April l7, 2009 Hilo Peace Vigil leaflet (BIP)

Simple Solution To Bailout!

     The Business Section in The St. Petersburg Times, Florida, Newspaper asked readers for ideas on "how to fix the economy". I thought that this was the best one.  This guy was right on.

Dear Mr. President,
Patriotic Retirement:  There are about forty million people over fifty years of age in the work force in the U.S.  Give each one of them one million dollars severance pay with these stipulations.  (For smaller numbers shift the age to 60)

     #1. They leave their jobs.
     BINGO!! Forty million new jobs.
     Unemployment fixed.

     #2 They buy a new American made automobile.
     BINGO!! Again - Auto industry fixed.

     #3 They buy a new home or pay off their mortgage.
     BINGO!!! Again- Housing crisis fixed.

     Like I have been saying, they are bailing out the wrong people.

End the Ways of Empire
Cut the military & prison budgets! 

     The military and prison industrial complexes are two sides of the same coin of empire.  In fiscal year 2009 the U.S. will spend $965 billion for the military (more than the next l5 countries combined.)  A similar exorbitant amount is spent on prisons when local, state and federal expenditures are tallied.  The U.S. has more than 2 million people behind bars.  That's more people per capita than any country on earth.  Our tax dollars are continuing to fuel war and occupation abroad and increasing repression at home. We need to end the ways of empire and establish consistent domestic and foreign policies of peace and justice.  We need to stop the wars and end the occupations of Iraq, Afghanistan, and the Kingdom of Hawaii too. We need to change priorities away from bailing out Wall St. bankers.  We need to feed the hungry, shelter the homeless, and fund constructive alternatives to prison.  We need universal health care, jobs, income, and education for all.
No More Bailouts for Wall St. Bankers and War!

1.  Mourn all victims of violence. 2. Reject war as a solution. 3. Defend civil liberties. 4. Oppose all discrimination, anti-Islamic, anti-Semitic, etc. 5. Seek peace through justice in Hawai`i and around the world.
 Contact: Malu `Aina Center for Non-violent Education & Action P.O. Box AB Kurtistown, Hawai`i 96760.
Phone (808) 966-7622.  Email ja@interpac.net  http://www.malu-aina.org
Hilo Peace Vigil leaflet (April l7, 2009 - 396th week) - Friday 3:30-5PM downtown Post Office

Jim Albertini

Malu ‘Aina Center for Non-violent Education & Action

P.O.Box AB

Kurtistown, Hawai’i 96760

phone: 808-966-7622

email: JA@interpac.net

Visit us on the web at: www.malu-aina.org


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