Omar Calls for Giving All Americans Same Benefits as G.I. Bill Recipients

Ilhan Omar is taking heat from veterans and supporters of the military for suggesting all Americans get the same benefits that those receive on the G.I. bill that pays fo veteran’s education.

Omar responded to a tweet from Will Fischer who wrote:

My attempt to make the case for cancelling all student debt and making higher education tuition-free — for all

Omar responded and added:

“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.”

Omar was quickly blasted.

Chris Manning wrote:

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.

Another Twitter user asked Omar

I paid off my student debt.

What are you going to give me?

Another wrote “My US Navy husband gave his life in service for this country. Every military person has earned the right to these benefits!! If you want to enjoy these same benefits, then join the military and serve your country for them!!!!”

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