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    If this doesent make your eyes bleed

    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 the Middle 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.

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    First, this is 5 years old. You're just now finding it?

    Now, let's get into the real facts:

    What this piece doesn't mention is that military personnel are automatically insured under the Servicemembers' Group Life Insurance program, which pays a maximum of $400,000 to the families of servicement killed while on active service -- the same as the base amount paid to the families of civilians killed in the 9/11 attacks.

    That, and spouses are paid $833 per month, with $211 per month for each dependent child.

    So let's say that the average servicemember has 2 kids, averaging 10 years old a piece. That means that by age 18, the family would have accrued $50,640 in benefits for the kids. Then let's say that the average spouse of a killed servicemember is 30. If she lives to be the national average lifespan of 75 years, that's $1,949,220 for the remaining 45 years. So you're really talking, over a lifetime, an average of about $2 million dollars to families of soldiers, above the 1.8 million average to 9/11 victims.

    Note that I was pretty generous there. Most enlisted soldiers on the front line are well under the age of 30, meaning younger children and wives. But I'll give you the age of 30 just for a starting point.
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    Quote Originally Posted by run4it
    First, this is 5 years old. You're just now finding it?

    Now, let's get into the real facts:

    What this piece doesn't mention is that military personnel are automatically insured under the Servicemembers' Group Life Insurance program, which pays a maximum of $400,000 to the families of servicement killed while on active service -- the same as the base amount paid to the families of civilians killed in the 9/11 attacks.

    That, and spouses are paid $833 per month, with $211 per month for each dependent child.

    So let's say that the average servicemember has 2 kids, averaging 10 years old a piece. That means that by age 18, the family would have accrued $50,640 in benefits for the kids. Then let's say that the average spouse of a killed servicemember is 30. If she lives to be the national average lifespan of 75 years, that's $1,949,220 for the remaining 45 years. So you're really talking, over a lifetime, an average of about $2 million dollars to families of soldiers, above the 1.8 million average to 9/11 victims.

    Note that I was pretty generous there. Most enlisted soldiers on the front line are well under the age of 30, meaning younger children and wives. But I'll give you the age of 30 just for a starting point.
    Itís good to hear from the Spin master. What branch of the service where you in? I am sure you told me five years ago and I forgot. This came to me in an E mail, I just pass em on. Again I am in your debt for putting me on the straight and narrow. I am sure that a 22year old woman will remain single. I mean why give up that free cash.
    How silly of me.

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