This week, the U.S. Senate blocked a bill that aims to employment of veterans returning from the hot spots. Bill would provide former military personnel working in emergency services. In particular, police and fire protection are almost always need volunteers.
Curiously, a similar bill was approved in the Great Depression 1929 — 1939 period. Then the work of veterans used for planting trees, building parks, dams and other public infrastructure.
The main reason for blocking the law was its overly expensive cost. Employment of veterans would cost the federal budget almost a billion dollars. It is for this reason that both the Republicans and the Democrats reluctantly voted for his support. However, both parties noted the "generosity of the bill" that needs work.
Recall that the unemployment rate among returning from Iraq and Afghanistan, the U.S. military is from 14% to 23% (depending on your state). Lack of work is one of the main causes of nervous breakdowns and suicide attempts among veterans. According to the Department for the protection of the rights of veterans (Veterans Affairs Department) 18 former soldiers every day take their own lives.