As a former soldier who served in both the Vietnam and Iraq War, I can tell you that our veterans often find it difficult to transition from military to civilian life. Workplace skill training can be a lifesaver for many of our veterans making the move from our armed services to the private sector.
As the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan have been winding down, we have welcomed roughly 100,000 veterans back to our communities. Unfortunately, these brave men and women are returning to a stagnant economy. An American hero who participated in the raid against Osama bin Laden recently talked about the difficulties many soldiers face as they transition back to ordinary life.
The massive national debt we are accruing will leave our children with a weaker nation than the one we inherited from our parents.
In 2012, the Congressional Budget Office reported that the federal government ran a $1.1 trillion deficit — the fourth consecutive year the deficit topped a trillion dollars.