Soldiers Hope Obama Plan Will Improve Job Market

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — President Barack Obama’s job initiatives for veterans are drawing close interest from current soldiers.

Army Sgt. Brittnea Jones says she will be watching how they play out before deciding whether to leave the military next year. The 24-year-old Afghanistan war veteran heard the president speak Tuesday to an American Legion convention in Minneapolis.

Jones says she is encouraged by Obama’s proposals, which include a push to increase federal hiring of veterans, improve college benefits for veterans and spark private-sector jobs for veterans through tax credits. But she says the job market for veterans is still concerning.

Obama says far too many veterans are unemployed. He is urging Congress to take up tax credits for companies that hire veterans after the August recess.

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  1. jimmy says:

    The plan should be simple execute the Tea Party members for treason. Then take the tax code back to 1980.

    1. Billy Bob says:

      Oh Jimmy…..please do tell us why all tea party members should be executed……

      1. Kathy says:

        NOT EXECUTED JIMMY, JUST IGNORED AND DISMISSED. EVERYONE HAS A RIGHT TO THEIR BELIEF OR BENT. IT’S THEIR CHOICE.

        1. Wilson says:

          We are everywhere in your schools, in your church, next door… we did not come from someplace. We see that our country is going down a path of socolism that will lead to a dictatory. Youar are welcome.

    2. Your son says:

      We are everywhere in your schools, in your church, next door… we did not come from someplace. We see that our country is going down a path of socolism that will lead to a dictatory. Youar are welcome.

    3. Billy Bob says:

      Oh Jimmy I am waiting for you “intelligent” answers???? You busy doing homework? Or are you grounded?

  2. Chaseme says:

    Some people consider the Tea Party “whack jobs”.
    Ironic…since I consider someone calling for the killing of someone that too.

  3. Get Real says:

    I like how the pres want to give companies credits for hiring Vets, isn’t that pandering to corporations. And isn’t that what the Democrats always accuse the Republicans of doing……….Um isn’t Obabma a democrat??

  4. Kevin says:

    There are millions upon millions of Americans out of work….if Obami want to improve the employment market for soldiers…he should start by booting out all illegals in the United States…..recession over…….employment issues over…..

  5. shirley says:

    our veteran’s deserve more than what they’re getting, if President Obama can get the politician’s in Washington to work with him I’m sure with team work and compromising they can turn this around.

  6. Chaseme says:

    Salary for retired US Presidents…………….$180,000 for life
    Salary for House/Senate……………………..$174,000 for life
    Salary of Speaker of the House……………..$223,500 for life
    Salary for Majority/Minority Leaders……….$193,000 for life
    Average Salary of a teacher…………………..$40,065
    Average Salary of Soldier DEPLOYED IN AFGHANISTAN $38,000
    I think we found out where the cuts should be made.

  7. Architect says:

    Sure,

    Push it onto a Democrat run Congress and seee how far that goes. Again the blame will be on someone else. Take all the credit but never any blame, typical politician!
    Obama hope in one hand and dog poo in the other. Looks and smells the same!

  8. Rico Suave says:

    I doubt whether too many people are hoping Obama will improve anything anymore. I think those who bought the hope and change message in 08 aren’t buying it now. It turns out hope and change was just tax and spend all along. Been there done that so over it. People are just not that into him anymore.

  9. Sandy says:

    Obama will have his token 4 years. We will all get that behind us so now it is time to move on to helping all Americans and not just a few.

  10. cindy says:

    Time for the tea party era.

    1. Kevin says:

      Be careful Cindy….the liberals here will attack you….you know….baby killer…..racist……etc….

  11. Rexteryalizer Rex says:

    Oboma has NOT brought CHANGE, In fact ~~ THE ONLY real THING needing CHANGE !

    Was Barack Hussein Obama II.

    Barack Hussein Obama II ( Who hates American Values )

    Who who is A ” SELF PROCLAIMED Enemy ” ~ of responsible, Morally Conscious HARD WORKING Americans.

    oBOMAS supporters KNOW~ that Barack Hussein Obama II, WILL FORCE YOU to paY THEM, out of your PockeT ….

    This UN~CHANGABLE fraud, has done His VERY BEST to Inspire VIOLENCE.

    THESE ARE OBAMAS OWN WORDS.. saying “Bring it on” To his supporters.

    Oboma ~ Demands Saying “Get ready for hand-to-hand combat with your fellow Americans”

    – Obama has ALSO DECLARED to his Supporters

    “I want all Americans to get in each others faces!–

    Obama demands !

    “You bring a knife to a fight pal, we’ll bring a gun” – Obama Cant wait to get everybody involved in some kind OF CONFRONTATION of some sort….

    THESE ARE OBAMAS OWN WORDS..

    Obama has ALSO DECLARED “Republicans are our enemies”-

    ** Obama on ACORN Mobs: “I don’t want to quell anger. I think people are right to be angry! I’m angry!”

    ANGER VIOLENCE and more taxes….. THIS IS OBAMAS Change for america

    /“Hit Back Twice As Hard”. He commands !

    THESE ARE OBAMAS Very OWN WORDS..

    *Obama on the private sector: ~~ “We talk to these folks…~ / so I know whose ass to KICK.“
    OBOMA wants to KICK your ass /

    Shouting THAT Republican victory would mean ~ “hand to hand combat”

    HE IS EXPECTING people to kill & BE VIOLENT / for their immoral CAUSES

    THIS IS WHAT HE LIVES FOR
    THESE ARE OBAMAS OWN WORDS..
    * Obama Tells democrats: “ I’m itching for a fight.” !

    PLEASE go to reXes NEW WebsiTe ~ ! Oboma *( Just like Adolf Hitler~~ In that oBOMA~~~ Demands ! — [ THE FINAL SOLUTION – ~ For Un~Wanted Children

    Barak Obama A MURDERER .~Torturing UNWANTED babys on DEATH ROE

    http://obomanationinfanticide.sharepoint.com/Pages/default.aspx

    OBAMA supports TAKING a little NEW BORN innocent child.. / BORN. ALIVE ~

    sTabing it iN the head & SUCKs ITS BRAINS OUT.

    He also demands, that a Child SURVIVING a FAILED ABORTION, Has no RIGHT to Life or medical care.

  12. ReXer Paw says:

    ….PLEASE…. go to reXes NEW WebsiTe ~ ! Oboma *( Just like Adolf Hitler~~\oBOMA~~~ Demands ! — [ THE FINAL SOLUTION – for Un~Wanted Children

    Barak Obama is A MURDERER .~Torturing UNWANTED babys on DEATH ROE

    CLICK HERE http://obomlnation.webstarts.com/index.html

    OBAMA TAKES a little NEW BORN innocent child. BORN. ALIVE sTabS it iN the head SUCKs ITS BRAINS OUT.

    This is just to wrong and horrible. Please stand for Loving Children and the USA

  13. ReXer Paw says:

    ….PLEASE…. go to reXes NEW WebsiTe ~ ! Oboma *( Just like Adolf Hitler~~\oBOMA~~~ Demands ! — [ THE FINAL SOLUTION – for Un~Wanted Children

    Barak Obama is A MURDERER .~Torturing UNWANTED babys on DEATH ROE

    CLICK HERE http://obomlnation.webstarts.com/index.html

    OBAMA TAKES a little NEW BORN innocent child. BORN. ALIVE sTabS it iN the head and SUCKs ITS BRAINS OUT.

    This is just too wrong and horrible. Please stand for Loving Children and the USA.

    Respectfully and Thankfully Thank you ALL for your Time.

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