Regarding military veterans-
“For their service and sacrifice, warm words of thanks from a grateful nation are more than warranted, but they aren’t nearly enough. We also owe our veterans the care they were promised and the benefits that they have earned. We have a sacred trust with those who wear the uniform of the United States of America. It’s a commitment that begins at enlistment, and it must never end. But we know that for too long, we’ve fallen short of meeting that commitment. Too many wounded warriors go without the care that they need. Too many veterans don’t receive the support that they’ve earned. Too many who once wore our nation’s uniform now sleep in our nation’s streets.”
-PRESIDENT OBAMA, MARCH 19, 2009
“On November 21, 2011 President Obama signed the “VOW to Hire Heroes Act” into law. The Returning Heroes Tax Credit provides businesses that hire unemployed veterans a maximum credit of $5,600 per veteran, and theWounded Warriors Tax Credit offers businesses that hire veterans with service-connected disabilities a maximum credit of $9,600 per veteran.”
Two wins- a tax credit for veterans and a credit for businesses that hire disabled vets.
Incidentally, it’s been two years since the end of combat deployments to Iraq and the end of seven years of WAR. President Obama kept his promise.