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
this country. If you lost a family member in the September 11 attack,
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
the first check you get is a $6,000 direct death benefit, half of which is
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
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
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
are getting. In addition to that, some of the families of those bombed in
embassies are now asking for compensation as well.
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
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?
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
placed them in harm's way receives a pension of $15,000 per month.
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
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.
send this to?