Some of the people Romney considers leeches
by Josh K - 9/19/12 7:40 PM
The Republicans managed a stunning victory in the Senate today, narrowly defeating a bi-partisan $1 billion bill designed to help 20,000 post-9/11 veterans to find work.
All but a handful of Republicans voted (58-40) to kill the bill on a procedural objection. That's all it took. They beat it by two votes.
Support for veterans is traditionally bipartisan. In fact, the Senate had recently passed a series of smaller measures to expand the G.I. Bill.
So Democrats were feeling good about the Veterans Job Corps bill. They also had the support several Republicans including Sen. Dean Heller of Nevada and Sen. Scott Brown of Massachusetts.
And let's face it. The Democrats also have the facts on their side when it comes to the need for helping veterans.
The Bureau of Labor Statistics reports 8.3% of veterans were unemployed in 2011. Young male veterans are hit the hardest by joblessness. Male vets aged 18-24 who served during the post-9/11 era are burdened with a 21.9% unemployment rate.
The Veterans Job Corps bill was ready to put those young men to work in the nation's parks or on local fire fighter crews or police squads across the country.
Geez, those freeloading veterans. Sitting around acting like victims and sucking off the government teat....
They are among the 47% you just told to go F themselves, Mitt.