Obama seeks tax credits to aid veterans

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    Obama seeks tax credits to help veterans get jobs - politics - msnbc.com

    WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama is asking Congress to approve new initiatives to help some of America's 1 million unemployed military veterans find work, including tax credits for companies that hire out-of-work vets.



    As much as I appretiate this feel good attempt to help out my fellow Vets.

    It's unfair to the rest of the UE and is nothing short of discrimination.

    I was on the other side of one of these ideas when coal miners struck, the state of Il offered deep benefits to hire miners making it impossible for qualified applicants to get a job.

    Hopefully calmer heads will prevail and something will be done that helps everyone and not another temp surge like cash for clunkers.
     
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    So if you can't help everyone, don't help anyone?
     
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    This is a great idea! Unfortunately it wont have much of an effect as regulation remains the admins primary focus.
     
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    Many companies already give vets an advantage - some type of tax credit, which is good. They're doing it on their own without the assistance of the Anointed One. Now, if Obama really wanted to do something meaningful - he should give all of us vets TAX EXEMPTION status, vs. talking tax increases. Now that would improve his approval ratings, and God knows he needs it.
     
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    The country is broke.
    The left is demanding an increase in taxes, especially on big biz.
    This is a tax break, and big biz will get it.

    Better to help everyone than commit the crime of discrimination.
     
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    Active duty used to be tax exempt. something about taxing tax money :lol:

    Many states have application tests, Vets get 10 bonus points.

    It's nice if a biz specifically wants to hire Vets, we have better discapline than the average American, that's great. But they don't need bribes to do so.
     
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    It's not discrimination, it's reward for risking their lives to uphold our Republic.
     
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    So that's the difference between a Vet getting a job and not getting a job? A Tax Credit? Who believes that shit?
     
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    It will either work or it wont work. Implementing it costs nothing if it doesn't work, because they only get the tax credit if nthey hire a Vet.
     
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    We already get plenty. We have access to things you would love to have. But, neener neener, none for you.

    Imagine a college grad. He's got a 4 year degree and a bucket of loans to pay off. He's an honor student to boot. He finds, finally finds, the job of his dreams, he's the perfect fit. Gets turned down b/c a Vet applied for the job and the company could use the money.

    From first hand knowledge, that fucking sucks.

    We didn't ask for head of the line privaledges or pampering. We asked to serve our country and get 3 hots and a cot. The rest is icing, more is just unfair.
     

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