Tuesday, April 21, 2009

Go work for AmeriCorps? Hells, yeah!

The Barack 'n' roll president signed a bill today tripling the size of the AmeriCorps service program

I think it's a great move. Not everyone who wishes to serve their country wants to join the military, and this provides another viable option — one that, like the military, provides higher education incentives. 

It's also a boost to the economy, one creating jobs for everyone from high school graduates to seniors. If I were a recent college graduate who couldn't find a job in my field, I'd definitely look into AmeriCorps.

I also dig the message of volunteerism the bill sends — let's help our fellow man instead of shooting at him.