I can begrudgingly go along with this. It is not about the GI Bill or the Post Office though, this goes straight to the root question of taxation for any purpose. If taxation, then for what purpose? I like Ayn Rand's take on this subject: I only objected to the GI Bill being compared to social programs like welfare. Serving in the military for 4 years (and voluntarily giving up all your freedom, maybe your life) isn't nearly the same as a "social program". Socialism....the same as taking taxes for any purpose, sure, I guess. Every society needs some form of "socialism" or there is no society, just folks livin' near each other, doin' what they please...hopefully nobody conquers them and makes them slaves. I'll trade getting rid of the GI Bill for getting rid of welfare! And I'll raise you a gas tax (as in ditch it) if someone antes up with losing the "death tax".