(Tea Party PAC) – There are a lot of folks in the House of Representatives who have horrifically bad ideas, but none of them seem to hold a candle to Rep. Ilhan Omar. Omar, if you’ll recall, is a newbie to the world of congressional politics and has proven to be one of the most controversial members of the House by constantly spewing out anti-Semitic comments about Israel.
Well, it seems Omar wasn’t content with her status as in the “Squad” and decided that she needed to add some insanity to the mix by pushing to have the GI Bill applied to all Americans, even those who haven’t served their country in the armed forces.
As it turns out, there are a lot of veterans who aren’t happy with Omar over this and they let her know it in no uncertain terms.
Here’s more on this from WND:
“Imagine what it would do for our country and those who live here if we were to take the ethos behind the original GI Bill and apply it to everybody — canceling all student debt and making public colleges, universities, and vocational schools tuition-free,” Omar quoted from the AlterNet piece.
The GI Bill is a catch-all name for several programs aimed at giving qualifying veterans scholarships and other educational opportunities after they’ve served a certain amount of time in the military.
“This really shows how little you know,” one veteran wrote on Twitter. “The GI bill wasn’t free. I received the GI bill for proudly serving 11 years in the Army National Guard. I would completely agree that anyone who is willing to do that should also receive this great benefit.”
Other veterans mentioned the fact that the brave men and women of the armed forces often serve their country in harsh and deadly conditions, something the vast majority of the folks who would be benefitting from this new take on the GI Bill would not have experienced.
“Imagine SERVING YOUR COUNTRY (instead of your own SELF-INTERESTS),” another veteran replied. “Imagine being placed in harms way while taking fire in some foreign country while dealing with IED’s, snipers and bombs.”
“The G.I. Bill is for those who SERVED—something you know NOTHING about!”
The very reason the GI Bill exists is to allow those who have decided to serve their country, to dedicate a good portion of their lives to defending the rights and freedoms we take for granted every day, to have the door opened for higher education and bring the knowledge and discipline they acquired during their time in the military to the private sector.
This bill allows service members to have new career opportunities, especially those who serve as tank crewmen or infantrymen, so that when they come back home and are no longer in combat, they can provide for themselves and their families.
It’s critically important to take care of our warriors, because a nation that doesn’t provide opportunities for its defenders is destined to fail and falter. Without these brave individuals, some of whom shed blood and lose limbs in their time of service, we wouldn’t be able to live our lives every day in relative peace and without fear.
This is something Omar doesn’t seem to understand.