Robert Borosage, Campaign for America's Future
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September 20, 2012 | The young men and women who serve in our military return from fighting in the longest wars in American history to the worst jobs market in generations. They suffer higher unemployment rates than the general population: More than one in 10 is officially counted as unemployed, and that does not include those who have stopped looking for work or are forced to work part-time.
So yesterday, in one final vile act before adjournment for the elections, Senate Republicans used a point of order to block passage of the Veteran’s Jobs Act that would have provided a modest $1 billion to hire veterans to tend federal lands or gain priority in hiring at police and fire departments. The bill was crafted with bipartisan support. Fifty-eight senators supported the bill, but Republicans put together the 40 votes needed to block its passage.
Good Jobs First: No Grand Bargain Without A Jobs Trigger, Robert Borosage, Campaign for America's Future
September 27, 2012 | What we have here is a failure to communicate. Poll after poll shows that voters are concerned most of all about jobs and the economy. Yet in Washington and on the campaign trail, attention has turned to deficits and how to get our books in order.
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