Military Life Worth?
by 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
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
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
$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
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
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
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
tranquil and steady dedication of a lifetime." --Adlai E.
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
and live in low rent housing. However our
own U.S. Congress just 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 be millionaires plus. They also do not receive
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
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
and daughters who are now fighting.