Anything Goes Self explanatory forum name... (No NWS)

 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
post #1 of 8 (permalink) Old 08-31-2005, 10:51 PM Thread Starter
don't read this
 
rinn's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2005
Location: Morrison, CO
Posts: 16,356
   
Send a message via AIM to rinn Send a message via Yahoo to rinn
Got this in an email

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 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 fa! mily

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.

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

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.



Never pay again for live sex! | Hot girls doing naughty stuff for free! | Chat for free!


To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.

"I don't like your jerk off name, I don't like your jerk off face, I don't like your jerk off behavior, and I don't like you...... jerk off!"
To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
rinn is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #2 of 8 (permalink) Old 08-31-2005, 10:57 PM
Ask the Chief
 
Firehawk's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2005
Location: Right here.
Posts: 10,687
   
that's old news.....but true.

we raise our hands, knowing that might mean death. never hear much of anything about that 9-11 relief money anymore...do we.

wonder if a similar amount will make it to each of the victims of Katrina.....


To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
Firehawk is offline  
post #3 of 8 (permalink) Old 08-31-2005, 11:02 PM
 
Join Date: Jun 2005
Posts: 4,906
 
korrupt1 is offline  
post #4 of 8 (permalink) Old 09-01-2005, 12:01 PM
 
Join Date: Jun 2005
Posts: 4,878
 
You know its sad that this is what our country has become. I would still lay down my life for one of my fellow Brothers and family SemperFI
Steve05R1 is offline  
post #5 of 8 (permalink) Old 09-01-2005, 01:05 PM
Mummy Man
 
gsxcorey's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2005
Posts: 13,224
 
Send a message via MSN to gsxcorey
yah, somethings are just messed up. i think our country has became a country of lawsuits, free rides, and if anything bad happens to you, you should be given free money. i think our military guys get enough. 200,000 sgli if you choose to. TAKE IT it's like 18 a mo.

i think those of 9/11 and other places should recieve only the donations, etc...it's tragic, but when in this world's history do you get to live a life of the rich if something bad happens to you or a family member? that money comes from somewhere and yes it means times will be rough, but that's what life insurance, etc is for. plan for bad times...people don't owe you or anyone anything. it's out of the goodness of their hearts they donate...that's all people should recieve imo...


To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.


To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
gsxcorey is offline  
post #6 of 8 (permalink) Old 09-01-2005, 02:24 PM
phil-osepher
 
kneedragger77's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2005
Location: El Mundo
Posts: 3,699
 
kind of true, but as of sept 1st troops can have $400,000 in Life insurance for $26 per month. Not bad......

http://www.military.com/Finance/Cont...GLI_051805.htm


To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.


To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
kneedragger77 is offline  
post #7 of 8 (permalink) Old 09-01-2005, 02:46 PM
Mummy Man
 
gsxcorey's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2005
Posts: 13,224
 
Send a message via MSN to gsxcorey
hmmm didn't know of that. might need to up my sgli


To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.


To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
gsxcorey is offline  
post #8 of 8 (permalink) Old 09-01-2005, 10:19 PM
 
Join Date: Jun 2005
Posts: 9,350
  
and most military, if they are smart, dont pay much in taxes either.......

claim florida or texas and no state tax is deducted, even if you;ve never even been to those states.

as for the 9/11 victims, most won't actually get much. by the time is all said and done, the lawyers will get richer, the politicians will get richer and kiss more babies, and the average working joe will have donated money to what he thought were worthy causes, only to see much of it pissed away in legal wrnagling and mis-management.
'
instead of sending money to charities, we should be able to send it directly to a victim on a list and still have it tax deductible, but of course, than the "directors" and "fellows" of these organizations couldn't make their outrageously high salaries now could they..........
R1Budha is offline  
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now



In order to be able to post messages on the Sport Bike Forum forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.

User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.

Password:


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:
OR

Log-in










Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page
Display Modes
Linear Mode Linear Mode



Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome