Obamas press jobs bill; firms pledge to hire 25,000 vets and their spouses
October 19th, 2011
12:40 PM ET
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Obamas press jobs bill; firms pledge to hire 25,000 vets and their spouses

(CNN) - First lady Michelle Obama announced Wednesday that 270 private companies have pledged to hire 25,000 veterans and their spouses by the end of 2013.

The companies are part of a trade group called the American Logistics Association.

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  1. Wire Palladin, S. F.

    I would like to see President Obama head for Ohio again. Liz Cheney and the Kochs are spending big bucks to destroy the rights of workers there.

    October 19, 2011 08:29 am at 8:29 am |
  2. Wire Palladin, S. F.

    According to Mitch McConnell, the 3 million jobs created by the stimulus don't count, and the turtle is ignoring the facts by reporting it as a 1.6 million job loss. Fox lets him get away with his lies. After watching Mitch, Boner, Cantor, and the rest of the republicans lie, it makes you wonder if all republicans were dropped on their heads when they were babies.

    October 19, 2011 08:42 am at 8:42 am |
  3. PA_outof work

    Last month Wisconsin created half of all jobs created in the United States, the Democratic Party and Obama need to learn a lesson from the Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker.

    October 19, 2011 09:16 am at 9:16 am |
  4. diridi

    Having watched fight for position, I am voting for Obama2012......

    October 19, 2011 09:23 am at 9:23 am |
  5. Rudy NYC

    PA_outof work wrote:
    Last month Wisconsin created half of all jobs created in the United States, the Democratic Party and Obama need to learn a lesson from the Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker.
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    Re-hiring laid off public employees due Gov. Walkers budget cuts doesn't count. Sorry. And filling those same empty positions with scabs doesn't count, either.

    October 19, 2011 09:41 am at 9:41 am |
  6. Name Jeremy@Dallas

    @pa out of work.
    That's not true. That's complete fabrication. I checked on the labor dept website and Winsconsin created less than 5000 jobs. Walker is advertising jobs in other neighboring states as his.

    October 19, 2011 09:58 am at 9:58 am |
  7. Wire Palladin, S. F.

    Only a PA republican would think that a drop of .6% in employment in Wisconsin is good. It's fewer jobs.

    October 19, 2011 12:51 pm at 12:51 pm |
  8. vic , nashville ,tn

    Today morning news made grand mamma and grand papa happy now good news for veterans
    Totally good news for Americans

    October 19, 2011 12:52 pm at 12:52 pm |
  9. mikle

    I don't trust him. Again kva-kva-kva-. Where is YES WE CAN, WHERE IS CHANGE> WHERE IS JOBS?????. The moment he out , people going to be work again.

    October 19, 2011 12:55 pm at 12:55 pm |
  10. Woman In California

    Well, we know whose REALLY working for the American people and it's not Boehner, McConnell, Cantor, et. al.

    Thank you Mr. President.

    October 19, 2011 12:57 pm at 12:57 pm |
  11. Keith Gordon

    this man is a walking contradiction, There was already a program for veteran preference, I do have my paper on that. Spicen up the pot is what he is doing, and claiming its all him, on the other hand why does this jobs bill call for reduction of military pay, retiree pay and messing with healtcare for the retiree. Clinton already chopped up the retirement and healtcare and now the president wants to mince it up. Please report both sides of the story and tell America the truth.

    October 19, 2011 12:59 pm at 12:59 pm |
  12. Kathy

    Rudy NYC

    PA_outof work wrote:
    Last month Wisconsin created half of all jobs created in the United States, the Democratic Party and Obama need to learn a lesson from the Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker.
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    Re-hiring laid off public employees due Gov. Walkers budget cuts doesn't count. Sorry. And filling those same empty positions with scabs doesn't count, either.
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    Oh, but when laid off public employees are re-hired and fuzzy math is used in an attempt to show unemployment is going down under this administration, now that's ok, right?

    October 19, 2011 01:04 pm at 1:04 pm |
  13. PA_outof work

    Hiring 25,000 by the end of 2013 sounds about right, Obama will no longer be president, the Democrats will have no control in the House or Senate, the economy and job market should be picking up in America by then.

    October 19, 2011 01:05 pm at 1:05 pm |
  14. Otto Planeta

    How como he did hot come through with those jobs before? Simple, these red-socialists do not understand that it is the private sector and not government which create fountains of work. Don't they see what happened to the Russian Comunist Empire 20 years ago? When are these people to stop listening to the sinister George Soros?

    October 19, 2011 01:05 pm at 1:05 pm |
  15. vic , nashville ,tn

    @ Pa out of work
    The information you are talking about happened 5 moths back not last month
    This is the latest data
    Wisconsin unemployment rate Jan 2011 7.4% , unemployed 225,983

    Wisconsin unemployment rate Aug 2011 7.9% ,unemployed 239,916

    October 19, 2011 01:05 pm at 1:05 pm |
  16. Howard

    obama continues to use photo ops and popular themes, which pale in comparison to the damage he is doing ... all in a vain attempt to get reelected ... and, his blindly devoted cult followers continue to be led and suckered by this shameless, self-serving con man !!!

    October 19, 2011 01:41 pm at 1:41 pm |
  17. Rudy NYC

    Kathy asked:
    Oh, but when laid off public employees are re-hired and fuzzy math is used in an attempt to show unemployment is going down under this administration, now that's ok, right?
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    Aside from the fact the the numbers and claims are not true. But, assuming the numbers are correct, then you ignore the most fundamental fact. Walker created the empty positions through his layoffs, and then filled them with people being paid lower wages and benefits.

    Pres. Obama didn't cut those local budgets to create the empty positions, but Gov. Walker did.

    October 19, 2011 01:48 pm at 1:48 pm |
  18. Rudy NYC

    Keith Gordon wrote:
    Clinton already chopped up the retirement and healtcare and now the president wants to mince it up. Please report both sides of the story and tell America the truth.
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    Check your facts. It was the Bush administration led by VP Cheney who incrementally cut deeper and deeper in the VA. It was Spkr. Gingrich and his "Contract without American Support" who cut into the VA because "we are at peace." It has been the current Senate Republicans who have fought against the billions of increased spending on veterans during a time of war.

    October 19, 2011 01:53 pm at 1:53 pm |