High unemployment still haunting U.S. military veterans

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SunnyDaySam wrote:

This wouldn’t have anything to do with the Republicans killing the Veteran’s Jobs Retraining Act, would it?

Mar 20, 2014 5:10pm EDT  --  Report as abuse

“Senate Republicans derailed efforts to move forward with a $21 billion bill to enhance health care, education and job benefits for veterans. Republicans stopped the veterans bill from moving on a procedural vote, which needed 60 votes. The final tally was 56-41.”

http://abcnews.go.com/blogs/politics/2014/02/senate-gop-blocks-veterans-benefits-bill/

To the GOP, even veterans are expendable in their quest to obstruct ANYTHING and EVERYTHING the president tries to do. Ah, who am I kidding? The men and women of the US military have ALWAYS been expendable to the GOP; why should this be any different?

I guess they feel that, when it comes to “Supporting The Troops”, putting a yellow ribbon sticker on their car is “enough”.

Mar 20, 2014 5:15pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
TheNewWorld wrote:

@SunnyDaySam

Do you think this issue just happened in the last 3 weeks? That was when that bill was voted down. You know the word still indicates this has been a long term issue right?

“The bill would have improved benefits for veterans, including better health care and dental services provided by the VA. It also would have guaranteed post-9/11 veterans access to in-state tuition rates at public colleges and universities in any state.”

Do you see what I see? Nothing that would help Veterans get a job. They can still get in-state tuition rates in their own state like everyone else. $21 billion was a steep number for a bill that doesn’t do much of anything.

“Republicans and Democrats normally agree on the need to enhance benefits for the nation’s 22 million veterans and their families, but Republican senators wanted to lower the amount of spending in the bill. The GOP senators also wanted to include a measure that would have imposed new sanctions against Iran, which President Obama has warned against doing at this time. Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid blocked the amendments from being considered.”

@USofRationality

If Harry Reid hadn’t blocked the amendments the bill would have gone through. Spread the blame where it is due. The leader of the Senate that has refused to bring up for vote over 30 jobs bills from the US House.

Mar 20, 2014 6:09pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
SunnyDaySam wrote:

Hey, NW: I got news: the REPUBLICANTS killed the bill! Look it up!
The GOPers always include a poison pill in every bill that benefits Veterans or just Average Americans. This was the the time this former Independent became an anti-R. I’ll vote for anybody on the other side of the ticket. and I started donating to races outside the local & state. I’ve had it with the GOP!

Mar 20, 2014 6:40pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
PRO2847 wrote:

JOHN BOEHNER IS BEING UNTRUTHFUL!

John Boehner informed the media that The National Association of State Workforce Agencies said the proposed plan was not workable. NASWA is not saying they said that — “NOT WORKABLE” is Mr. Boehner’s words, not NASWA.

John Boehner is clearly about to do damage control for him and Republican cohorts, because he is caught lying once again. Mr. Boehner is a heartless uncaring Republican and he is tarnishing whatever bit of dignity the dated Congressional Republicans have left.

Contact John Boehner’s office and tell him for himself. He clearly doesn’t act on behalf of the majority, he acts on what he wants!

Washington, D.C. Office
1011 Longworth H.O.B.
Washington, DC 20515
(202) 225-6205

Good luck everyone.

Mar 20, 2014 7:25pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
PRO2847 wrote:

JOHN BOEHNER IS BEING UNTRUTHFUL!

John Boehner informed the media that The National Association of State Workforce Agencies said the proposed plan was not workable. NASWA is not saying they said that — “NOT WORKABLE” is Mr. Boehner’s words, not NASWA.

95% of American’s support extending unemployment benefits. What is there to talk about John Boehner — stand aside and do whats right and save face.

Good luck everyone.

Mar 20, 2014 7:27pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
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