GOPretenders Blocks/Kills/Says NO To Veteran Jobs Bill


 

By Jueseppi B.

 

 

 

 

 

Veterans won’t be getting a new, billion-dollar jobs program, not from this Senate. Republicans on Wednesday afternoon blocked a vote on the Veterans Job Corps Bill after Jeff Sessions of Alabama raised a point of order — he said the bill  violated a cap on spending agreed to by Congress last year.

 

The bill’s sponsor, Patty Murray of Washington, said that shouldn’t matter, since the bill’s cost was fully offset by new revenues. She said Mr. Sessions and his party colleagues had been furiously generating excuses to oppose the bill, and were now exploiting a technicality to deny thousands of veterans a shot at getting hired as police officers, firefighters and parks workers, among other things.

 

The vote was 58-40; the bill needed 60 votes to proceed.

 

 

From The Maddow Blog:

 

Senate Republicans kill veterans’ jobs bill

By Steve Benen – Wed Sep 19, 2012

With a major national election just seven weeks away, senators would have to be out of their minds to reject a jobs bill for U.S. military veterans, right?

 

Apparently not.

 

Veterans won’t be getting a new, billion-dollar jobs program, not from this Senate. Republicans on Wednesday afternoon blocked a vote on the Veterans Job Corps Bill after Jeff Sessions of Alabama raised a point of order — he said the bill violated a cap on spending agreed to by Congress last year.

The bill’s sponsor, Patty Murray of Washington, said that shouldn’t matter, since the bill’s cost was fully offset by new revenues. She said Mr. Sessions and his party colleagues had been furiously generating excuses to oppose the bill, and were now exploiting a technicality to deny thousands of veterans a shot at getting hired as police officers, firefighters and parks workers, among other things.

 

The bill needed 60 votes to advance. The final tally was 58 to 40, and all 40 opponents of the proposal were Republicans.

 

As proposals go, this should have been a no-brainer. The Veterans Job Corps Act of 2012, sponsored by Sen. Patty Murray (D-Wash.), sought to lower unemployment among military veterans, giving grants to federal, state, and local agencies, which in turn would hire veterans — giving priority to those who served on or after 9/11 — to work as first-responders and in conservation jobs at national parks.

 

The bill was fully paid for, and entirely bipartisan — Sen. Richard Burr (R-N.C.) had his own set of ideas for the bill, and Murray incorporated all of them into her legislation.

 

And yet, all but five Senate Republicans voted to kill it anyway, 48 days before a national election. Even Burr sided with his party to defeat the bill, and it was filled with his provisions.

 

New York Times editorial added the other day, “It makes sense for the 99 percent of Americans to find new ways to pay their debt to the 1 percent who serve in uniform. To most people, Senator Murray’s bill would seem like one decent way to do that. But not if you’re one of those Republicans in Washington who thinks it’s more important in an election year to deny Democrats a success or accomplishment of any kind.”

 

 

Weekly Address: Congress Must Act to Create Jobs and Grow the Economy

 

Published on Sep 22, 2012 by 

President Obama describes how the House of Representatives left town without finishing important work that would create jobs and strengthen our economy.

 

 

 

 

POTUS Obama says it best….and I say it worst, why are Congressmen allowed to leave work to campaign when there are sooooo many vitally important issues to be voted on and passed to make The United States Of America work?

 

Republicans in Congress are the real problem, books have been written about it, Mitch McConnell said the only issue the Republicans have is to vote Pres Obama out!

Republicans in Congress do not care about America nor “We The People”, they only care about their corporate masters.

Vote OUT Republicans in Congress!

 

Remember all this garbage in “NO”vember, and vote accordingly.

 

It would be easier to admire the Republicans’ late-breaking fiscal scrupulosity if their motives — denying  the Obama administration any kind of victory this year, whatever the cost to jobless vets — weren’t so transparent.  It’s probably useful to remind Republicans like John McCain (a “nay” on the jobs bill) that wounded, jobless and homeless veterans aren’t a fact of nature. They’re a product of the wars that Congress members voted for, the war debt they piled on, and the economy they helped ruin.

 

“It’s unbelievable that even after more than a decade of war, many Republicans still will not acknowledge that the treatment of our veterans is a cost of war,” Ms. Murray said in a statement after the vote.

 

 

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3 Responses

  1. Unfortunately, veterans continue to reward the Party run by rich dudes who send them to war and then give them nothing when they com home. I saw some polls showing Obama losing to Romney among veterans, which is usual with the Democratic ticket. GOP can get away with this stuff because working class whites keep rewarding them with their support.

    • In a word…”racism”. Simple answer to a complicated issue. Vets see skin color instead of a man helping them.

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