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Obama and Biden take actions to hire more Vets

Discussion in 'Politics, Elections & Legislation' started by g7777777, Apr 30, 2013.

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  1. g7777777

    g7777777 TS Supporters TS Supporters

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    I really dont know if they are sincere but it appears so and their actions cannot be ignored regardless of if you hate their political agenda or not.

    "FORTUNE -- Two years ago, we launched Joining Forces, a nationwide campaign to rally all Americans to support our veterans and military families. We did this for two simple reasons: because we were both awed by the courage and sacrifice of our men and women in uniform who risk their lives every day to protect our values and keep us safe. We were also awed by their families, the spouses and children who serve right along with them, enduring deployment after deployment with grace and resolve.

    As we traveled the country visiting bases and military communities, everywhere we went, we heard from veterans who had years of training and experience in the military -- leading dozens, even hundreds of their peers; operating some of the most advanced technology; and solving complex problems under the most extreme conditions imaginable. But when they returned home, they struggled to find decent jobs. We met military spouses who'd spent decades moving from base to base every couple of years and struggled to maintain their careers. As the months passed, we saw that the unemployment rate for our most recent veterans remained far too high above the national average.

    These men and women are some of the highest-skilled, best-trained, hardest-working people in this country. They are medics and engineers, drivers and welders, computer technicians and machinists. They are eager to work and determined to keep on serving this country. All they need is a chance.

    But the challenge of giving them that chance is only becoming more urgent. In the coming years, more than a million servicemembers will be hanging up their uniforms and transitioning to civilian life. That's on top of the hundreds of thousands of veterans and military spouses already out there looking for work.

    MORE FROM FORTUNE: Wall Street remains too bullish on the job market

    That's why, back in August of 2011, President Obama challenged the private sector to hire or train 100,000 veterans and military spouses by the end of 2013. And over the past two years, businesses across America have answered that call. By last August, they had already filled 125,000 jobs, with commitments to hire 250,000 more. And today, we are proud to announce that America's businesses have hired or trained 290,000 veterans and military spouses, almost triple the original goal. In addition, companies like UPS, Home Depot, the Blackstone Group, Target, and McDonald's have committed to hire or train another 435,000 veterans and military spouses over the next five years.

    So we're making real progress. We're encouraged that the unemployment rate for post-9/11 veterans dropped by 2.2% in 2012. But it is still too high; because as long as any veteran or military spouse who needs a job is unable to find one, then we still have work to do.

    That's why, in his budget, President Obama proposed a permanent extension of the tax credits he signed into law for businesses that hire unemployed veterans and wounded warriors. We've also been working with governors and state legislators to revamp state laws to give our troops credit for the skills they've learned in the military when they apply for professional licenses and credentials here at home. In addition, we've created new partnerships between the armed forces and the manufacturing and information technology industries to ensure that our servicemembers are trained for good jobs.

    But ultimately, it's up to our companies to actually hire veterans for these jobs. So today, we need business leaders across this country to ask themselves, "What can my company do for these men and women who have served our country so bravely?" If you own a small business, can you commit to hiring a few veterans -- or even just one? If you own a larger company, can you hire a few hundred -- or a few thousand? Can you retrain the veterans already in your workforce so they can grow within your company? Can you team up with other businesses to hire the veterans in your communities?

    This is an all-hands-on-deck issue, and we cannot rest until every single veteran and military spouse who is searching for a job has found one. These men and women have sacrificed so much for all of us. Now is the time for all of us to come together to serve them as well as they have served this country."


    But some on here have posted that the Administration has demonstrated disdain and even hatred of Vets. Such is just not true.

    Regards from Iowa

    Gene
     
  2. timberfaller

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    "But some on here have posted that the Administration has demonstrated disdain and even hatred of Vets. Such is just not true."


    ACTIONS speak louder then words!!!!!!!!!!

    How do you tell when Obo/liberals are lying? Their lips are moving!

    IF they became "employed" in a government agency, its because of "discrimination" it's a common practice by government agency's. Vets get "preferential" treatment over any MORE "qualified" applicant.

    Personal experience!!

    And its been going on for decades.
     
