Senator Stevens caught undermining the troops

Senator Stevens caught undermining the troops


Stevens is the guy best known for the "Internet is a series of tubes" thing and for ongoing corruption investigations.

He's against the new GI Bill, and is openly against helping out vets. Check out GOP Senator, VA Secretary Disrespect Troops on Memorial Day:

Speaking at the Disabled American Veterans' 19th Annual Department Convention, Senator Stevens told the majority of America's most recent war veterans that they had not yet sacrificed enough to have earned a GI Bill that would cover the full cost of their educations.

Sen. Ted Stevens warned of a "mass exodus" from the military Saturday if the so-called 21st Century GI Bill goes into law without major changes.

"There are worries that people who are already in for two years will serve one more and leave, and there's really no incentive to stay," Stevens said.

What Stevens is really saying is that today's troops are unpatriotic–that they're only in it for the money and the college. And while Stevens' "mass exodus" theory has been thoroughly discredited by the Congressional Budget Office, the true irony of the situation lies in the fact that Stevens earned his own college degree after World War Two by using the same GI Bill he's aiming to prevent today's veterans from receiving.



Don Meaker

I would note that Senator McCain, a veteran, and a presidential candidate was opposed to the change of the GI bill. His son is in Iraq.
Barrak Obama, not a veteran, and a presidential candidate is for changing the GI bill.
I submit that military people are patriotic, and have a deeper understanding of what is in their best interests than professional panderers like Obama.


McCain is for changing the GI Bill, too. He's co-sponsoring legislation that would be a sliding-scale increase in GI Bill benefits. The longer you serve, the more you earn. Makes more sense.
Also, he's advocating that the GI Bill benefits are transferrable to family members. So if I've been in for 15 years, have no desire to go back to college and plan to continue to serve in the military, but have a child who's heading for college soon, then that money can go to the child, if I choose to spend it on her. Or to my spouse.
What most people don't realize is that the soldier puts money into the GI Bill and reaps HUGE dividends. My $1200 became $9600 back in 1992.

jane doe

politicians! them and their good suits and luxury silk ties!,although they look good, half the time they really do offend the general public!
jane doe

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