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All right there is a bus to a going on through a large -- of the east of the country and a little bit of the midwest right now at states like Ohio Virginia Florida.
And it's not governor Romney all President Obama this bus tour is the we can do better -- it's a ten day tour.
Decorated military veterans traveling through campaign swing states prior to -- Election Day.
Just to generate awareness if you like of the mounting challenges facing service members if you want to meet up without bus took.
That you can see on the screen right now with the dates that they will be crossing through your neighborhood right now there in rally.
North Carolina where the CEO of concerned veterans for America.
-- -- -- is joining us via Skype Pete was an infantry officer.
In the army national god recently returned from deployment to Afghanistan.
Where he was instructed the country insurgency training center.
In Kabul Pete also served in Iraq thank you for being here pagan festival -- thank you for your service -- Thank you very much -- -- -- -- there was so what gave -- the idea to do this why is it so important right now.
To raise awareness all of the issues that face our veterans coming back.
Well it's a critical moment everyone's paying attention.
At this moment in time -- important issue can a lot of that they did you see we're talking about critical issues but a lot of veterans -- are being discussed.
And and one of the biggest threats facing our nation is our national debt and you heard only.
I have to mention about that in the last debates a world we we certainly -- -- it's -- we talked about that tissues.
And let's get on a -- and drive down the East Coast and up to Ohio a ticket straight to the people and we're doing just that with with events and rallies -- and media.
And media gets to really spread the message that if we can do better on -- think you can't afford natural that the latest attempt for a note military -- -- to -- -- functional but the -- backlog that double in the last four years.
They like sequestration to -- our defenses.
And and the jobless rate amongst kept 2% higher than the national average that's not good enough we'd fix that and remembering that points off the Scopes.
One of the ways it let's let's look at some of those issues then Pete for instance that being the unemployment rate amongst bet it's something we talked about a lot on this show.
-- eight it's eight seems a desperate tragedy that so many of our heroes come back -- get look.
What would you like to see either of the candidates promised to do to fix that.
A plan for true economic growth we appreciate when jobs plans are -- scores are tax credits or are created for -- that's all good.
However you can only put a band aid on the problem for so long it -- jobs aren't there he -- ultimately bring them back organically so what are the plant planned to control spending.
What's the plan to truly bring back economic vitality.
Serious plans to do that to reduce the national debt which -- -- company's -- Truly bring bring on more workers which will include veterans -- that -- -- -- More training they've got leadership skills physically fit all the types of things employers are looking for so we don't want gimmicks we want -- And that's a big message and its organization.
That the President Obama has a has main -- to an issue did that getting jobs TC he's being part of a campaign.
To get more jobs for veterans governor Romney has spoken about -- than that the need to do the same -- why is it if if it's getting this kind of a push.
From a Bob from the highest elected officials in the man.
Campaigning for the highest elected office.
In this country why is it's still not happening do you think pretty.
Well you are you -- initiative after initiative after initiative for the White House and congress to hire veterans.
Again which -- -- What we ought to appreciate it.
However this economy but he couldn't.
The employers that is beyond a -- program here in its program there are ultimately going to grow bid which if you don't get jobs coming back for everyone which includes veteran.
So it is about organic.
Private sector job growth not government job brokered for particularly it is going to be -- -- ultimately the private sector we have -- team that returned or were you haven't seen.
That kept unemployment rate dropped the way it should -- And that's that's that's identified a threat our economy is to our security and because we don't have a strong economy right now our market the jobs back we walk.
Are repeat what I've got you again the debate tonight between -- two presidential candidates.
Gonna focus on foreign policy I'll -- there you've you've served in Afghanistan.
And it do you think the policy do longer to get the troops that by the end of 2014.
Is the right policy.
And -- we going about it the right way.
Do you can't pin or be successful -- -- -- -- when you search and and then at the same time tell the enemy when you're going to lead.
The -- fourteen deadline.
Is it is foolish and undercutting everything worked -- -- -- there.
At the same time we do need to be careful about how much -- attempting to accomplish it is a difficult situation prospects -- -- trying Downey's is that part of the future equation which you need to do so based on tradition that the affiliate Afghan.
To secure so we don't want talking points but -- -- war talking points about -- certain acts.
It's what we interviewed all the police secure an environment there where we can leave but Afghans are able to secure enough credit and come back.
All right -- well -- I once again sir thank you very much -- service up.
The we can do better out bus tour currently under way as I said you -- know.
Two the web site that and check out when they -- we can do better Abbas took you can also check out -- opinion piece of foxnews.com slash opinion.
On the US our veterans deserve to be treated better.
-- except once again thank you very much indeed a pleasure to have you on the show I.
That's -- you are Norfolk Virginia headed to Raleigh so we're on the road -- -- All right have a great time I'm sure a lot of people will be at that agree to -- to say thank you for your service -- -- CEO of -- -- veterans.
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