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By Rush Limbaugh:
I think the vast differences in compensation between victims of the September 11 casualty and those who die serving the 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 just 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
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 just voted themselves a raise, and 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 also 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, you may receive a pension of $1,000 per month, and the very people who placed you in harm's way receive 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.
"When 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. If you're interested there is more.......................
This must be a campaign issue in 2004. Keep it going. SOCIAL SECURITY: (This is worth the read. It's short and to the point.) Many of you may have already seen this part, so it will be a depressing reminder....
Perhaps we are asking the wrong questions during election years. Our Senators and Congressmen do not
When they retire, they continue to draw the same pay until they die, except it may increase from time to time for cost of living adjustments. For example, former Senator Byrd and Congressman White and their wives may expect to draw $7,800,000 - that's Seven Million, Eight Hundred Thousand), with their lives drawing $275,000.00 during the last years of their lives.
This is calculated on an average life span for each. Their cost for this excellent plan is $00.00. These little perks they voted for themselves is free to them. You and I pick up the tab for this plan.
Social Security could be very good if only one small change were made. And that change would be to jerk the Golden Fleece Retirement Plan from under the Senators and Congressmen. Put them into the Social Security plan with the rest of us and then watch how fast they would fix it.
If enough people receive this, maybe a seed of awareness will be planted and maybe good changes will
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Posted by hump a dump @ 09/29/2003 10:48 PM PST
Because the publication of the report of the 9/11 committee was released to the public Thursday, and was in book stores throughout the country on that day, my employers felt that someone might glean some responses by on the street interviews of some citizens who have bought the report. So, I was sent to the sidewalk outside the Alturas Book Store in downtown Alturas. As you may recall, this bookstore whose motto is, "We Never Sleep in the Stacks", is also the bookstore for the Alturas Campus of the great University of California and as such has a large collection of Political Science books, of which the most famous and popular is Mary Baker Eddy's well read treatise on Chrtistian Political Science, the foundation of Southern Basptist erudition.
Well, I must say that bookstore was busy this Thursday morning. I was standing outside with my cameraman, Sid Charise, quite early. at about 07.15 hours give or take a few seconds and the crowd numbered about 14,378 according to Sgt Wilmer Cotton of the APD. The good Sgt was herding people past the doors as he exclaimed rather tersely, "Get moving. Keep moving, or I'll run you in for supporting other than Geo W. Keep it moving you."
I felt constrained to speak to the Sgt for a few moments. "Sir, if you can but spare a moment or two."
"Keep moving. Oh, it's you, is it? I always defer to the Press at all times."
"Yes. Why is it that you feel it necessary to push the crowds away from this bastion of Free Speech?"
"Free speech is allowed only at place properly licensed for such activity, Penal Code 462.67, from which I quote rather loosely, "It shall be against the law for anyone to spit on the sidewalk near or about any institution displaying merchandise of an inflammatory manner such that innocent citizens may be unduly influenced in a derogatory fashion such that they may be caused to expectorate or otherwise dispose of bodily fluids in public."
"You mean, an institution such as this University Endowed bookstore dedicated to the promulgations of publicly published literature of a non-inflammatory nature?"
"Exactly. Just what I would have said in similar circumstances."
"Oh, but you will not intefere with my pursuit of freedom of inquiry here in front of the Alturas Bookstore, right here on College Avenue within sight of the campus of U.C. Alturas, will you, huh?"
"You got it. Now move along there, you there with the sideburns and the crack pipe."
So, as you can see, my efforts to obtain unfettered interviews might engender some resistance among the citizens eager to buy a book from the Government Printing Office, especially one Sgt Wilmer Cotton. But I did in fact persist, and attached to this short but informative note are some of the responses I illicited. I mean, elicited, oh bother.
I stopped this rather dowdy looking lady with a parasol across her left shoulder, and wearing a pink cumberbund about her waist and a short skirt. "Pardon me, ma'am, but I'd just love to talk to you about this book so recently distributed to all the bookstores of our nation."
"You mean, Home to the Country by Tim Watson?"
"Oh, no. I mean, the Report of the Committe on 9/11."
