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One of the penalties for refusing to participate in politics is that you end up being governed by your inferiors. -- Plato (429-347 BC)

Saturday, July 07, 2012

Vets Combating Unemployment

Hire A Veteran!
 Gary Bauer, Contributing Author: One of the truly heartbreaking aspects of the Obama economy is the difficulty so many returning veterans have in finding employment. While the national unemployment rate is 8.2%, it is nearly 13% for returning veterans from Iraq and Afghanistan.

The Veterans of Foreign Wars has made reducing this startling statistic a top priority by sponsoring a company called VetJobs. VetJobs just announced that it is working to help our veterans fill thousands of jobs building the Keystone XL pipeline. But there's a catch. These jobs are on the Canadian side of the border.

Thanks to Obama, there are no Keystone pipeline jobs in this country. In fact, VetJobs had corporate commitments to hire 8,000 veterans for the Keystone pipeline project in America until the Obama Administration rejected it. A recent Rasmussen poll found that 60% of likely voters support the Keystone pipeline, but Barack Obama is siding with the 22% who oppose it.

Thankfully for our vets, the VWF and VetJobs have been able to salvage something of their efforts. But this is just one more example of how Barack Obama's left-wing ideology is hurting America and costing jobs.

Obama's blind commitment to the radical environmental movement is also wasting your tax dollars. In recent days, another stimulus-funded solar company announced it was going bankrupt, and company auditors are raising red flags about a Nevada-based geothermal company with a $98 million federal loan guarantee.

Here's another example. Reuters recently reported that Obama's "Great Green Fleet" recently set sail on a six-week tour of the Pacific. The carrier strike group is being powered by alternative fuels that cost -- are you sitting down? -- $26-a-gallon. That's more than seven times the cost of conventional fuels!

America can't afford four more years of Barack Obama!
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Gary Bauer is is a conservative family values advocate and serves as president of American Values and chairman of the Campaign for Working Families.

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Blogger The Born Again American said...

It's all in Obama's plan to "Fundamentally Transform America"... How can he make us a European style Socialist state if evryone is working and not dependent on the government... He doesn't believe in American exceptionalism, but that we are colonialists who need to be knocked down a few pegs in the world economy...

I'm trying to revitalize my old blog The Born Again Americans and would appreciate you and your readers stopping by...

7/08/2012  
Blogger James Starowicz said...

The unemployment rate for Iraq- and Afghanistan-era veterans fell to 9.5 percent, down from 12.7 percent the previous month and from 13.3 percent in June 2011, according to the employment situation report released Friday by the Labor Department’s Bureau of Labor Statistics.
No matter what group takes a dip in employment, especially these veterans and this past decade plus though, be they veterans, manufacturing, even lower wage, and shouldn't be, service sector employee's, across the economic job sectors, brings with the ability to boost their communities needs. Thus real business personal hire with the rise in those needs, unlike the reagan capitalist, who are supposed to according to their new capitalist mantra, continue hoarding any monetary gains and force the workers they have to work harder while complaining, or are used by the media and those of same ideology in same, they don't know what Washington will do so they don't hire in their business needs until frankly it might be to late and they've lost customers or services etc..

7/08/2012  
Blogger James Starowicz said...

No Revenues {nor private capital economic investments, free market capitalism} = No Sacrifice = No Support = DeJa-Vu all over again!. Now a decade and counting, told to go shopping, added to the previous decades of under funding the VA, while the peoples reps Still try and lay blame on the Agency, after rubber stamping wars and costs of and those represented cheer on these wars!

While the wealthy and other investors garner their booty, still, from both and many have the chutz·pa to call themselves more patriotic{?} then others wrapped in those false flags, using false slogans and various cheap symbols of and then seek one day events or parades to wave all that patriotism, call it "Supporting the Troops", then go home and either ignore or forget about those that actually sacrificed for the country!

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7/08/2012  

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