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Contractor Fraud and Unemployed Vets

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By Dennis Smith - bio | email

A recent news report shows a disturbing government report which says hundreds of billions of dollars in defense contracts have gone to contractors who have settled with the government on charges of fraud.

Billions more went to defense contractors who were barred from getting contracts.

Now this comes at a time in which another report in Army Times shows another disturbing trend. 

While the unemployment rate for non-veterans ages 20-24 is 16%, the same age group for veterans shows twice that rate can't get a job.

Thirty-one percent!

Nearly one out of three young veterans can't find work.

Employer bias is listed as one reason with some concerned with post traumatic mental disorders.

The transition assistance programs simply are not working.

Three hundred thousand new combat veterans who can't find a job.

Wake up America!

We're going backward fast.

That's my Point of View.

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