February 19th, 2003

ponytail girl

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so here's the deal with Hawaii. As soon as Keith recieves Eli's birth certificate, he gets the ball rolling. They will cut us tickets from Tampa to hawaii. Keith graduates on the 14th and will be home at the latest on the 15th. We will be leaving Tampa March 29. I know they are moving our things from here (some furniture we're buying from Keith's parents) and hopefully we will know soon about my JUNK in Utah. More than likely, we won't have a computer let alone internet access for some while, but my wonderful friend Andrea (andrea_p has offered to let me borrow her computer once in a while. YAY! As soon as the BC gets in, we get to go for our overseas screenings... yay. Lots of shots... (IE more hep B, tetnus, flu... etc). Im not looking forward to that

Well, I just walked a mile on the treadmill and Im all nasty so Im going to get somewhat cleaned up. Im going to attempt going to the salon today since I havent gotten a ped in like 4 weeks and a manicure in 3. Jacque should be here around 12:45-1, so we'll see how it goeses.
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ponytail girl

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Whether you like Rush Limbaugh or not, this is
worth reading!

By Rush Limbaugh

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.

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 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 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.

"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.

oh and PS... the last payraise that was so talked about in Jan? It was somewhere around 3%