Originally Posted by dherloc
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.