"Military Welfare State"
Folks, if you, like Jennifer Mittelstadt, think that military benefits are just so gosh darn overwhelming that generous, then I suggest that you go down to your nearest recruiting station and put your name on the dotted line.
The fact that we still have to go out and recruit for people to come into the military shows that we don't exactly have people banging down our doors to join. Oh, and there's that whole "You might get shot and die because of the incompetent Community Organizer in Chief currently infecting the Oval Office" thing.
As for Jennifer Mittelstadt, I would note that she's an associate professor at a state-funded university, making her living off of tax-payer dollars in a much more comfortable way than your standard military member.
Gah. This year ain't starting off too well.