Obama Bus Tour: Joint Base Langley-Eustis
October 19th, 2011
11:37 AM ET

Obama Bus Tour: Joint Base Langley-Eustis

President Obama delivered remarks at Joint Base Langley-Eustis in Hampton, VA calling on Congress to pass key provisions of the American Jobs Act that support veterans, particularly the Returning Heroes Tax Credit.  The First Lady joined him at the event to announce a major Joining Forces private sector commitment from the American Logistics Association to hire 25,000 veterans and military spouses.  This commitment will fulfill a quarter of the President’s challenge to the private sector to hire or train 100,000 veterans and military spouses by the end of 2013.


Topics: Bus Tour • President Obama • The Visuals • Virginia

soundoff (9 Responses)
  1. John

    So if we train one of the people in those so called "saved jobs" does that count as two jobs created? Nobody wants to listen to this guy anymore and now it appears nobody wants to comment on what he is doing either.

    October 19, 2011 at 12:25 pm |
    • Howard

      obama continues to use photo ops and popular themes, which pale in comparison to the damage he is doing ... all in a vain attempt to get reelected ... and, his blindly devoted cult followers continue to be led and suckered by this shameless, self-serving con man !!!

      October 19, 2011 at 1:42 pm |
    • jean2009

      My comment is; Obama-Biden 2012

      October 19, 2011 at 9:18 pm |
  2. vote4goodleader

    After you lose your job in 2012, we'll send you the bill. You need to reimburse the country for the the cost of numerous campaign trips you took with taxpayers' money.

    October 19, 2011 at 12:48 pm |
  3. Sharon

    No, John, it means that a deserving and often neglected veteran will have a job and will be able to support his family. The only ones who don't want to listen to him are cynics like you.

    October 19, 2011 at 1:02 pm |
    • gsa

      well said sharon

      October 19, 2011 at 3:20 pm |
    • jean2009

      These fools harp about him not doing anything for veterans. Who do they think makes up a large percentage of the unemployed? Veterans. The September jobless rate for veterans was 11.1%.

      John and so many harping on here are actually the hogs at the trough who are squealing because they think they will lose their place at the trough.

      October 19, 2011 at 4:55 pm |
  4. Stan

    The rich are so upset that we're exposing them...nuts, people are dying because their poor in America..

    October 19, 2011 at 5:37 pm |
  5. 2020

    Thank you, Mr. President. Your hard work noted. You wake up the giant. keep up

    October 19, 2011 at 9:31 pm |