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10 Year Anniversary of 9/11

Posted on | September 11, 2011 | No Comments

This week has been non-stop coverage of the September 11, 2001 event.  It almost felt like we were reliving it.  I had forgotten how easy it was for Congress to get along back then.  They quickly created the September 11th Compensation Victims Fund and properly funded it with $7 billion.  I had forgotten how well the fund had paid out to survivors too.  The average compensation was $2,083,000.  Some got paid less and others much more.  CNN Money ran an interesting story on how one family (I’m fairly certain she received more than the average) was still “coping” with their new found wealth ten years later.  She still has no need to work but believes that someday she might have to get a job to pay for health care.

Ceremonies commemorating Sept 11, 2001 were held all over it seemed.  Including at the Flight 93 National Memorial in Shanksville, Pa.  Donors to the memorial site have already spent $52 million and Bill Clinton has pledged to procure $10 million more to finish it.  I could really use some of his fundraising magic to help pay off my debt.


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