Friday, March 13, 2009

I don't care for Rush Limbaugh, but.....

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 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.

3 comments:

JeffH said...

I don't normally agree with Rush either, but in this case he is right on. Families of soldiers serving in our armed forces are already sacrificing a lot when the primary bread winner is deployed for years at a time. Compensating the family only $6000 for loss of a loved one is quite frankly an insult!

wirecutter said...

The statement reads the FIRST check. I actually think the total is more - when I was in the Army back in the late 70s, the death benefit then was $10,000.
But still.....

Tattoo Jim said...

And we send these young people over there, in harms way, knowing that some won't come home, and all their families get is a few thousand dollars and a flag. It is sad about those lost on 9/11 and I feel so bad for their families but our troops deserve so much more for putting it all on the line, 24/7/365.