Not sure how I feel about this:
Congressional Democrats are pushing what could become the most dramatic expansion of college aid for military veterans since World War II, with a bill they hope will buoy them this election season and become an albatross for Republicans.
Pitched by the Democrats is a plan that would essentially guarantee a full-ride scholarship to any in-state public university, along with a monthly housing stipend, for individuals who serve the military for at least three years.
When it was first enacted, the GI Bill gave World War II vets a full-ride scholarship, but since then it's been something less. It helped me finish college, but my wife also worked, and we stayed rent-free in an apartment owned by my inlaws. I'm not worried, as John McCain apparently is, in the increased benefit causing too many to quit the military too soon; it might also attract more people to the military. But the cost is substantial -- yeah, yeah, I know, the war is costlier.
What about keeping the benefit as is for most veterans, but increasing it for those who actually served in a war zone?