MILITARY PAY ….. it’s just plain WRONG!

Love  him or hate him … Limbaugh  Nailed This One                        

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 theMiddle 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.

About josiahe

Watching closely, working to understand all I may, in this "Age of Information", even from my limited view, I can see much of what's going on ..... and I oft see it's going to impact all of us which is why I share it. My focus is to expose evil, and to serve my Lord and savior Jesus in whatever way He shows me. If one waits long enough, better writers will come along and comment; it's just that I have so little patience with the evil that lurks among us and I've wasted so much time and now, there is so little left! WELCOME!
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