Just like everything else it should be means tested. Some Veterans are able to come home and find their way into good careers, while others struggle. Need to make sure the one's who are stuggling are taken care off.
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If we can even think about college for people in prison we can give more to those that gave so much for us.
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Our president is cutting in the wrong places. We will pay dearly if it happens. We should have the best defenses our country has to offer. No cutting, just cut waste. No money for so called green energy. We need the pipeline. Obama and his people are burying this country. And once the world knows it all we are finished.
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Combat Vets : Yes
Non Combat Vet: No
There are a lot of "Vets" that Use their military service as a crutch and an excuse to get a free ride on the Tax payers tab. Around 40 Percent of U.S. Military personnel have never deployed to a combat zone and less than 1% have actually seen combat against a determined enemy.
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Just another form of welfare ! Sam is right, most vets don't do anything but play grab****all day long on the tax payers bill. Why should we extend more welfare ( lets call it what it is ) to those who don't deserve it ? oh btw aggiemae - they already get free college from the GI bill . and millions of dollars worth of training while they are in the military,
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"A veteran is someone who, at one point in his/her life, wrote a blank check made payable to 'The United States of America,' for an amount of 'up to and including my life.'"
Are you prepared to do the same? It takes more than a flag decal to get into heaven.
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Sam and Freddie: May God have mercy on your twisted souls. Actually Obama has been increasing the benefits for veterans lately. In Iraq and Afghanistan there are no front lines. If you're in country, you're in harms way. Waving flags and then not providing concrete help to traumatized veterans is a shallow kind of patriotism. Some of these guys have had 5 and 6 tours in combat areas. Personally, I favor reviving the draft.
Guys AND gals, that is.
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The problem is that the united state military isn't fighting to preserve our freedoms, ts fighting to give oil contracts to China and Europe ! Don't believe me go look who owns Iraq's oil fields now ! In reality the United States military hasn't fought a war on behalf of American Freedom since ww2 period ! And now this so called war on terror is BS, While the military is on the other side of the world, the government is fighting a war against its very own citizens, taking right and right, freedom after freedom, slowly turning us into a police state. And where is the military to help defend us now ? Where is the military that is sworn to defend the United states constitution ! It is silent !
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And all you 2nd amendment nuts that always cry about your gun rights, Well why haven't ANY OF YOU used those rights the way it was intended to be used,( it isn't target practice down at the local rod and gun club ! ) where is well maintained militia, that s is supposed to protect us against a tyranical government. Its not where to be found, because you people could give 2 sheets about the rights of others you only care about yourself and its obvious ! so quit the BS. and keep it real !
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FoodStampFreddie stoopid effin hippy ! both sides of tha govment are corrupted, its aint just rpublicans and libtards its both of them !
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Are you Serious FSF?? FREE COLLEGE... Have you ever volunteered any of your FREE time serving in the US Military? Get real... A veteran wouldn't let a person like you shine their boots...
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YES, I believe it was honorable to serve the people in this Nation.Many Vets have completed their duties with enormous sacrifice. One of which, their pay. Welfare recipients receive more combined monies than our enlisted. Pres Obama and Secretary Hagel are reducing military pay. Today's news of an investigation, VA employees destroying thousands of Vets' medical applications. Yes we choose to take a oath to defend the Constitution. The existing threats to our Nation are not just perceived, or does it take another 9/11.
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Westley its called the GI bill you fool ! 2ndly the military gets PAID FOR WHAT THEY DO, THEY SIGN UP THEY ARENT FORCED ! THEY GET FED, THEY GET HOUSEING AND THEY GET TAINING ALL ON THE TAX PAYERS TAB< AND YES MOST OF THEM NEVER SEE ONE MOMENT OF COMBAT ! AND THEY DO GET FREE COLLEGE ALSO PROVIDED BY TAX PAYERS, SO GET OVER YOUR SELF !
GET OUT OF YOUR BUBBLES YOU FOOLS, IVE BEEN TO PARTS OF THE WORLD THAT THE AMERICAN GOVERNMENT HAS "LIBERATED" AND IF I WERE TO SHOW YOU SOME OF THE THINGS I HAVE SEEN IT WOULD MAKE YOUR MOMMA CRY YOU WOULD BE SO SHOCKED ! THE REALITY OF OUR SITUATION IS MUCH MORE DIRE THAN YOU COULD EVER IMAGINE !
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THERE ARE REAL PEOPLE OUT THERE IN THE TRENCHES OF THE WORLD FIGHTING FOR BASIC HUMAN RIGHTS ! ANY THEY AREN'T BEGGING FOR MORE WELFARE ! ALL THEY WANT IS THE BASIC HUMAN RIGHT TO EXIST ! YET ALL WE DO IS SIT AROUND AND TALK ABOUT HOW HONORABLE OUR MILITARY VETS ARE, GIVE ME AN EFFIN BREAK !
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FoodStampFreddie is a good zample why we dont need to legalize pot !
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Obama loves America like OJ loved Nicole.....
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FSF, you are correct. I am obviously a fool. Anyone who waist breath arguing with an idiot is foolish...
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I think the entire military benefit system needs a complete rework. But I don't think that a straight extension is the answer either. There is already way to much inequality and out dated rules and regulations in the system. I do however think we can take better care of our Vets without having to spend more money. I also think I think it's time for a robust discussion of the overall military welfare system.
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Lot of hate shown here for our Vets. Stone @Feb-25-14 10:56 AM I don't agree with you much but thank you for what you said. 100% correct.
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And @Feb-25-14 12:32 PM.
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I don't believe for a minute ol' fred is on food stamps. He obviously sells his EBT card to buy liquor.
Are echo and freddie evil step sisters?
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I think we should reinstitute the draft. If you are mentally and physically fit then you should serve. I realize that it would know most of the liberal posters on here out of it by having to be mentally and emotionally fit. Esp. those like Freddie and echodoush.
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