To be clear, this money would not be used to offset spending, because it would only be a fraction of the total cost. Supporters of the proposal say that having soldiers “buy in” would make future budget-makers less likely to cut veterans benefits, which is a lie, for two reasons: 1) It is really an attempt to reduce the number of veterans whose educations they have to pay for by forcing already low-paid soldiers to give up $2,400. 2) The “people likely to cut soldiers’ benefits” are the politicians who are proposing this law! Democrats and veterans groups believe that the education benefit is earned through service, not by paying money back to the country they serve. Please watch this video. You will learn how America really works, you might get some ideas on how to fix what's wrong. https://youtu.be/rsL6mKxtOlQ .And concentration of political power gives rise to legislation that increases and accelerates the cycle." ~Noam Chomsky Noam Chomsky We need to Clean Out the Aegean Stables No, I won't be afraid, I won't be, be afraid, anymore. (David Bowie) AFRAID I believe my little soul has grown. (David Bowie) AFRAID These politicians work for us, they are our representatives and our employees. Who ever heard of the Employees Getting superior Health Care and pensions than their Management? What's wrong with this picture? It must start at home, then real civic education throughout the educational process; I would think that would be a requirement in a Democracy. Of the people, For the people and By the people, requires a thorough knowledge of civics. Remember the Fake term “Death Panels” during the Congressional Hearings for The ACA? Let me introduce you to the real Death Panel. Now what are you going to do about it? TAKE ACTION: Call 844-859-6718 and ask your Representative to follow the Senate's lead, and protect older Americans from this tax hike! It’s all on that giant turd of a deal maker Trump. Do we really need to spend so much on the military? Like Dec. 7th 1941 when we were attacked by the Japanese Empire, we mobilized and went to war. In 2016 we were attacked by Russia, Congress passed laws to punish Russia the President signed them into law and then just sat on them. What's wrong with this picture? Never forget that the GOP own's this Corrupt, Treasonous and Hateful Menagerie in the White House, in the The Senate and in the The Congress...... The GOP owns this. Hunt them down with it, during the 2018 elections.. The unmitigated hubris and transparent lies told by Trump and the GOP Sycophants are almost laughable. Blaming the Democrats for the government shutdown is absurd. If that were truly the case, the artificial deadline of Christmas for the Trump Tax Bill would never have been passed and never by Christmas 2017. Never forget that the GOP owns this Corrupt, Treasonous and Hateful Menagerie in the White House, in the The Senate and in the The Congress...... The GOP owns this. Hunt them down with it, during the 2018 elections.. And all of this is happening while we are at war with Russia.