Calls on the President and Congress to use Cost-Saving Funds to Invest in Job Creation
Councilwoman Janice Hahn released the following statement on President Obama's plans to begin bringing home our troops from Afghanistan.
"I applaud President Obama's bold leadership and his decision to withdraw troops from Afghanistan, and I look forward to hearing his detailed plans tonight. Throughout this campaign I've talked about our need to stop spending so much money on these foreign wars, and instead invest those funds here at home, in job creation, clean energy technologies, education, infrastructure, and in taking care of our veterans," said Councilwoman Janice Hahn.
"I urge the President and Congress to use the money we save from bringing our troops home for investments in job creation so that we can get our economy back on track," Hahn added.
Hahn has put forward a plan titled, "Green Jobs & Peace: A Plan to Reinvest at Home Instead of Spending on Wars Abroad,' which would create 25,000 local green jobs by improving federal funding and regulatory policy for green energy, investing in American innovation, creating a stable clean energy market, and leveling the playing field with Big Oil.