Mr. Speaker, colleges, universities, and training are important. They are fundamental drivers, but if our kids, our students, cannot get jobs afterwards, it is a problem.
I had students come to my constituency office every day this past summer. They have been out of school for two years. They have been out of work for two years. The system is not working.
I will give an example. We had a lady looking for help. She was in agony due to an ear infection that had raged for three weeks. She had pus and blood running down her face. The sad reality is that she could not afford antibiotics because she could not find a job.
I have MS patients begging for help because they cannot afford their drugs, which are $25,000 to $50,000 a year. Instead of taking them daily, they are taking them once a week.
My question is: How many more stories are there out there? The bill does not get the promised jobs. We are 225,000 jobs short for our students.