"War is a racket. It always has been. A racket is best described, I believe, as something that is not what it seems to the majority of the people. Only a small 'inside' group knows what it is about. It is conducted for the benefit of the very few, at the expense of the very many. Out of war a few people make huge fortunes." ~ Major General Smedly Butler, USMCUnfortunately, the US Marines are beset with rampant socialism. Worse still, many Marines, have bought into the marxist brainwashing and expect the Government to be their provider from Boot Camp to Battlefield to Beyond.
"This is our time in our generation to change the greed that is in America.” ~ Sgt Shamar Thomas, USMC, from an interview with Keith Olbermann on Current TV
It starts early on when young Marines are indoctrinated in Boot Camp by receiving food, shelter and dental services. Even more unbelievably Marines have come to expect to have the cost of education covered by the Government. Education is not the Government's job! As the glorious Republican push to defund and eliminate public education shows, serving Marines should not expect the Government to provide them with a free education.
Well, the Corps is blessedly moving in that direction. The Marines were the first branch of the military to announce they are aiding military members by getting them off the Government tit by reducing "tuition assistance".
The Marine Corps announced Tuesday it has slashed tuition assistance by 75 percent for servicemembers who take classes on their off-duty time.As every Republican knows public education is rampant with greedy teachers, low standards, and corruption. So, it's high time the Government stop funding these parasites, Marines included.
After serving the Marines just stick their hands out for a pension, which as everyone knows are unfair burdens on society, but unbelievably beyond that they expect free healthcare and dental care. Veterans have come to expect and rely on these Government VA Hospitals, when everyone knows they would be better off receiving one of Paul Ryan's patented Coupons for Care, with which they could go out into the godly-ordanied Free Market to haggle with healthcare providers for coverage of their TMI, PTSD and prosthetic limbs.
As Republican Marco Rubio clearly stated, Government healthcare has made Us weak and lazy!
"These programs have actually weakened us as a people. But all that changed when the government began to assume those responsibilities. All of a sudden, for an increasing number of people in our nation, it was no longer necessary to worry about saving for security because that was the government’s job.” ~ Marco Rubio.And the last thing Marco Rubio wants is a weak and lazy Marine Corps. Because if the US Marines are getting this free Government Healthcare and tuition assistance; Who is going to protect the Republicans like Marco Rubio and his Rich Plutocratic Masters after Marines, like Sgt Shamar Thomas and myself, learn they've been duped into supporting Wall Street Murderers and Thieves?