I am saying this as a vet, whose father served in the Korean War and the Vietnam War; grandfather served in WWII and Korea; great grandfather in WWI and so forth all the way back to the War for Independence. You can't spend money you don't have. I would love to do a lot of things but my household budget will not allow it. We can't keep spending money we don't have. At some point we have to say no.
I believe the men and women that have served our country should enjoy the same freedom they spend their time fighting for in other countries. It is patriotic to make sure they have jobs and a place to live when they return. The Majority of our vets are unemployed because the job they did in the army- doesn't transfer to the civilian sector (it's like they never worked). This bill would have allowed them to learn a new skill and earn employment in the civilian sector.
Welcome to the battle Murr. I am not a republican, as you well know. I have always been a supporter of the government living within its means. There is.a debt cap because we cannot keep living by robbing Peter to pay Paul. The cap was voted for by both dems and rep and signed by BHO. What program do we cut to fund this especially when there id already VA representatives at each labor dept trained to assist veterans in getting a job/training.
Up2-VA representatives (DVOPS/LEVERS) are there to guide vets in the right direction and provide soft skill training. They cant refer them to training (fork-lift, Warehousing, IT, etc:)at the Technical College/Universities if there's no money available to pay for it. The DVOPS/LEVERS assist with resumes, job search and interviewing skills.
I'm really starting to think Murr & Politics are twins! I can't wait for them to disagee on something.
What about the GI bill. It helped pay for my college. I know you can use it for other types of schools
Up2-Most of the older veterans..didn't have an opportunity to take advantage of the GI bill. We focus a lot on the younger vets but there's still a large number of Vietnam era vets looking for work. A lot of vets discharge/retire from the military with unresolved medical/mental health issues. It may take them years to stabilize their situation (physical and mental health)-by the time they stabilize their situation the GI Bill may have expired.
Eh? My father who retired just after name waited twenty years to use the GI bill to purchase his home. He was in his sixties when he went back to school. I waited almost 10 years myself before using the GI bill to purchase my home. How much time is needed after they are d/c from service? What program(s) do we cut to fund this new program?
UP2-You can't use the GI bill to purchase a home. You used your VA Home loan. I used to get it mixed up too.
Veterans have 10 years to use their GI bill if they qualify (not everyone was able to take advantage of this.
Sorry for the mix up politics. If you have been honorably d/c why would you not be able to use your GI bill? But aside from all of that, I ask again, which program(s) do we cut to fund this?
It would be much more intriguing to see you all post statements rather than referance something that has already been posted on the internet.
Let me shed some shining light to this proposed bill. First of all, Susan Collins, Olympia Snowe and Lias Murkoski are RINO's. Dean Keller and Scott Brown are in tough re-election campaigns and all of them needs to go for violating the compromise in regards to the budget deficit bill passed last year. See there names voting for it here:
Now, here is the rest of the untold story that the Main stream media and progressives liberal democrats will not tell:
This is not obstructionism by Republicans as proclaimed rather politicizing by Democrats and RINO's as exposed here by violating a deal that was set by law already last year:
Thank God for the 40 Republicans that stood with the rule of law, that had already been passed last year, instead of playing Politics!
ha ha, I got to laugh.
Train them as first-responders (I am guessing this is Police, Fire and EMS.)
I work two full time "first-responder" jobs. One as a paramedic and the other as a firefighter, and I still have trouble making ends meet.
So, yes lets spend billions we do not have for people to make barely over min wage.