Congress Agrees: Take From Those in Dire Need to Subsidize the Thriving Fortunate

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By Michael Thornton

 

Just prior to Veterans Day, Congress appeared to actually find the will to act responsibly and with bipartisan support overwhelmingly passed a veteran’s jobs bill. President Obama applied his signature and the legislation is now law. While the feckless media touted this legislation as indication that both sides of the political aisle can work together when it concerns helping the country’s military service personnel, this same media didn’t bother to highlight the fact that this bill was paid for with already obligated funds; funds for veterans.

According to the White House, “Some 240,000 young vets were out of work in September 2011 alone, and with the Iraq War set to end in two months, a surge of troops will be returning home. And most of them will be looking for work.”

The ‘VOW to Hire Heros Act’ “Would provide veterans with comprehensive transition assistance, ranging from resume writing to an extra year of training for high-demand fields like technology and trucking. In addition, companies would get up to $5,600 in tax credits for each veteran hired, and up to $9,600 for a disabled veteran, as long as he or she has been job hunting for at least six months.”

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