President Obama is floating the idea of creating tax credits to help military veterans find jobs. Good for him. How very thoughtful. Too bad it won't create any jobs.
Let's say I had a business and sales were down, so I had laid people off. I'm going to hire a vet to do what? I had already let people go because there was not enough work to do. Even with a tax credit it makes no sense to hire people you don't need. And when I do need more help I'm supposed to tell my laid off employees to hit the road, I'm hiring a vet?
I can't believe anybody still thinks taxes are somehow tied to employment. This is a boilerplate Republican talking point that has been proven wrong over and over again. Tax breaks don't create jobs. Demand creates jobs. Jobs create jobs.
Hiring veterans to pick up trash along the interstate would be a better use of tax dollars than giving it to employers who don't need it. But I guess putting more money into the pockets of the "job creators" is more important than actually creating jobs.