Budget deadlock squeezes military members seeking education
The tuition assistance program, which provides up to $4,500 per year per student, is one victim of across-the-board cuts known as sequestration that are forcing government agencies to reduce spending. The $85 billion in cuts began on March 1 after a gridlocked U.S. Congress was unable to resolve fiscal fights and find a solution to replace the sequestration.
Students who have already enrolled in classes using the tuition assistance program will be allowed to complete those classes, according to a memo from the Army announcing the cancellation of the program.
"This suspension is necessary given the significant budget execution challenges caused by the combined effects of a possible year-long continuing resolution and sequestration," the Army memo said. "The Army understands the impacts of this action and will re-evaluate should the budgetary situation improve."
The Marines, Air Force and Coast Guard have also suspended their tuition assistance programs.
Another example of the Promise broken to 'Support Our Veterans" and Active service Members. Although Pres. Obama has managed to raise VA funding for some issues in this tight "bugget" (?) times, I would hope All Congressional members work toward Increases in Support of those that are now Serving and those that have Served ALL of US here in America......
Obama and the left are painful to lots of folks. The slime will continue to creep in everywhere. The middle class and the poor especially will feel the pain. Just listen to the commies on this thead. They said they care less that the poor workin stiff has their fed taxes climb to 80% to pay for leftist policies designed to keep them in power...and the 80% in taxes won't offset the debt they continue to create.