Sen. Inhofe hopes to reinstate military tuition assistance
Sequester cuts terminated program
- Duration 3:35
- Date Mar 14, 2013
Sequester cuts terminated program
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As you know that put their lives on for this lives on the line for this country now our troops have become a victim of sequester big time.
Tuition assistance for the military members of the Marines army and air force.
Had been terminated not setting any new applications because of sequestration.
Synergy -- -- is offered an amendment to to fund tuition for our troops he joins us right now.
Center in half this outrageous we talked to a few guys already.
Who have already seen some of the tuition request denied what are you doing about it will.
What -- did about is we haven't been that we're gonna put up.
Brian I was a product of the draft many years ago we have an all volunteer service now.
These kids come in and make a career decision to put their name on the line -- -- over that work hard.
That the motivation for many of them probably most of some 200000.
In the army.
Is that they can with a little bit hard right in being able to get a college degree.
And it for them to pull that out from under him.
Let me get it you say that the voice that we've got to make cuts similar.
Fine let's cut this -- green agenda if you just take Obama's green agenda out of the defense budget where should never been before.
We shouldn't be building bio refineries that should be done in private -- that's more money.
In the entire cost of these tuition assistance but the -- of sequence.
The regime was to put provide maximum pain and it's viewed by some reason.
That that -- hurt Republicans.
More than Democrats if the defense industry was caught -- -- -- knees they want the flexibility.
To make these cuts.
And have the minimal amount of pain.
What would this do for that in particular.
-- It -- -- radically it would hurt retention.
And our ability to enlist these people right now it's we're up close to a 100%.
One of the reasons that you only have to do is sit down and Afghanistan and a mess hall and talk to these kids and they'll say yeah I'm actually on my way to getting -- degree.
And that gives in opens -- door for it move upward mobility.
They're pulling this effort that -- been lined up for an important thing is.
They were told when they made that decision deal they would have this opportunity.
I too -- you're putting this -- -- today.
What is it called -- do you have any democratic support to pass.
We have a lot of Democrats support we don't have a number yet because we're getting the getting the names before -- -- that number file is going to be to reverse.
The the cuts on education.
This is for our troops so what Democrats have said to you hey guys -- -- not armed with the on this.
Guys Kay Hagan has come by.
I should -- my list with -- we have there are some.
Yet though we have absolutely the other Democrats and Republican there are Republicans who don't like and they say no you got to cut all these things well.
-- we can use discretion and cut those areas where we shouldn't be in is why do they have the defense budget paying for the green agenda in this administration.
And then get these little kids.
It's it's it's something that.
It really bothers me when you sit here talking to them and they made a career decision and now we come along and say no we change your mind here is at least give the.
Pentagon the freedom to caught two to cause the -- -- damage with their own discretion.
-- -- -- sequestration doesn't do.
-- you know -- at.
Go ahead -- -- today is that so that's what do you see how this plays that I'm glad you care about this and I can assure you're there about 400000 troops who are very glad you heroes.
Absolutely senator enough will be followed in heavy on the aftermath hopefully it'll be good news says James enough thanks so much.
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