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    Posted: 20 Apr 2017 at 4:29pm
Send them to the sh*t holes of the earth, long deployments, pay them little, and then tax them for their benefits. Hmmm sounds like a good plan . [sarcasm]  NYS just passed a bill that those who's families make less then 125K/year get free college at a SUNY state college. Just stay in state for two years after grad. But for the defender of freedom, screw him!

http://taskandpurpose.com/exclusive-gi-bill-reform-memorial-day/

http://www.militarytimes.com/articles/gi-bill-benefits-new-fees-future-enlistees-house-lawmakers
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Runner485 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 21 Apr 2017 at 6:36am
Originally posted by fortyrod fortyrod wrote:

Send them to the sh*t holes of the earth, long deployments, pay them little, and then tax them for their benefits. Hmmm sounds like a good plan . [sarcasm]  NYS just passed a bill that those who's families make less then 125K/year get free college at a SUNY state college. Just stay in state for two years after grad. But for the defender of freedom, screw him!

http://taskandpurpose.com/exclusive-gi-bill-reform-memorial-day/

http://www.militarytimes.com/articles/gi-bill-benefits-new-fees-future-enlistees-house-lawmakers


Isn't that nice of NYS. When my son was entering college and we applied for a TAP Award hoping to get some tuition money, we were denied saying we made too much money. Nada, zilch....That'll raise every ones taxes just a smidgen...Right!
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What am I missing? I got out in 1969 and used the no cost GI Bill.  Around 1987 they came out with the Montgomery GI Bill where the service persons had to contribute $1200 to be able to use it.  Is this new plan of $2000 the same plan with an added cost or an entirely new plan?  The seem to forget the old plan cost $1200.
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I understand and support the desire to make GI educational benefits permanent, but I am not in favor of any program that requires any fees from the service members. They have paid for their tuition with their blood, sweat and tears, (literally).  So, as far as I am concerned, military personnel have EARNED their benefits. The lawmakers need to continue the post-9/11 GI Bill as described below. And figure out a way to make those benefits permanent.

   
Quote The [new] plan — draft legislation from House Veterans Affairs Committee Chairman Phil Roe, R-Tenn. — would deduct $2,400 from future service members’ paychecks to establish eligibility for revamped post-military education benefits.

    Currently, the post-9/11 GI Bill offers full tuition to a four-year state college (or the equivalent tuition payout for a private school) plus a monthly housing stipend to any service member who spends at least three years on active duty, and to reservists who are mobilized to active-duty for extended periods. Troops wounded while serving are also eligible.

    Unlike the older Montgomery GI Bill benefit, the post-9/11 GI Bill does not require any fees or pay reductions for eligibility. The new proposal would change that, taking up to $100 a month from new enlistees’ paychecks for the right to access the benefit after they leave the ranks.


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Thanks for clearing up the difference between the Montgomery and Post 911
GI bills.
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