The bill would cost $1 billion over five years to help veterans find employment as police officers and firefighters. There already are existing programs and laws to hire veterans that work.Senate Republicans vote down veterans jobs bill:
A vote of 58-40, the Veterans Jobs Corp Act of 2012 would have created training programs to help veterans find work. The program would have employed veterans as police and firefighters as well as employing veterans in:
"conservation, resource management, and historic preservation projects on public lands and maintenance and improvement projects for cemeteries under the jurisdiction of the National Cemetery Administration."
The unemployment rate for Iraq, Afghanistan and Gulf War II-era Veterans is now at 10.9 percent.
This is the typical Republican Congress,they don't care about the Servicemen and Women they care about making sure Obama is defeated in the name of the American people. McConnell stated that was his main goal. How sad that they have this power. Eric Cantor stated another vacation is going to happen for two months. Leaving other important bills that need immediate action, that will not be addressed. This is so unacceptable."
Romney includes these people in his 47%.
This is nothing more than an attempt by the Democrats to make Democrats look good and Republicans look bad with a $1 billion dollar price tag for the taxpayer.
The democrats still want to spend money that we just don't have. The cure is for Obama to fix the economy helping all Americans find jobs. This is something Obama refuses to do. Obama is a failure and liar.