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Originally posted by BaltimoreBob
AMERICA needs a CIVIL WAR II
Military/VETS the 7.5% against the 92.5% the Nobodies/Cowards.
Then we TAKE what we DESERVE.
No Income Tax for any VET.
How will we cover this.
We will TAX The RICH At Least TWICE as much.
Those that work in the USA or for a Company doing Business in the USA
will Pay at least Twice the Tax,
I can't believe some of that stuff isn't already happening.
American GOV is Really Soft on their VETS.
Originally posted by ZeroReady
Cutting education funding is never a good thing for a nation to do. Sadly, I think axing the Tuition Assistance program is only the first step.
I remember in 2008-2009 when the army lowered its standards to allow felons and retards in. They couldn't get enough warm bodies to send to the sand pit. Nor they're slashing the size of the armed forces, and I think they're gonna do it by attrition. When service members lose the only thing that made the join in the first place (education benefits) we're going to have an awful lot of unhappy troops.
I used the TA program when I was in the Marines and it's really a lifesaver. Shame it's being cut. Now I'm out and in school on the GI Bill. I've got a bad feeling we'll start seeing cuts there too.
Originally posted by Jason88
reply to post by jude11
Gave you a star. I didn't say I agreed with those pitches - and funny enough I nearly wrote "and kill'em all" after I wrote the "travel to exotic places line.
Unemotionally, I'm looking at this from a fulfillment standpoint - military recruitment with positive, measurable gains on the personal level is tantamount to the US maintaining a 100 percent volunteer force. Without these incentives, the US either institutes the draft (again) or follows Switzerland, Israel and whoever else in mandates to service for all 18-year-olds.
And, with the recent inclusion of homosexuals and women (combat roles) in the military - well, that draft is easier to mandate when all the teenagers now qualify.
This cut spells trouble.
edit on 9-3-2013 by Jason88 because: changed word
Originally posted by Kronar
reply to post by Lostmymarbles
The GI bill covers tuition and fees. I use it every semester.
Tuition assistance only covers tuition