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Army suspends tuition assistance program for troop

Discussion in 'Politics, Elections & Legislation' started by Barrelbulge(Fl), Mar 9, 2013.

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  1. Barrelbulge(Fl)

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    WIESBADEN, Germany — The Army announced Friday it is suspending its tuition assistance program for soldiers newly enrolling in classes due to sequestration and other budgetary pressures.

    “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).
     
  2. GW22

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    It's all part of the extortion (and duping of mathematically ignorant Americans).

    -Gary
     
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    Onumbnuts wants to inflict as much pain as he can for the people who didn't vote for him
     
  4. JT 27

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    But welfare continues, big O voter base.
     
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    That dirty dog in Washington..talk about a slap in the face to those who deserve all we can do for them
     
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    It is the entire military, not just the Army, my nephew (US MARINE) just got his notice yesterday, cancelling the assistance in the courses he is taking now, not just the ones in the future..part of the "NEW BUDGET" restrictions...LarryB
     
  7. Brian in Oregon

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    And of course the Republicans will be blamed.

    Hope Boner has some nads and good comeback lines when the GOP gets blamed.
     
  8. likes-to-shoot

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    Look at canceled white house tours....Grade school kids and people who will never get a chance to visit DC again not to menion others who are cast aside in Obama's dirty politics.
     
  9. Big Jack

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    But it won't stop any of O'bigears golf vacations on our penny. His wife will continue to fly anywhwere she wishes again on our coin. You talk about B.S.

    Big Jack
     
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    Of course, the POTUS, SCOTUS, Congress, et. al. are all exempt from the sequester. Their salaries stay the same. How convenient!
     
  11. Husy rider

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    Take him and entire cabinet on a long trip ( hunting trip )
     
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    Why doesn't someone impeach him ? This guys getting away with this crap all the time.
     
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    Obama is not a leader and he will continue to cause pain on anyone until he gets his way. This is what this useless community organizer does and probably laughing about it right now.

    His one golf trip with Tiger Woods would of paid for opening the White House for the children for next four or five years. Now he steals from the soldiers. I ask for what???

    Is he sacrificing anything during this, golf trips, lavish dinner out to try and butter up the republicans. What is his wife doing next for vacation and don't tell me his wife is off limits, she spends and spends.

    Its time this joker and his family stay in the White House and not be able to fly anywhere until this is over. His and her total staff should be cut in half. Its not the GOP doing this it Obama doing this to the people.

    When will the other side who voted him into office wake up???
     
  14. W.P.T.

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    For the life of me, I don't know why something don't happen because it has to sooner or later ... Revolt, impeach, whatever something, anything Please ... WPT ... (YAC) ...
     
  15. kolar12

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    An illegals will be able to go to a cummunity college in Arizona and pay in state tuition!!
     
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    Yes, but you can still come from another country, get medical services, higher education, and of course, a free Obama cell phone!

    I all makes perfect sense! /sarc

    Steve
     
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    Its a crock that The kenyan ass clown can screw the very people that serve this country and protect his ass Now lets see if the troops would serve him in an all out gun grab. Our troops deserve a lot more than they get.
     
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