  3. g7777777

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    Well Timberfallen- Vets should get preference for inital hiring- its the law and part of the deal

    Sorry you dont like that

    Move somewhere else

    Regards from Iowa

    Gene
     
  4. timberfaller

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    I didn't say weather I liked it or not, I call it for what it is, Discrimination.

    Which the government claims they don't practice.

    Again, Actions speak louder then words.

    As for "moving", You can lead the way.
     
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    Below is the reasoning behind veterans preference from the OPM website. Bottom line is when you risk your life for your country you sacrifice many things including the opportunity for pay, training and advancement in certain fields. This country for all of its failings has tried to do something to honor that sacrifice. For the most part it applies to what would be termed entry level and non-supervisory positions.

    If you want the same opportunity visit you local recruiting station.

    Why Preference is Given

    Since the time of the Civil War, veterans of the Armed Forces have been given some degree of preference in appointments to Federal jobs. Recognizing their sacrifice, Congress enacted laws to prevent veterans seeking Federal employment from being penalized for their time in military service. Veterans' preference recognizes the economic loss suffered by citizens who have served their country in uniform, restores veterans to a favorable competitive position for Government employment, and acknowledges the larger obligation owed to disabled veterans.

    Veterans' preference in its present form comes from the Veterans' Preference Act of 1944, as amended, and is now codified in various provisions of title 5, United States Code. By law, veterans who are disabled or who served on active duty in the Armed Forces during certain specified time periods or in military campaigns are entitled to preference over others in hiring from competitive lists of eligibles and also in retention during reductions in force.
     
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    Kinda like it was at the end of the Roman Empire eh!!!!

    History repeating itself, Again!
     
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    Mean while active service members pursuing higher education through online college courses have had their funding taken away by Obamas sequestration.

    Robert
     
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    Once again, our closet Liberal Chesty just can't stay in the closet. Life as a cowardly phoney must really suck.

    -Gary
     
  9. g7777777

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    Kolar Dude- you and the millionaire farm welfare receptient GW22 are dead wrong

    There was no attempt to take Veterans guns away- that was debunked years ago

    Urban legend

    As far as Timberfallens discrimination- you are just plain looney if you think that veterans preferance is discrimination

    Regards from Iowa

    Gene
     
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    We've had that drunken dirtbag McCain on the public dole for 40 years, look where that got us.

    -Gary
     
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    Multimilionair welfare recepient GW22 saying bad things about John McCain a true military hero

    No one is surprised by that I am certain

    GW22 appears to be the definition of a coward with those remarks

    And he collects millions in welfare off his farms?

    Someone needs to wake up-- the only person on the dole is GW22

    Regards from Iowa

    Gene
     
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    Gene,

    Part of Frankensteins bill was to limit veterans access to firearms after they came home from Iraq or Afganistan, fearing they may have PTSD. I know you're smarter than your writings of the last six months. Look it up!
     
  13. g7777777

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    Kolardude- that never happened--

    Dont believe the garbage that people make up and post on the internet

    Regards from Iowa

    Gene
     
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    Wow Gene, you did drink the Koolaide. Sorry for your loss of independent thinking. I will classify you the same as 548, Styl Flyn, johnny and others. Just another liberal who bows at the feet of Odumbass. Stand by and watch our once great country become France. Just great, I hope you're proud, because I'm ashamed of you!

    Steve
    A proud member of the Tea Party
     
  15. g7777777

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    Kolar Dude- how did you get off on that rant

    I just pointed out that you were wrong about that particular assertion about Vets== and you are

    Regards from Iowa

    Gene
     
  16. g7777777

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    I dont like Obama but to blame stuff on him that isnt true doesnt make any sense

    Regards from Iowa

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    According to today's paper, the President is just jumping in front of a parade of companies that have already announced a great number of veteran hiring goals. Ron
     
  18. SirMissalott

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    God knows he's always been proud of the American Flag!!
     
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    Left wing liberal Gene,

    When is the last time you posted anything trap related? Do you even shoot trap? All I ever see you do is post crud you find on the interweb. So when was it you last participated in a conversation about the subject of this forum? I couldn't find where it was. You are closet lib. Probably a lot more closet things but we won't go there.
     
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