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November 4, 2008 at 2:55 PM

College student bailout

Go military instead

What makes college students think Uncle Sam should bail them out of debt? The government does not owe us a college education, but there is a government program, which has been in existence since 1944, to fund college costs. I’m referring to the GI Bill, which is perhaps the greatest social program our government ever sponsored.

Serve some time in the military and receive these benefits. The time in the service can be rewarding in itself — for training, travel, experience and a sense of pride. The government funded about 75 percent of my college expenses for my service time, and I am forever grateful.

The opportunity is there for all to share.

— Jack Ellison, Seattle

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