While everyone's talking about Mitt, however, the U.S. Senate took the veterans jobs bill to the mat yesterday by blocking it 58-40 on a budget vote. The Veterans Jobs Corp Act of 2012 would have set up new job-training programs so our military veterans could land work in a variety of fields. The $1 billion program would be set up as as pay-as-you-go system where the revenue generated over ten years would have paid for the program.
"This violates the Budget Control Act, there is no dispute about it," Sessions said in a floor speech Wednesday. "The bill will not even go through the House and it violates the Constitution because it says revenue bills must be started in the House ... [and] this is a revenue bill."So no access to greater job opportunities for our military veterans because the Veterans Jobs Corp Act of 2012 is a revenue bill that didn't start in the House? Way to support the troops, guys. Here are a few other links:
*speaking only for myself as a severely-underemployed freelance writer with out-of-reach daycare costs.