Thursday, November 17, 2011

Dent Votes For Obama Jobs Bill to Help Vets

Well, one piece of President Obama's jobs package has finally made it out of Congress. It sailed through the Senate last week, and was passed unanimously in the Hose yesterday, 422 - 0. The Bill gives a tax credit of up to $5,600 to hire a vet who has been out of work for more than six months. It expands retraining programs for vets. Finally, it repeals a 3% withholding requirement on contractor pay.

“Providing tax credits to businesses that hire unemployed veterans and expanding veterans retraining opportunities will help many of the nation’s 1 million unemployed vets get back to work or begin new careers as civilians,” said LV Congressman Charlie Dent. “I am confident repealing the 3 percent withholding rule will also encourage job growth throughout the nation by allowing job creators to better invest in their growth and development.”

“I am hopeful the overwhelming bipartisan support this legislation received serves as another indication that both parties in Congress can come together to advance policies that will accelerate our economic recovery,” said Congressman Dent.

12 comments:

Anonymous said...

What a guy
He had no choice

c said...

Dent has grown on me.

Anonymous said...

As usual he follows his Republican leadership..What happened to the "vote against Obama at all costs attitude".. Oh yea, it's Vets so we can certainly spend more in that regard..can't vote against them...Gotta love it..

Anonymous said...

Even a stopped clock is correct twice a day.

This really is the Charlie Dent network, isn't it? The vote was 422to ZERO! What was else was he going to do?

Layup.

Dent is like the wide receiver catching a touchdown pass and going through all kinds of celebratory gyrations while it's 2 minutes to go in the 4th quarter and his team is down 42-7.

Go get 'em Charlie. You da man...

Anonymous said...

What does everyone think about his 2 possible opponents? Rick Dougherty and Jackson Eaton. I only know of them what I saw in the papers.

Anonymous said...

I think it will be difficult for a democrat to beat charlie because charlie makes a better democrat then most democrats. It's why charlie keeps beating well funded democrats. He's practically one of them.

Zorn said...

anon 8:37

did you not serve or are you just another hateful anon?

Anonymous said...

anon = Zorn
as usual the crux of the issue escapes you
Zorn puke

Zorn said...

the crux of the issue that you are just another loser anon coward. easy as pie

Anonymous said...

Hey anon zorn, Charlie didn't serve and I doubt a puke anon like yourself did either.

Donna Baver Rovito said...

Charlie Dent may not have served, but he has an outstanding record of supporting those who have.

Anonymous said...

Yeah, lets see how he does when it comes to jobs and healthcare for the veterns. The Republicans have already target vet affairs for their mega cuts.

Keep drinking the tea, teabaggers.