In 2004 and 2005 Kevin Powers served with the U.S. Army in Mosul and Tal Afar, Iraq. He is the author of The Yellow Birds, which is a finalist for the 2012 National Book Award.
REASON 77: President Obama proposed the Veterans Job Corps Act, which was blocked by Republican senators.When young men and women enlist in our Armed Forces, they do so knowing that they may be called to give their lives for their fellow citizens on the orders of our duly elected representatives. They ask for nothing in return. And that is precisely what the Republican senators who blocked President Obama’s Veterans Job Corps Act think veterans deserve: nothing.
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