Saturday, September 22nd, 2012
Right now, if Congress had done the right thing, we could be on our way to having a veterans’ jobs corps that helps returning heroes find work as cops and firefighters in communities all across the country. These men and women have made incredible sacrifices for our country. They shouldn’t have to worry about finding a job when they get home. But last week, Republicans in Congress voted it down. And then they left.
— Excerpt from President Obama’s weekly address, castigating Senate Republicans for voting down Senator Patty Murray’s veterans jobs bill.