Obama Touts New GI Bill Safeguards; Republican Chides Senate And Obama Budget Efforts

By: AP
By: AP
President Barack Obama continues to take aim at unscrupulous college recruiters who target veterans and members of the military.

Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Barack Obama, D-Ill., speaks at a town hall meeting at the North Carolina State Fairgrounds in Raleigh, N.C., Tuesday, Aug. 19, 2008.(AP Photo/Alex Brandon)

WASHINGTON (AP) -- President Barack Obama continues to take aim at unscrupulous college recruiters who target veterans and members of the military.
In his weekly Internet and radio address Saturday, Obama reiterated a series of measures he announced yesterday to protect current and former servicemen and women as they seek educational opportunities under the GI Bill. Some for-profit institutions use deceptive military-themed websites that appear to be government-run or connected to the GI Bill benefit system.
For the Republicans this week, Wisconsin Rep. Paul Ryan, the chairman of the House Budget Committee, criticized the Democratic-controlled Senate for not producing a budget. He says Obama has failed to lead the country and put it on a path toward a smaller debt.
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