Bill would give veterans free lifetime license

#41
It is a wonderful thing to live in a country where we can disagree without coming to blows.

Live most veterans I served because I felt it was something I wanted to do. I promised my parents I would only stay in as long as I was still learning and enjoying what I was doing. Twenty two years later I retired....still learning things, but promoted myself out of the fun jobs!

I don't agree with the free Lifetime License. I bought mine in 2006 after my last deployment.

I didn't serve to be served. Not looking for a free dinner, discounts, or special license plates.

Just my opinion....to each his own...your mileage may vary.
 
#42
It is a wonderful thing to live in a country where we can disagree without coming to blows.

Live most veterans I served because I felt it was something I wanted to do. I promised my parents I would only stay in as long as I was still learning and enjoying what I was doing. Twenty two years later I retired....still learning things, but promoted myself out of the fun jobs!

I don't agree with the free Lifetime License. I bought mine in 2006 after my last deployment.

I didn't serve to be served. Not looking for a free dinner, discounts, or special license plates.

Just my opinion....to each his own...your mileage may vary.
Amen Brother! Well spoken. I feel I received more from my serving than I ever gave. Not owned anything extra. Served 27 years and in two different war zones. Thankful that I returned home sound of body and mind to the loving family I left each time that duty called.
 

b rad

Senior Member
#43
Hah. Vets rate well below blacks gays and transgenders on the special interest totem- and nothing will change that. The bottom line is that there won't be enough money left for special bathrooms, tax incentives for same sex marriage, EBT, welfare, free cellphones for drug dealers, etc etc etc if veterans dont stop glutting themselves at the trough of the public coffers.


Really tired of veterans always begging for all the regular normal people to pick up there slack. Pay your 50$ like everyone else. You already got free college on the taxpayer nickel.
I'll take everything i can for free even welfare
 

HossBog

Senior Member
#44
This is too late for us Vietnam vets, but I do think it should be done. And, and a geezer Vietnam combat vet, I'll even pay to help other vets get a lifetime hunting and fishing license! Dagnabbedit. I paid for my lifetime Georgia license as soon as I turned 60 some years back, and bought license for over 40 years, but I will help younger vets gladly!

Vietnam. Listen boys who weren't involved there: we lost over 55,000 people in Vietnam!! Some were my buddies! Don't get me started...
 
#45
somebody will have to take up the slack and a lot of veterans hunt and fish.
You put your butt on the line to protect me and I'll
pick up the "slack" someone posted above.
Agreed, I will certainly help take up their slack, without them we may not be hunting and fishing!! :smash::smash:
X 3.

I am a combat veteran, I would not take advantage of a free lifetime license.
It isn't free. You already paid for it with your service.;):flag:
 
#46
Hah. Vets rate well below blacks gays and transgenders on the special interest totem- and nothing will change that. The bottom line is that there won't be enough money left for special bathrooms, tax incentives for same sex marriage, EBT, welfare, free cellphones for drug dealers, etc etc etc if veterans dont stop glutting themselves at the trough of the public coffers.


Really tired of veterans always begging for all the regular normal people to pick up there slack. Pay your 50$ like everyone else. You already got free college on the taxpayer nickel.
The freedom they provided you with didn't cost you a nickel so who's going to pick up your "slack"?
 

Miguel Cervantes

GON Severe Weatherman
#47
Hah. Vets rate well below blacks gays and transgenders on the special interest totem- and nothing will change that. The bottom line is that there won't be enough money left for special bathrooms, tax incentives for same sex marriage, EBT, welfare, free cellphones for drug dealers, etc etc etc if veterans dont stop glutting themselves at the trough of the public coffers.


Really tired of veterans always begging for all the regular normal people to pick up there slack. Pay your 50$ like everyone else. You already got free college on the taxpayer nickel.
I've yet to hear a veteran beg for anything, and if any group deserves it, it is our troops. If you want to degenerate any group of US employees let's start with Congress. They don't deserve 1/4 of what they assign themselves.
 

bfriendly

Senior Member
#49
Should be for the entire Nation. Veterans make up about 7 percent of our population. Bet most didn't know it was such a small number.
I'd vote YES and I am not a Vet..............but they are ALL my HEROs!!

somebody will have to take up the slack and a lot of veterans hunt and fish.
Start with me.........I'd gladly pay an increase to support them:cheers:

Lifers, yes ... three and out, nope, unless they served in a war theater.
Anyone considered a Vet is good by me..........even a 3 an out server was willing to go into something voluntarily that may get them Killed. I dont think we know when they will be called, until they are.......they are my HEROs, all of them. Cept traitors and they should be put in front of a line and Shot as such. Start with Berghdal

This. They better have a way to fund this.
..........not concerned a bit about this part. See above or as stated, start with My fees;)

Well, actually they are. It's not like the state is selling a product. They are selling a privilege.

Now, you could argue that the state might be "losing out" on the <7% of license sales to veterans, but free licenses are just that.... free.

