Tuesday, November 14, 2006

Unemployment Rate Sky High For Young Veterans

Check out the statistics in the image.

Shouldn't the Bush Administration be doing more to support the troops?

Fitting in with its broader outlook on the economy and job growth, one has to assume that the administration expects some veterans to become, ahem, "entrepreneurs."

And to be clear, I don't mean the "lovely word" that Bush often talks about -- think high-paid corporate consultants -- but the "entrepreneurs" then-Commerce Secretary Don Evans discussed in 2004: "entrepreneurs who are self-employed like truck drivers, like painters, like child-care workers, like hairdressers, like auto mechanics."

9 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

Its no wonder that young vets are unemployed. How can someone who is as stupid as Kerry thinks get a job?

11:22 AM  
Anonymous rob of wilmington, del. said...

Yay. Way to go. Repeating a Republican canard, in order to defer blame from the Republicans to a Democrat who had absolutely nothing to do with the situation.

Congrats, moron. You win today's prize for biggest sheep.

11:29 AM  
Anonymous treestar said...

How ironic
The rethugs could at least give them jobs, after using them so diligently to make every one of their warmongering, civil-liberty-killing points.

11:29 AM  
Anonymous The Count said...

It's the Democrats's fault!
Seriously, all the bad news they sat on for elections will come out now.

11:29 AM  
Anonymous djohnson said...

Soldiers are too proud to accept jobs at Taco Bell

The rest of us have gotten used to it.

11:29 AM  
Anonymous jilln said...

Someone called CSPAN this morning about this.

The woman caller asked what "that Nancy Peloooosey or whatever her name is" thinks the soldiers will do when they get back and what jobs they will find.

At the time I took it as an ignorant question, like she was implying they were better off over there... but maybe she was just trying to make a point about unemployment here.

11:30 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

supporting our troops means helping them when they get back
The problem is that these young guys do not have any college education. We should expand the GI bill so that no young veteran slips through the cracks. I would also say that we need to have our soldiers get some training in computers. In the modern military everyone needs to know how to use microsoft word, excel, power point, to name a few. We should be teaching our junior leaders how to do administrative type things so that if they get out they will have marketable skills. I have run into a lot of guys who know how to do a raid of a house, but struggle at writing an award because they are flat out intimidated by a computer.

James
jpwhite@okstatealumni.org

2:02 PM  
Anonymous whoop4467 said...

Yea, the repukes are full of s--t about their support of the troops. Talk is cheap and their talk is cheap. Just like their bravery - CHEAP!

7:18 PM  
Blogger LadyLiberty said...

I'm reading some different opinions here and all I can say is I remember VietNam. All that was lost and how that war changed everyone's life. And now we're going to see our troops come home to what? We're still feeling the effects of Nam, a war that should have never been, as Iraq is, and sadly we will be seeing and feeling the aftershocks for as long as we live.
This Administration has all but doomed us and still, they are not being stopped and I continue to ask why?
Too little, too late.

7:41 AM  

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