Media Obsessed With Calling Trump Racist, Refuses To Cover The Amazing Thing He Just Did For Veterans



Kirsters Baish| An amazing thing happened today, but the mainstream media has not reported on it at all. President Trump has just expanded educational benefits granted under the GI Bill. He did so by signing legislation that will allow veterans unlimited access to college assistance. This is a huge deal for those who have devoted their lives to serving our country.

In the past, veterans only had a 15-year time limit that could be placed on their GI benefits to be used. After these 15 years, their benefits would be expired, making them null and void. With this new piece of legislation, funding for college related expenses is likely to increase by thousands of dollars per each veteran. This new law is named the “Forever GI Act.” It expands on a law that was created in 2008, which guaranteed veterans a full-ride scholarship to any and every in-state public university. They would also be given the option to receive a similar cash sum to go towards attending a private university. This isn’t the only improvement that was made to the bill.

Army Times reported:

There’s no longer an expiration date.

Previously, veterans had to use their Post-9/11 GI Bill within 15 years of their last 90-day period of active-duty service. That requirement is going away.

This portion of the law will apply to anyone who left the military after January 1, 2013. It will also apply to spouses who are receiving education benefits through the Marine Gunnery Sergeant John David Fry Scholarship for family members of service members who have been killed in the line of duty since Sept. 10, 2001.

Purple Heart recipients will get more benefits.

The new GI Bill allows anyone who has received a Purple Heart on or after Sept. 11, 2001 to receive 100 percent of the benefits offered under the Post-9/11 GI Bill, which includes coverage of tuition costs at a public school’s in-state rate for 36 months and stipends for textbooks and housing. This provision will go into effect in August 2018.

More people are eligible for Yellow Ribbon.

The Yellow Ribbon Program is a voluntary agreement between schools and the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs to split school costs not covered by the GI Bill, reducing or eliminating the amount students must pay themselves.

There’s some extra money — and time — for STEM degrees.

Some college degrees in science, technology, engineering and math fields take longer than four years to complete, which is why the new law authorizes an additional school year of GI Bill funds on a first-come, first-serve basis.

Scholarships of up to $30,000 will be available for eligible GI Bill users starting in August 2018. 

Vets hurt by school shutdowns will get benefits back.

A provision in the new GI Bill that will restore benefits to victims of school closures has been a long-time coming for the staff at Student Veterans of America.

The VA will measure eligibility for benefits differently.

Starting August 2018, this bill changes the way the VA uses time in service to calculate eligibility.

Previously, service members with at least 90 days but less than six months of active-duty service would be eligible for up to 40 percent of the full GI Bill benefits. Under new regulations, the same 90-days-to-six-month window is equal to 50 percent of benefits. Service members with at least six months and less than 18 months of service will be eligible for 60 percent of benefits.

There is also a small decrease in housing stipends. No one who is currently receiving a housing stipend will face any sort of reduction of benefits, however. These benefits will also be transferable if a veteran is to die. Spouses and children of fallen soldiers will be granted an increase in monthly education stipend that they are given from the “Survivors’ and Dependents’ Educational Assistance Program.”

So, while the mainstream media was ignoring President Donald Trump’s hard work for our troops and complaining about Neo-Nazis, important changes were being made to improve the lives of our veterans. This definitely isn’t a story you would see on CNN or in The New York Times.