Ok, let's see, the destroyer in the White House jacks up our deficit up to an unfathomable 16 trillion dollars, enslaving our children and grandchildren to service an impossible debt -- check! But that's just the tip of the destroyer's agenda. Dare to implement minuscule spending cuts -- punish the American people (no more White House tours for you!) and those who protect us.
According to Mark Patton over at Stars and Stripes Magazine, the military is suspending tuition assistance for our soldiers due to Administration budget cuts.
So Barack Obama and his Administration are saying that it is more important to spend $750mm (just approved) on jets and tanks for the Muslim Brotherhood and Hamas than it is to provide education for those young men and women whom he would send in to fight the massive war against non-Muslims he is currently fomenting in the Middle East. Make no mistake: that this is what is happening here.
And it's not just our soldiers, it's an attack on the military itself. There is no better recruiting tool for armed forces than tuition assistance. "Every commercial, every brochure, has money for college written all over it … recruiting us into the Army and then taking away one of the main reasons we joined is a bit hypocritical....."
Obama is the most profoundly immoral chief executive in the history of this nation.The Post-American Presidency: The Obama Administration's War on America -- read it.
Army suspends tuition assistance program for troops Mark Patton, Stars and Stripes, March 8, 2012
“This suspension is necessary given the significant budget execution challenges caused by the combined effects of a possible year-long continuing resolution and sequestration,” Paul Prince, an army personnel spokesman at the Pentagon, wrote in an email to Stars and Stripes. “The Army understands the impacts of this action and will re-evaluate should the budgetary situation improve.”
The Army’s announcement follows a similar move by the Marine Corps.
The Army’s tuition assistance program was available for troops to complete a high school diploma, certificate program or college or master’s degree. Under the program, the Army paid 100 percent of the tuition and authorized fees charged by a school up to established limits of $250 per semester hour or credit hour or up to $4,500 per fiscal year.
“The Secretary of the Army has approved the suspension of Tuition Assistance effective 5 p.m. (Eastern Time) on March 8, 2013. Soldiers will no longer be permitted to submit new requests for Tuition Assistance,” read a statement posted Friday on the GoArmyEd.com website. “However, Soldiers currently enrolled in courses approved for Tuition Assistance are not affected, and will be allowed to complete current course enrollment(s).[....]
“Every commercial, every brochure, has money for college written all over it … recruiting us into the Army and then taking away one of the main reasons we joined is a bit hypocritical,” said Barina, who added that as an 11-year Army veteran, it’s his junior troops he is concerned about. “There are so many things that cost a lot of money and don’t need to take place that are not getting the ax.”
Although tuition assistance is being suspended, soldiers can continue to access their GI Bill benefits or use other funding sources, such as grants and scholarships or state tuition assistance for Army National Guard soldiers.
Sgt. Daniel Phillips, with the 66th MI Brigade, said he was hoping to save the GI Bill to pass on to his kids, adding that paying for classes out of his own pocket isn’t a realistic option.
“(Tuition Assistance) is something I’ve been utilizing my whole Army career to help me stand out from my peers and benefit my family,” Phillips said. “I had a degree plan set up and this is going to be a huge setback.”
Prince advised that soldiers contact their local education centers with questions and to get updates. Army officials say that updated information will also be posted to www.goarmyed.com.