Exclusive to OpEdNews:
OpEdNews Op Eds

State of Our Job Seeking Union: Shrinking our military and employing a new, more needed army.

By (about the author)     Permalink       (Page 1 of 1 pages)
Related Topic(s): ; ; ; ; ; ; ; ; ; ; (more...) ; ; ; ; ; ; ; , Add Tags  (less...) Add to My Group(s)

Well Said 2   Interesting 1   Inspiring 1  
View Ratings | Rate It


Become a Fan
  (13 fans)
- Advertisement -

Cheaper military

State of Our Job Seeking Union: Shrinking our military and employing a new, more needed army.

Thanks to automatic budget cuts and the President's goals, we're about to reform a leaner, more contemporary, and less costly military.  

So, now is the time to build another army, which will produce healthy jobs and further reduce the costs caused by over reliance on our military.

It now costs $1,000,000 per soldier per year to mount our offensive and defensive forays from our variously estimated 507 - 4,999 military bases in about 150 countries.   Our military ventures lose hearts and minds, while further burdening America's disappearing middle class and simultaneously enriching the military industrial estate.
HiTechSoldier by t1.gastic.com

Enacting People's Lobby's American World Service Corps (AWSC) Congressional Proposal   fields a million young and old Americans whose t-shirted service would cost about $40,000 per volunteer, 4% of the cost of our star-trekked decked-out soldiers.  

- Advertisement -

This new army would provide a million Americans per year to serve in such already existing organizations as the Peace Corps, AmeriCorps, Habitat, Doctors Without Borders, Head Start, Oxfam, Mercy Corps, etc.   Almost any do-good local and international organization could have the benefit of additional AWSC volunteers working on needed projects in your community and our world.

The American World Service Corps would open and win hearts and minds.   In doing so, it would reduce our reliance on destruction, drones, and amputations.   Instead, it would build the army that would more effectively deal with crumbling economies, short-handed education, global climate change, and the myriad of problems falling upon a planet of seven billion where about half live on $2 .00 a day.

AWSC volunteers serve in the world

Sign on to sign to help make it happen www.WorldServiceCorps.us .

Video U-tube overview   http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pRbaWfRantA

- Advertisement -


Take action -- click here to contact your local newspaper or congress people:
Buid a 21st century CCC/WPA Global Corps

Click here to see the most recent messages sent to congressional reps and local newspapers


Dwayne served in the Peace Corps in the slums of Mumbai, India, worked several Habitat Projects, and was on the start-up team of the California Conservation Corps. He has a Ph.D. from Claremont Graduate University, has been a builder, teacher, (more...)

Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon

Go To Commenting

The views expressed in this article are the sole responsibility of the author and do not necessarily reflect those of this website or its editors.

Follow Me on Twitter

Contact Author Contact Editor View Authors' Articles
- Advertisement -

Most Popular Articles by this Author:     (View All Most Popular Articles by this Author)

Carrots, Foreign Aid, Brown v. Board of Education and Israel /Palestine.

Golden Moms, Sisters of Fallen Heroes

World Service Corps Can Save Our Vets

Obama and Putin Play Newman and Redford's "Sting" and Bite the Warrior Class Too?

American Sniper -- Creating More Sheep, Wolves, or Sheepdogs Worldwide?

Need revenues? Add a few flush tax brackets


The time limit for entering new comments on this article has expired.

This limit can be removed. Our paid membership program is designed to give you many benefits, such as removing this time limit. To learn more, please click here.

Comments: Expand   Shrink   Hide  
2 people are discussing this page, with 2 comments
To view all comments:
Expand Comments
(Or you can set your preferences to show all comments, always)

We need an army to deal with global climate change... by Dwayne Hunn on Monday, Jan 30, 2012 at 3:22:10 PM
This idea and proposal has distinct overtones of t... by James Hadstate on Monday, Jan 30, 2012 at 3:28:30 PM