"Oh, yes, I read that one."
"Good. What did you think about it?"
"Yes, the book."
'Oh that. Oh not much. I think those men had something better to do than to sit around attacking Our President."
"Oh, but they didn't. I mean..."
"They most certainly did. Why they even said he played golf the whole time."
"Don't you watch the NEWS, sonny?"
"Oh, but I mean the text, the book, the words in that 500 page book that explores all the ramifications of the attack on the WWTs?"
"There were no WMDs in it at all. None that I am sufficiently aware of. Now I have to go into the bookstore such that I can return the Tim Watson book that I just couldn't get past the firt two pages of because it was so full of obscene ***. I mean I never in my life have read such trash. Outa my way, you cad."
I clutched at the arm of this man in faded denims trousers and no shirt. His placard read, "Sinners Beware. The End is Not so Far off That You Should Not Concern Yourself."
"Sir, sir. I mean, you there. I'd like to ask you your feelings after having read the report of the Committee on 9/11"
"Yes. It was a revealing book indeed, sonny. If you wish you may ask me any questions you wish at this point in time. I have a few moments before I must get to my class on the Relevance of Religion in Today's Marketplace."
"Oh, I say. Are you a student at this illustrious campus?"
"Not at all. I am the Professor Eneritus of The History of Current Affairs. My class awaits even as we speak here today on the importance of Free Trade and NAFTA in the beef belt of Paraguay."
"Oh, how interesting. Now, you have read the report, then, have you?"
"Of course. I found it to be a most delighful discussion of the various religions of the world."
"Of course. If you had been present during my lectures yesterday, you would have known how deeply moved I was by that report, and all its fullsome revelations."
"Oh yes. I'm so sorry I missed it."
"Yes, and you should be. I was touched by the simplicity of the arguments, by the weight of the evidence, and in particular by the eloquent literary style in which the very words were couched."
"Oh, yes. But, the content. The arguments and the discussions... how about them?"
"Oh, the arguments. Yes, toward the end of the book, were they not so clearly stated? So deftly laid out."
"Did you agree with them?"
"One has only to read the report to know the answer to that."
And he strode toward his wating class in the University.
I garnered a rather seedy looking individual who was trying to escape the strong grip of my cameraman. "Sir, you with the Report tucked under your arm. I say, have you had a chance to read this report so securely and secretively held under your coat?"
"Huh? What are you accusing me of this time?"
"Why nothing, sir. Only that I wish to ask you your thoughts upon reading the report on 9/11."
"I finsihed it last night in bed."
"You read the entire report last night? All 500 and more pages?"
"Yeah. It stinks."
"Really? And in what regard does it so stink?"
"The binding. It kept me awake all night."
"It kept sliding under my pillow."
"I see. But you did read it then. I mean before falling asleep."
"Yeah. I think I did. I had it with me. I think I opened it."
"Oh then, what is your thinking about it now that you have finished it?"
"What do I think about it? I read the entire thing before Jay Leno came on."
"I think I did. I had to let the cat out about then and I think I read it all in that time. Yeah, I'm sure I did now that I think about it. Yeah."
"What's your opinon now? I mean, did it change how you feel about the upcoming election?"
"Yes. You know, Bush and Kerry and all that."
"Oh. Oh, I see what you're driving at now. No. I still feel the same."
"You do? Tell me about it."
"Well, as I see it from here, from my viewpoint, Schwarzenegger, is right on target. It's time our legislature gets its act together."
"You mean Congress?"
"No. I'm talking about the budget."
"How about Al Qaeda. The Taliban? Pakistan and India? Oil ? The Middle East and all its turmoil? The CIA and its relationship to the FBI? Homeland Security? Iraq? Israel and Palestine? Arafat? The Oakland A's?"
"I have no interest in anything outside of Alturas right now."
"But the book? The Report?"
"Like I told you. It kept me awake all night."
I had to rush my report to the ANG Newspapers, and so I had to stop my illuminating interviews. Gosh, what a revelation these on the street interviews revealed.
But then, I guess that's what revelations do, huh?
Posted by Jack @ 07/30/2004 02:21 PM PST
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