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So president Obama's outlining a new initiative here at designed to help veterans and their spouses find -- Rick Jackson is at the White House after speaking with UP SC EO Scott Davis so rich how does this all work.
Well this is a pretty encouraging sign it's basically to get private businesses to commit and train and hire veterans returning.
For -- military service with a goal of hiring a 100000 veterans by next year there's already been 209.
Thousand veterans trained for hired.
By various private -- -- we spoke to the UP SC EO about that and also about his thoughts on the economy and tax reform.
Veterans make fantastic employees and managers for almost every company they come out of the service was.
Tremendous leadership capabilities and -- of the great work ethic.
And then have big responsibilities within the military -- -- Raymond Carol operations.
They just fast and it was -- advances have -- -- fast -- yourself.
It's not a sacrifice -- all -- veterans what do you think it is still slow for veterans to come back and have them and their family members.
Find employment after after service is just disappointed that you PS we'll -- -- 5000 over the next five years.
Today we have about 10% water Temps are -- -- are veterans.
About 44000 souls told.
We're doing our -- UPS and hopefully do more.
I think it's it's just a state of the economy I think people lot of uncertainty out there small business and big missile like servers are sitting back and not -- Hiring decisions and investment decisions.
What do you think about the overall state of the economy are you happy where it's headed do you think Washington team can do more.
Why I'd be very optimistic on the US economy could make some big decisions in Washington.
If -- -- still compromise.
I think -- that their big solution of the debt -- would really propel us and forget the faster growth.
But spent a couple -- and we need to get that done.
Need to -- -- next few months -- tax reform needs to be a part of it I think is perhaps this department way too complicated we're not very competitive this country right now.
So we can get together you know the -- tax reform.
Proper spending cuts I think the US departure for much faster than -- 2% growth percent it is typical in the kind of conversation -- tax reform.
It is some companies are going to pay less and others are going to pay more.
What if UPS tens of paying more taxes I think we were all -- Every difference of opinion I think we understand when you simplify the tax code.
A lower overall corporate tax rate would make us more competitive with the rest of the world there with competitors are based in parts of the world who have -- -- -- to roast beef.
I think I think -- write what you know for -- of a reduction in the fair and we love it.
Just one more note on this veterans hiring initiative the White House says they've gotten some pledges from different companies.
To hire 435000.
Over the next five years.
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