Tell 'em Rush!!!

Discussion in 'The Powder Keg' started by NRAJOE, Oct 9, 2002.

  1. NRAJOE

    NRAJOE YOU TALKIN' TO ME!? Forum Contributor

    > Rush Limbaugh, March 11, 2002
    >
    > I think the vast differences in compensation between
    > the victims of the September 11th 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 11th.
    >
    > 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 11th
    > 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 that are getting
    > an average of $1.185 million up to $4.7 million are
    > complaining that it's not enough.
    >
    > 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 11th 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 fifty years of
    > entitlement politics in this country.
    >
    > It's just really sad.
    >
    > "Patriotism is not a short and frenzied outburst of
    > emotion but the tranquil and steady dedication of a
    > lifetime."-Adlai E. Stevenson, Jr.
    >
    > Every time when 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.
    >
    > 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 onetime to receive a pension that is
    > more than $15,000 per month and most are now equal to
    > be 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 harms 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.
    Amen Rush... :right:
     
  2. Benny

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    That man is right on. Rush has his finger on the pulse no matter how much flak comes his way from closed liberal minds, he weathers it like a real man.

    Benny
     

  3. NRAJOE

    NRAJOE YOU TALKIN' TO ME!? Forum Contributor

    Rush for President!! :right:
     
  4. Rush is da man!....yepper.....fer sure.
     
  5. Klaus

    Klaus Guest

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    I agree with this post, and much of what he says about politics, but still am mad about the [email protected] he said concerning the Gonzalez affair. He took an extremist view that appeared to conflict with the majority of his listeners and then called everyone who disagreed with him names.
     
  6. I think I will wait on Klaus's comments. You know I was watching Jennings today and he talked about chemical and biological testing over the years on American military folk. They are trying to track down those folks to see what health effects they have incurred. Is this right. These were loyal people of the armed forces and most of them never knew they were part of an experiment. I wasn't ever in the military but what is wrong with this picture. Guinea Pigs.
     
  7. Not exactly an experiment but look what they did to the GIs in Nam with Agent Orange.

    They knew exactly what the effect of Agent Orange had/has on humans and other animals.

    The military and political views has always been a few lost lives are justifiable to save a larger number later or for the common good of all.
     
  8. Well if that's the the government's mindset -- justifiable-- then we shouldn't be alarmed at the experiments that the Butcher is doing on civilians. Why don't the head honchos jump in there and parcipitate in the experiment. I don't believe that one human life is more important than another. Not exactly an experiment excuse me this has been going on for years. Its a shame we are vieiwed as live stock instead of humans.
     
  9. oneastrix

    oneastrix G&G Newbie

    Man, it makes me mad. Though I feel for the families of those KIA or KI-9/11....Sometimes enough is enough. Fair ain't always fair...Everybody is more worried about what the other person "got" than they are worried about their own gall darn country.....

    And the gov't.....Well boys, I'll stop there beacause I'll burn up my keyboard!