American Jobs Act

Jobs Relief for Disabled and Unemployed Veterans: Who Could Object?

This morning, I was pleased to be able to attend an event at the White House where President Obama announced plans to move legislation to encourage employers to hire disabled and unemployed veterans by making tax credits available to the employers when they hire these veterans. The President urged Congress to put aside the obstruction that led to the Republican filibuster of the American Jobs Act and several of its component parts (e.g. funds to provide for the hiring of teachers and first responders and funds to put hundreds of thousands of Americans back to work repairing our crumbling bridges, roads and other infrastructure), and instead to pass this piece of the American Jobs Act.

Prospects for passage of the veterans jobs bill look rosier than previous votes, perhaps because even the Republican obstructionists in Congress will have to admit, that, as President Obama said, it's time for Congress to "put country before party." It is long past time for the obstructionists in Congress to step aside and let America work for the American people.

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What do we need? JOBS! When do we need them? NOW!

Every day all over the country we hear that what the American people need most are jobs in our communities. President Obama has proposed a jobs bill that would help create these jobs while rebuilding crumbling infrastructure and make sure our teachers, firefighters and police officers stay employed doing the things that make this country safe and stronger.

Yesterday, People For the American way helped in the fight to create jobs by hosting a teleconference with our members, highlighting our ongoing work to support the President’s American Jobs Act and hearing from top White House officials about where we need to go to move the Act forward. We also had the privilege of attending a special White House meeting where the President, Vice President and top staff reiterated their commitment to putting Americans back to work. Their passionate words energized the progressive audience as we continue to engage in this very important fight.

The American Jobs Act is a proactive step in the right direction but faces conservative opposition. We need to continue to put the pressure on those that seek to put Big Business and the wealthy ahead of the children and families who will bear the brunt the far-right agenda.

For more information on the American Jobs Act visit http://www.whitehouse.gov/economy/jobsact
 

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