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Old 10-15-2012, 20:05   #243
Join Date: Jan 2009
Location: Florida
Posts: 1,249
Originally Posted by dherloc View Post
I paid $1200 for my GI bill...never used it. Gov't can keep it. Didn't really need it anyway.
Oh...and I meant to add that I think mine was only good for about $12k. Seemed like a good idea at the time when I signed up for it...just never got around to using it after I got out.

The new GI bill...well, that is a pretty sweet deal. Think my brother in the Marines is under it and is planning on using it when he gets out.

I am on the side of the crowd that says it is deferred compensation. I think the word entitlement is being misused in this case.

I am also of the opinion that we do need to reevaluate some of these programs. You pay the ones out that you had a contract with, then move forward with something else. I would bet recruiters still fill the spots without it being as good as it is now.
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