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A note Alaskan employers regarding returning veterans

Posted: December 7, 2011 - 10:28am

Now you can recieve a $5,600.00 tax credit for hiring a Iraq or Afghanistan veteran. Now you can recieve a $9,600.00 tax credit for hiring a wounded warrior. Now there are no excuses for not hiring Iraq and Afghanistan veterans.

President Obama signed this bill into law Nov. 21, 2011; it is now the law of the land. Now our Iraq and Afghanistan veterans will move to the front of the line for job interviews and job opportunities. More than any other group of Alaskans, our Iraq and Afghanistan veterans and their families have earned this!

The war in Iraq is over! Our troops are coming home. May the same thing happen in afghanistan and soon, very soon.

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willmc4 12/12/11 - 11:59 am

There is always some new scam. Until we recognize the need for more sustainable jobs for the masses of unemployed one more new tax credit will hardly cause employment gains. This is the real issue of our time and is not being addressed honestly by candidates for president. The ugly truth in the debate on jobs is that American corporations over the past decades have taken production overseas to maximize profit and return ships loaded with containers of cheap asian made consumer products. Yes, profits are maximized for shareholders and corporate elite, but factories are deserted throughout the whole country. It was a quiet, slow moving time bomb that ruined the productivity of America. Jobs will not return until we have found a new resourcefulness in this country. Jobs are gone.

cbeard 12/12/11 - 05:16 pm

Hiring veterans shouldn't be a priority if there are more qualified people for the job. Qualifications should come first, period.

Being a member of the military doesn't make you entitled to move to the front of any line in the real world. You're a part of the global and national economies like anybody else breathing.

Ironically, veterans are not benefiting from the hundreds of thousands of pandering veterans programs and incentives, they suffer in the long run because those programs and incentives delay or prevent them from learning the life skills most people pick up on to independently navigate the professional wage-earning world altogether.

It's nice to say thank you to veterans for any heroic deeds they may have done, but starting a new social class that is essentially a nobility for them doesn't help anybody, and it is 100% contrary to the idea of American freedom.

Patriotism is not about the military or wars or misssions, it's about being independent and thriving in any community.

spwright 12/15/11 - 10:40 pm
Reply to cbeard 12/15/11

Thur 12/15/11
Mr. cbeard in your message you made statements about American Freedom, global economy,"real world", nobility,
pandering to veterans.

There have been at least 34 serious attempts by Islamic Extremists to create yet another '9/11"

Who Sir ? Stopped those attempts ? Who Sir Killed Bin Laden ?

All repeat All of the Freedom & benefits YOU & Your Family
recieve were first Paid For in the Blood of the American Veteran.
& that Sir moves these Veterans to the Front of the Line
before All others. They & Their Families have EARNED THIS.

SPW "Airborne"

Norseman 12/16/11 - 08:56 am
I am in full support of

I am in full support of veterans preference. The only problem is there are no jobs. The corporations moved all of the middle class and manufacturing jobs overseas.

When was the last time you bought something that was made in the U.S.A?

All of the jobs have relocated to India, Pakistan, China, and other countries where they can pay the labor $4 a day.

The biggest insult is when we keep hearing that we can't tax the rich becaause they are the job creators. What BS. They are job creators for sure, but not in America.

We should tax heavily those American companies that have foreign labor as their workforce.

We have seen this coming for years. America becoming 2 classes. The rich and the low paying service industry. Without manufacturing and middle class jobs, that is all we can look forward to. Let's all give a big thank you to the corporations and their lobbyists.

spwright 12/16/11 - 09:46 am
Combat Medics 12/16/11

Fri 12/16/11
Well since I posted a proud photo of a Army E R Nurse now serving in a Combat Hospital in Afghanistan that lead me to the following.
Because of the experience, skill & knowledge of these Military
Medical Teams, 90% of Our Combat Wounded SURVIVE those Wounds & Return to Their Families. It doesn't get any Better than That. The BEST in the World.

Who Better to serve as a local EMT or ParaMedic or in Our Local E R than a experienced Combat Medic or Navy Corpman ? Who is more Qualified than That ?

I learned How to Blow Stuff Up w/ Artilley not much demand for that in
Civilian Life ! Went to work as a Bricklayer. Figure that one out ?
SPW "Airborne"

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