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Wednesday, January 30, 2013

"GI Bill renewal needed... 'Bettejo Dux' (Classic Wednesday)

Bettejo Dux  one of Kauai's true gems, Today she 
guest-blogs about what to do when our service men and woman come home.



GI Bill renewal needed

Now comes the problem: what to do with all those gallant young men and women when they come back home.

They are returning to one of the unhealthiest economies this country has ever known and it isn't getting any better. I do hope the Obama administration is considering a GI Bill renewal as happened at the end of the second world war.

Give these kids the option of going back to school, then prod our home grown philanthropists — Gates, Buffet et al — into investing their bucks in factories mass producing green alternatives to power: windmills, solar panels, hydro electric plants, whatever.

Compete with China’s Solar City in a battle resourceful America can win. Turn Detroit into an All-American Solar City: a peaceful, human friendly, industrial city of the future.

Think of the problems this would solve! It would create jobs, put brilliant young minds to work imagining innovative solutions to the very real issues we face, and kick our addiction to war and oil.

If they need my tax dollar to make this happen, I’m in. How about you?

This opinion article originally appeared  in the Kaua'i Garden Island news on  September 26,2010
http://thegardenisland.com/news/opinion/mailbag/letters-for-tuesday-september/article_f93154e4-ba32-11df-95e3-001cc4c002e0.html




3 comments:

Chester "Unc" Lau said...

I second the motion,great idea Bettejo,yes,we can compete against the world ,just keep politicians out of the way

KimoRosen said...

agreed, some additions would be helpful, like rebuilding America and keeping up with China!\

Chester "Unc" Lau said...

China is laughing at the US,our people demand high pay & little work,China is the ANT while the US is committing suicide as the Grasshopper !!!are we going the way of Almighty Rome while China strive to be economic # one without senseless 10 year wars by the traitorous GW Bush administration that drain our military & financial resources !!! who's fault is it ? look in the mirror !!! we need more Steve Jobs & Bill Gates & less taxes !!! n'est-ce pas ?