And I support the idea of vets getting a break. They don't ask for it, but they've certainly earned it.
Yes, they did:flag:

Agreed, I will certainly help take up their slack, without them we may not be hunting and fishing!! :smash::smash:
EXACTLY:cheers:
 
#50
Hah. Vets rate well below blacks gays and transgenders on the special interest totem- and nothing will change that. The bottom line is that there won't be enough money left for special bathrooms, tax incentives for same sex marriage, EBT, welfare, free cellphones for drug dealers, etc etc etc if veterans dont stop glutting themselves at the trough of the public coffers.


Really tired of veterans always begging for all the regular normal people to pick up there slack. Pay your 50$ like everyone else. You already got free college on the taxpayer nickel.
Interesting comment. A couple of thoughts, if a military person set foot on the ground in Vietnam, they're presumptive positive for exposure to Agent Orange. This chemical compound, by the way, killed a couple of my friends and is slowly dragging a couple more to their deaths.

Some of us, who were there, continue to experience situations which we wish we didn't have. I'd say we're still sacrificing in certain ways.

Last point, having worked with over a thousand veterans in my career, I do not recall a single veteran ever "...begging the regular people..." for a darn thing. Maybe my exposure to veterans wasn't as expansive or broad as yours was. Please correct me if I am in error.

I get my basic hunting and fishing license free now because I'm old. I get a free state park pass because I left behind a good part of my hearing in the military (service connected disability) which I would gladly forego if I could get my hearing back.

But, perhaps the greatest thing I get to have now is the knowledge and greatest honor that I served my country honorably and well for four years.
 
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b rad

Senior Member
#51
Interesting comment. A couple of thoughts, if a military person set foot on the ground in Vietnam, they're presumptive positive for exposure to Agent Orange. This chemical compound, by the way, killed a couple of my friends and is slowly dragging a couple more to their deaths.

Some of us, who were there, continue to experience situations which we wish we didn't have. I'd say we're still sacrificing in certain ways.

Last point, having worked with over a thousand veterans in my career, I do not recall a single veteran ever "...begging the regular people..." for a darn thing. Maybe my exposure to veterans wasn't as expansive or broad as yours was. Please correct me if I am in error.

I get my basic hunting and fishing license free now because I'm old. I get a free state park pass because I left behind a good part of my hearing in the military (service connected disability) which I would gladly forego if I could get my hearing back.

But, perhaps the greatest thing I get to have now is the knowledge and greatest honor that I served my country honorably and well for four years.
You know the VA Opened back up the against orange claims I hear it every time I call the 1800 number
 
#52
Did you register? Do you have one of the conditions caused by Agent Orange? Have you contacted a claims specialist with the DAV, VFW, AMERICAN LEGION, VVA, orThe Order of the Purple Heart to help you file a claim for Agent Orange, hearing loss, injury, combat related or otherwise, sustained while on active duty? Contact one of the groups I mentioned above, they will help you. You and the Benefits section of the VA are adversaries, not allies. The service agencies are your allies.
 
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b rad

Senior Member
#53
Did you register? Do you have one of the conditions caused by Agent Orange? Have you contacted a claims specialist with the DAV, VFW, AMERICAN LEGION, VVA, orThe Order of the Purple Heart to help you file a claim for Agent Orange, hearing loss, injury, combat related or otherwise, sustained while on active duty? Contact one of the groups I mentioned above, they will help you. You and the Benefits section of the VA are adversaries, not allies. The service agencies are your allies.
No I'm only 32 I was telling you they announce it on there phone
 
#55
Larry Salter

Can't believe that anybody living in tne USof A could say that they would not like Veterans getting a break on something as small as free hunting and fishing. They need to get in and see what its all about. Shame on you.
 
#56
Lot's of mixed emotions here..and that's what they are Emotions.
I volunteered for Nam..and sat in Germany drinking good beer and seeing the sights for 3 years..I'm no Hero , why should I get a free license, I mean Thanks for thinkin of me but the worst Combat I saw was Bar fights.
I should have paid the Military for all they taught me...
 

smitty

Senior Member
#57
College Money !!

Really, "free" college money on the taxpayers dime huh?

I had to pay $1200 into the GI Bill to get that "free" college money. Maybe I missed the "free" clause in my enlistment contract.:confused:

Not to mention putting my life at risk to being able to eventually be able to collect that "free" money.


Btw: I bet it would really grinds your gears to know that I get my D/L free from the state.;)
I missed out on the free college as well. in 1980 I received the VEAP-veterans educational assistance program where I put in $ 2700 and I would received $5400 .Sounded like a good ideal till I got out in 1987 and that $5400 was split into 36 equal payments for a 4 year program...I get a free DL and a couple tags for my time served :pop:
 

smitty

Senior Member
#58
I stated my college benefits were far from free, no more no less. Read and reread !! For the record I didn't ask you how long or where all you served ,you blew your own horn !
 

b rad

Senior Member
#59
They took it out and put 80% of the regular life time license which would be 600 so it will be 200 more than the current veteran lifetime license
 
#60
I'd gladly pay extra to give those who have served a break. They sure put a lot on the line for me..
 
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