(AmericanProsperity.com) – On Thursday, radical far-left Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-MN) compared benefits in the G.I. Bill to her policy of giving every American free college without any sacrifice or cost.
“Imagine what it would do for our country and those who live here if we were to take the ethos behind the original G.I. Bill and apply it to everybody—canceling all student debt and making public colleges, universities, and vocational schools tuition-free.” 💪🏽 https://t.co/P6LNRv6h9w
— Ilhan Omar (@IlhanMN) February 7, 2020
Her tweet enticed the anger of veterans who say that their “free” G.I. benefits came at a cost. Serving the nation in military service, many veterans have physical, emotional, and mental scars of war.
Other veterans sacrificed in other ways that no one will ever know about.
Chris Manning, an Afghanistan war vet who ran for Congress in 2018, tweeted,
I'm a recipient of the GI Bill. The GI Bill was earned by agreeing to serve my country for six years and to put my life at risk as an infantryman in Afghanistan. It wasn't something just given to me with nothing expected in return. Don't cheapen our sacrifice w/ this comparison. pic.twitter.com/4CNspm8gXt
— Chris Manning (@Manning4USCong) February 7, 2020
Senator Bernie Sanders (D-VT), Rep. Pramila Jayapal (D-WA), and Omar have introduced bills that would eliminate tuition and fees at colleges, trade schools, and community colleges.
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