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Eight of the 12 provisions in the bill were Republican-generated ideas, according to Sen. Patty Murray, chairwoman of the Senate’s Veterans Affairs Committee. The bill included contributions from legislation Heller had introduced earlier, to protect the small-business interests of military families. Under the proposed bill, widowed or orphaned relatives of troops killed in action who are bequeathed their fallen relative's small business would be treated as veteran owners, and be given the same preference for government contracts as veteran-owned businesses.
I would call that political BS.
Sen. Rand Paul of Kentucky demanded the Senate attach language about cutting foreign aid to Pakistan
We owe a debt of gratitude to these heroes and I am proud to support the Veterans Jobs Corps Bill.”
Sens. Heller and Scott Brown of Massachusetts were two of the five Republicans who elected to buck the party and add their support to the bill — which they emphasized by highlighting that legislative effort in statements directed toward the veteran community.
“Job creation is and continues to be my No. 1 priority — especially for our veterans,” Heller said in a statement released shortly after the vote. “After everything our veterans have done for us, the least we can do is make sure they are afforded every opportunity to thrive here at home
Originally posted by Common Good
While the Deomcrats and republicans fight- everyone else loses.
Its how it is in politics these days.
They forgot about us a long time ago. Yet people continue to fight for one side or the other when both of them have been screwing us for millenia.
Originally posted by Benevolent Heretic
It's AMAZING to me that the poll numbers are as good as they are for Republicans, considering their selfish actions! And of course, then they find a way to blame it on Obama! That's some twisted stuff, there!
If the job numbers rise AT ALL, the GOP knows it will lose.
If all eligible voters vote, the GOP knows it will lose.
If the economy improves, the GOP knows it will lose.
If Obama has ANY success at all, the GOP knows it will lose.
If Romney releases his taxes, the GOP knows it will lose.
If Romney details his plans for hit presidency, the GOP knows it will lose.
So, of course, they're doing everything in their power to keep any of this from happening...
And voting this jobs bill down is just a precursor of what will happen to the poor and middle class if Romney gets in office.edit on 9/23/2012 by Benevolent Heretic because: (no reason given)
shall give priority towards the employment of veterans who served on active duty in the Armed Forces on or after September 11, 2001.