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