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Rush Limbaugh's thoughts on .......
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JanO    Posted 09-10-2003 at 14:07:20       [Reply]  [Send Email]
I saw this on another site and felt that it should be posted here also....

This says it all! Not that we don't feel for the families who've lost loved ones due to terrorism, but at who's expense? Right now it looks like it's at the expense of our military personel and their families.

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 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. N ext, 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 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 congress person 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 lives.

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.



Jimbob    Posted 09-10-2003 at 19:06:08       [Reply]  [No Email]
Make no mistake about it, the Federal gov't higher level employees are as greedy as they come. You just keep paying those taxes folks, they (the rich) have needs apparently greater than yours!


Ditto    Posted 09-10-2003 at 14:48:18       [Reply]  [No Email]
~Lenore....Ditto from a Rush fan.

Maybe we should all run for Congress. Amazing isn't it!


All valid .....    Posted 09-10-2003 at 14:39:46       [Reply]  [No Email]
points made here....now watch how fast the whining lieburrals tear it up and manipulate the topic(called muddy the water).


Rose Mary Mckenzie    Posted 10-11-2003 at 11:15:34       [Reply]  [Send Email]
We all fall at one time or another in life. Rush is no different. I support Rush, and want him to get the help he needs, so he can get back to his radio program, and tell it like it is. Our prayers are with him, and his wife, to endure, and have the strength and courage to face this. I'm proud of him, and will follow this challange with him. God bless you Rush, rush back to us!!


Paul Luketich    Posted 10-12-2003 at 15:11:24       [Reply]  [Send Email]
I don't get it. If Rush still has his pain how will he be able to stop taking pain meds? The pain meds are no different than taking meds for diabetes. If you need them you need them. Just because some of the the pain meds side effects when taken to excess are euphoria etc. If he has the pain then what will be done to alleviate the pain? Or is his pain false? Did he just use the pain as an excuse to get drugs to get high? It doesn't make sense to say that he got addicted to drugs to alleviate pain if he truly has that pain. He may have abused those drugs and taken them to excess but if he stops taking them how is that going to affect his pain?


Tony    Posted 10-02-2003 at 08:47:37       [Reply]  [Send Email]
Why can't he say what is on his mind? Isn't
this a free country without Al Sharpton, et. al.
complaining. Give me a break - he was
correct; McNabb isn't what he was hailed to be
following his entry into the NFL. Liberals are
taking over the USA; God help us all!


Redneck    Posted 09-10-2003 at 18:08:52       [Reply]  [No Email]
That would be nothing new.

He is usually on and this time he is REALLY on!Cut the bums out of the loop.


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