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  • curtiswalker commented on the blog post Don’t Call This a Jobs Agenda

    2011-08-06 05:18:27View | Delete

    Soooo, somebody in Washington is now focused on JOBS.

    First Up, Tax Breaks for Employers who hire veterans. Not new. In 1978/79, similar Tax Breaks for Employers who hired veterans was was available. MY JOB at that time was to convince employers to use tax breaks for hiring veterans, with emphasis or priority afforded to Disabled Viet Nam Era Veterans. The only real problem is that if employers do not have orders for products, all the tax breaks in the world will not do a bit of good; not get anyone hired. The up side, when employers DO start to go into production, there is nothing like a good tax break to help an employer defray the cost of hiring AND training, and the veteran helping veteran was a good model. No need to reinvent the wheel.