February 3rd, 2012
01:03 PM ET
2 years ago

Obama unveils $5 billion veterans jobs proposal

Washington (CNN) - President Barack Obama unveiled a new $5 billion veterans jobs plan Friday that the administration says will put thousands of men and women who once wore their country's uniform back to work.

The new Veterans Jobs Corps initiative, first mentioned in the president's State of the Union address last week, involves partnerships with the Veterans Administration and the Interior Department, as well as state and local law enforcement agencies.

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  1. Wire Palladin, S. F.

    You wingnuts do realize that Bush put 14.7 million people on foodstamps. While Obama has added 14.2 million, he is working his way out of the republican near depression. Bush still holds the record as the food stamp president.

    February 3, 2012 02:33 pm at 2:33 pm |
  2. Wire Palladin, S. F.

    Right wingnuts are being 'wienered' by the Kochs, Rove, swiftboaters, and Mttens nasty PAC. I am not sure what PA 'weinered' means.

    February 3, 2012 02:36 pm at 2:36 pm |
  3. A Texan

    The Repubs look down their noses and view all those vets as merely "cannon fodder" and expendable. Has "a" Romney or a Newt ever served in the military???? -– Neither Mitt nor any of his five boys ever served a day............

    February 3, 2012 02:36 pm at 2:36 pm |
  4. A Texan

    Rick, I hope you are very rich if Romney is elected, otherwise, you`ll long to have Obama back................

    February 3, 2012 02:38 pm at 2:38 pm |
  5. unsub

    truth? are u there? truth?

    February 3, 2012 02:39 pm at 2:39 pm |
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