygun
Yes. I agree with your point. I remember Rush making that speech. I though I was going to stroke out. I knew exactly what he was talking about. He was painfully accurate.

I fully believe in (and contribute to)charities. This is where people can take care of people...and it is completely voluntary. The govt can play a role to help people "over the hump" when disaster strikes (short term aid like food, shelter, etc), but it is not govt's responsibility to "become your daddy". Especially with money that is not really theirs (non-voluntary contributions - taxes).
22 posted on 03/07/2007 5:46:01 PM PST by mesoman7
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To: Cobra64
SGLI - Servicemember's Group Life Insurance
23 posted on 03/07/2007 7:02:08 PM PST by DuncanWaring (The Lord uses the good ones; the bad ones use the Lord.)
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To: dinasour

Agreed.


24 posted on 03/07/2007 10:09:27 PM PST by amchugh
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To: mesoman7; trooprally

"Perhaps when the nation is fighting for survival, we should call a stockbroker."



THAT should leave a mark on the armchair warriors who take our precious Military volunteers and Vets for granted.

THANK YOU for your service.


25 posted on 03/07/2007 10:44:25 PM PST by The Spirit Of Allegiance (Public Employees: Honor Your Oaths! Defend the Constitution from Enemies--Foreign and Domestic!)
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To: dinasour

Is it?

I thought the compensation for the Sept 11 families was primarily from donations from all of us.

The amount was so large because there was such everyone donated.


26 posted on 03/08/2007 12:07:09 AM PST by Pikachu_Dad
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To: DuncanWaring; Cobra64

Thank You.


27 posted on 03/08/2007 9:44:50 AM PST by Grunthor (You must go through the valley to stand upon the mountain.)
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