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Allow Veterans to use their G.I. Bill to start businesses

Too many veterans are suffering from a failing economy and a lack of employment. The money set aside to further our education could also be used to create jobs. Everyone is not cut out for school and businesses should also be ran and owned by people that live in the environment they choose to serve. A lot of large company's sacrifice quality and good service for cheaper labor and watered down products.

Being that the G.I. Bill does transfer to some places of employment and allows you to draw a monthly amount due to on job training, I believe the same can be done for Veteran Owned Businesses . In the military some people may be assigned to inventory, management of a few troops, front desk, food services, transportation, fitness leaders, Instructors, Etc. My point is, starting a business would be best On The Job Training anyone could get being that you would be gaining experience in may areas. 

I plan on starting a non profit community fitness center with a boxing program in effort to fight obesity.

Here is a link for the fund raiser.

http://www.indiegogo.com/FightTheSickness?a=821737

 

AMONG RECENT 4-YEAR U.S. COLLEGE GRADUATES:

1 IN 2 ARE JOBLESS OR UNEMPLOYED

40% ARE IN A JOB NOT REQUIRING A DEGREE

STARTING SALARIES HAVE DECLINED 30K IN 2006-2007 TO 27K 2009-2010

STUDENT LOAN DEBT IS THE HIGHEST EVER

 

The money wasted from any veterans G.I. Bill should roll over to another veteran in need or a program that benefits homeless veterans, vets in debt or veterans who want to start or continue their businesses.

 

This petition was delivered to:
  • Senator Burr's Office
    Rebecca Anderson
  • Wilson County VCO
    Don Evans
  • George Kenneth Butterfield Jr
  • Veterans Affairs


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