Thursday, January 17, 2002 1:05 PM
I am the mother of a victim      from the World Trade Center.
Here are a few comments.
I believe all vicitms from Sept 11 should be treated equally by the govt. Rumor has it (although perhaps incorrectly) that the airlines victims are receiving $2million for their pain and suffering, whereas the WTC victims would be receivng $250m
I do not think the families of victims who were financially responsible should receive less from the govt. Specifically, life insurance proceeds , for which victims had to pay premiums, should not be deducted. In some cases, the life insurance deduction would result in virtually a $0 payment.
Likewise, 401k funds should not be deducted. This was the victims own money!
I have heard Mr. Feinberg speak that he cannot play Solomon. So I believe if you take a victims earnings potential and proceed on an actuarial basis, and account for dependents. it will be fair. While      did not have dependents, I believe that her beneficiaries should be compensated for the loss....in this case of their only child.