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Thu Dec 29, 2011, 10:36 AM

Lawrence O'Donnel's new spot on MSNBC talks about how much the GI bill helped

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build the greatest economic expansion in this country.

But it did more than that.

It delayed the entry into the job market for millions of people coming out of the service.

It also decompressed them from the hell of war by going into another set schedule that was not live threatening.

The GI bill created the professional class that was previously only open to the sons of the traditional wealthy.

And I really don't think Eisenhower wanted to see another Bonus Army situation happening again.


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CTyankee Dec 2011 #2
gkhouston Dec 2011 #3
WCGreen Dec 2011 #4
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Thu Dec 29, 2011, 11:16 AM

2. I like to be a nudge to my RW brother in law about his being educated on the GI Bill.

He's also on SS and Medicare so I ding him on that, too.

Small government, my ass...

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Thu Dec 29, 2011, 11:32 AM

3. And it wasn't just for undergrads.

This guy... the person most responsible for that big space telescope in Puerto Rico?

http://www.news.cornell.edu/stories/Feb10/GordonObit.html

Guess what he was doing when WWII broke out?

Teaching math to middle-schoolers.

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Response to gkhouston (Reply #3)

Thu Dec 29, 2011, 02:23 PM

4. Two of my uncles benefited strongly from the GI Bills

One became an engineer and the other a college professor.

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Thu Dec 29, 2011, 06:31 PM

5. Yeah, my dad did, too.

He was from way back in the hills. He'd finished high school, but sixth grade was as far as his dad had ever gotten. His parents laughed when he told them he was going to college...not to be mean, but it was just so unheard of for someone from that neck of the woods.

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Thu Dec 29, 2011, 06:36 PM

6. If it were not for the GI bill I could not have gone to college, no possibility what so ever.

 

And I am from the Viet Nam war.

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