Wednesday, September 19, 2012

Republicans Refuse to Help Veterans

* Why are Republicans so against a bill to get our veterans back to work? The arrogance of the Republicans to block, and vote against jobs bills is absolutely disgusting. 

In their short work week before heading out of town, Senate Republicans decided to give the finger to veterans, using a procedural vote to kill the Veterans Jobs Corp Act, 58-40.
The Veterans Jobs Corp Act would have created new job-training programs to help veterans find work in targeted fields such as national park conservation, historic preservation projects, police work and firefighting, among others.
The unemployment rate for Iraq, Afghanistan and Gulf War II-era Veterans—those who would have most benefitted from the bill—is now at 10.9 percent, but Republicans blocked this bill because they don't want anything that could remotely help anyone to happen under President Obama's watch.... 

Do Republicans only like our veterans and active men and women in uniform when they are going to war? Shame on Sen. Mitch McConnell and the Republicans who refuse to help our vets.

> Why are women supporting President Obama, Sen. Sherrod Brown, and Democrats? President Obama, Sen. Sherrod Brown, and Democrats respect women's views and promote their rights. Mitt Romney, Josh Mandel and the Republicans want women to get out of the workplace and return to the 1950's - the era of discrimination.  The GOP doesn't want women to have opinions, especially those that are opposite of their own.

Since women usually outlive their spouses, it is imperative that we preserve and protect Social Security and Medicare. I know personally through my Mom's experience, that Social Security and Medicare were a tremendous help to her. There are Republican candidates, Mitt Romney, Paul Ryan, Josh Mandel, and a majority of their party want to privatize Social Security and hand out vouchers for Medicare. That would be a disaster.

Support President Obama.  If you live in Ohio, support Sen. Sherrod Brown. Vote for Democrats because they support Social Security and Medicare, and they respect you.