The following was a comment in response to an article that appeared on Yahoo News (sic), headlined: First Lady to Press Governors on Veteran’s Jobs. Having stuck-out amongst the usual dribble I thought I’d share it here.
The problem with it will become obvious. Although I agree with everything that is said, I have a real problem deciding if it’s real. And if it isn’t real – what would be its point?
Mrs. Obama… I think you wasted money on that college degree, but let a 15 year military veteran give you some advice.
The Obama administration (your spouse) put hiring quotas in for government jobs. The newly minted “equal opportunity” hires are hispanics. That trumps veteran’s preferences.
The Obama Administration has said the military will be cut in half by 2016. That is going to be around 300,000 unemployed Veterans’/American citizens coming into the work force.
Then there is Affirmative Action polices that prevent highly qualified applicants from finding jobs.
The Obama Administration (your spouse) has been less than friendly to businesses of all sizes.
“Those evil rich people must pay” mantra your own husband has been preaching, is ignorant. And encourages those evil rich people to not take chances, like expanding in a hostile business environment.
The free ride into citizenship has over 11 illegals in this country staying put. Liberal policies say these immigrants deserve in state tuition, yet that farmboy from another state that served his country for 8 years, is forced to pay out of state tuition.
Let’s look past all that and move into reality. This “dog and pony show” you and your husband keep displaying with the help of the state run media is nothing more than smoke and mirrors. We have a good portion of the American public hanging on your every word. That dress and Jewelry you are wearing…. that new hairdo?
Could probably feed 5 families that voted for your husband for 6 months.
Simple fact is… Military service transfers to college credits. All the schools, training, deployments, are in there. All servicemembers can access that site to get those credentials. I had well over 86 college credits when I left the military.
Now about me?
44 year old white female
Bachelor’s Degree in Culinary and Restuarant Management (Texas Tech)
15 year military Veteran
14 Year Restuarant Manager
44 year old white male
Master’s in Education, Master’s in Military History (Texas Tech & Austin Peay State U)
17 year Military Veteran (still serving)
3 Years ago we moved on a change of duty station, unfortunately for me? My 13 years with the same company ended. The closest area they had a position in was Dallas. I live 3.5 hours south of Dallas.
I have not had a job since we moved here. Not for lack of trying. I have Veterans preference, Spouse’s preferences, college degrtee in hand, 13 years in the field and 15 years in the military.
32 job interviews later? No job. Problem?
They can hire immigrants at lower wages.
The managers hiring only people of their skin color.
Federal job quota’s are not for white folks
It is what it is. 3 restuarants that didnt hire me went bankrupt the past 12 months. But hey… at least their manager hooked up people of his own kind right?
And Mrs Obama these facts are fromthe Bureau of Labor Statistics
In 2011, nearly 20 percent of employed African-Americans worked for state, local, or federal government compared to 14.2 percent of Whites and 10.4 percent of Hispanics
Is it time to drop affirmative action now? It is time to end Minority quotas? Because, you see….I am not able to file a lawsuit every time an employer doesnt hire me
Qualifications mean nothing of you are not the right skin color. You and your husband sure love to make the skin color of people an issue…..
Your daughters look nothing like me…..