In his latest publicity stunt President Obama has urged lawmakers from both political parties to support an array of tax credits for businesses which hire military veterans.
Obama unveiled a new “veterans' gold card” initiative in which former US military personnel would receive expanded service at career centers around the country, The Washington Post reported.
The US Senate is expected this week to debate the tax credit proposal. Over the last few years similar programs have been instituted for people out of work for extended periods of time. If this bill passes it will be specifically aimed at helping U.S. vets.
The tax credit plan is part of a broader initiative by the White House to coerce congressional Republicans to approve Obama's jobs proposals.