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Barack Obama: The Community Organizer in Chief
American Thinker ^ | 4/28/08 | Lee Cary

Posted on 04/28/2008 12:52:56 AM PDT by Dawnsblood

Barack Obama's national plan for voluntary community service clearly illustrates his audacious goal to become the Nation's Community Organizer.

"Barack Obama's Plan For Universal Voluntary Citizen Service" is subtitled "Helping All Americans Serve Their Country." "Universal" and "All" are only slight exaggerations. As president, he'd offer voluntary service programs for everyone except pre-schoolers through 5th grade. A substantial cafeteria of federal programs already serves this cuisine. But Obama plans to lengthen the serving line, considerably.

Grab a tray and we'll sample some of his new dishes, plus some old plates he plans to enhance.

Peace Corps

A favorite since 1961. Obama will double the Peace Corps by 2011. A doubled budget would be about $660,000,000. He'll also give it an international flavor. (So who'll pay for this, do you think?)

"He will work with the leaders of other countries to build an international network of overseas volunteers so that Peace Corps volunteers work side-by-side with volunteers from other countries to address poverty, combat diseases."

Corporation for National and Community Service (CNCS)

This refers to a large entrée section, historically known by some of its most favorite dishes like AmeriCorps, VISTA and the Senior Corps. Since 1994, total budget appropriations (in 2007 dollars) add up to $12.6 billion, averaging $900 million per year. The CNCS annual budget has been declining since 2004. But Obama plans to triple the scope of the CNCS's most popular dish -- AmeriCorps -- from 75,000 "slots" (participants involved) to 250,000. Factor in a proportionate increase ($750 million) added to AmeriCorps funding allocated within the CNCS 2008 budget of $856 million, and the new CNCS budget in an Obama administration could double to about $1.6 billion. But wait, there's more to add to that budget.

(Excerpt) Read more at americanthinker.com ...


TOPICS: Culture/Society; Editorial; Government; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: americorps; obama; obamarecord; welfare; workfare
Didn't they do stuff like this in the old USSR (CCCP)?
1 posted on 04/28/2008 12:52:57 AM PDT by Dawnsblood
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To: Dawnsblood

Great observation.

The more people beholding to the government the better odds that non govermental workers will be paying theorugh the nose.

Makes one wonder just what kinds of mandatory diversity programs will be enforced.


2 posted on 04/28/2008 1:38:22 AM PDT by OKIEDOC (Kalifornia, a red state wannabe. I don't take Ex Lax I just read the New York Times.)
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To: OKIEDOC
through
3 posted on 04/28/2008 1:38:50 AM PDT by OKIEDOC (Kalifornia, a red state wannabe. I don't take Ex Lax I just read the New York Times.)
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To: Dawnsblood

I don’t agree with it, but this is small potatoes as far as the federal budget is concerned. Too bad he won’t be increasing the funds to help veterans, like the Local Veteran Employment (LVER) and Disabled Veteran Outreach Program (DVOP) at the Department of Labor’s Veterans Employment and Training Service (VETS) or the Veterans Affairs (V.A.) Vocational Rehabilitation Program. Those programs are almost completely underfunded.


4 posted on 04/28/2008 2:33:17 AM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet (McCain could never convince me to vote for him. Only Hillary or Obama can!)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

It may be small potatoes, but it spawns and perpetuates a whole new generation of leftists in love with big, dominating government. That is not good for a nation fundamentally built on rugged individualism, self-reliance and community spirit at the the small-town level.


5 posted on 04/28/2008 4:19:42 AM PDT by ProtectOurFreedom
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To: Dawnsblood

>>Didn’t they do stuff like this in the old USSR (CCCP)?

And in the New Deal. Which is not surprising, since many of the New Deal policy makers had made field trips to the Soviet Union, and were in general far Leftist in approach.


6 posted on 04/28/2008 5:05:15 AM PDT by FreedomPoster (<===Non-bitter, Gun-totin', Typical White American)
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To: Dawnsblood

He should set an example of helping our country by getting to hell out of it.


7 posted on 04/28/2008 7:11:53 AM PDT by Piquaboy (22 year veteran of the Army, Air Force and Navy, Pray for all our military .)
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To: Dawnsblood
Sounds like communism to me! Voluntary soon becomes
mandatory.
8 posted on 04/28/2008 8:52:01 AM PDT by upcountryhorseman (An old fashioned conservative)
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To: Dawnsblood

Barack Obama: Commissar in Chief


9 posted on 04/28/2008 12:34:02 PM PDT by neverdem (I'm praying for a Divine Intervention.)
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