Daily Show blasts McCain for misleading on GI bill

By David Edwards
Friday, May 30, 2008 7:15 EDT
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In a Memorial Day speech, John McCain cited a study saying that said granting additional college benefits to soldiers would reduce reenlistment rates by 16%. Jon Stewart pointed out that John McCain’s remarks were misleading.

Stewart said, “A 16% drop in retention rates that is tough to replace. Unless, of course, that same GI bill would somehow increase recruitment in a way that might offset that loss. Which according to the same study mccain was quoting, it does. by 16% to be precise.”

This video is from Comedy Central’s The Daily Show, broadcast May 29, 2008.

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David Edwards
David Edwards
David Edwards has served as an editor at Raw Story since 2006. His work can also be found at Crooks & Liars, and he's also been published at The BRAD BLOG. He came to Raw Story after working as a network manager for the state of North Carolina and as as engineer developing enterprise resource planning software. Follow him on Twitter at @DavidEdwards.
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