Skip to comments.S.277,SERVE AMERICA Act, Cost over $6 Billion to empower America to SERVE
Posted on 03/23/2009 2:49:09 PM PDT by joygrace
HOT off the press! The Congressional Budget Office just released the cost estimates for S. 277 Serve America Act.(Senates version of HR 1388, Give Act)
CBO estimates S 277 would cost over $6.1 billion dollars over the 2010-2014 period.
Programs funded under National Community Service Act of 1990 (NCSA) and the Domestic Volunteer Service Act of 1973 (DVSA) received appropriations of $1.1 billion for fiscal year 2009, including $200 million in funding from the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009.
..otherwise known as the PORKULUS/SPENDULUS Bill that passed that NO ONE in Congress read. Just lovely.
Taxpayers would fund international opportunities too. Volunteering abroad and US worker will pay for it. No problem. See next paragraph.
Finally, S. 277 would authorize the appropriation of $10 million a year through 2014 for a "Volunteers for Prosperity" program at USAID. The program would award grants to fund opportunities for volunteering internationally in coordination with eligible organizations.
CBO estimates that implementing programs with specified authorizations would cost $2.6 billion over the 2010-20 14 period, assuming appropriation of the specified amounts for 2010 and adjusting those amounts in subsequent years for anticipated inflation when no specific authorization exists.??
S. 277 includes annual participation goals similar to HR 1388. 250,000 by 2017.
Click source article link for the full 5-page cost estimate.
(Excerpt) Read more at cbo.gov ...
See whose on the Health, Education, Labor & Pensions Committee from Oregon??...we need to TARGET HIM!!!!
The Serve Act, because we aren't serving the feds enough.
Oceania needs us, brothers and sisters.
whose s/b who’s....
The government’s GIVE and Serve acts VS the American People’s BLOAT acts.
Who’s going to win?
The “give” act, because Americans refuse to capitulate.
The ‘give” act, because “taking it away” doesn’t sound nice.
The “give” act because if you don’t we will take it away, your home, your children and your freedom.
Ah, what the heck, a billion here - a billion there.
I bet billions that I could spend billions of ‘not my money’ on socialist garbage too.
I’m not imperssed, as a matter of fact I’m DEpressed.
Q: What would happen if everybody, or enough people just said to heck with it all and decided not to go to work anymore?
I think the idiots in washington need to seriously think about that happening before they spend another dime.
How much debt is too much? And to the less than 1% that we really owe this debt to, you had better stop the idiots.
This is on CSPAN2 right now.
The government is going to win if we don’t learn to speak plainly (and slowly) to the American people. Republicans are afraid of buzzwords like “mandatory” “camps” “uniforms” and leery of comparing that to other dictator’s agendas.
Tell the people what this really is and do it quickly!
I refuse to serve a facist administration that does not serve me.
Screw you Obama, you blue lipped moron.
How many Republicans have you seen out there talking about this?
They’re afraid of being called racists. Spineless toads...
Unfortunately you are absolutely correct.
I'm so sad lately that this president slithers into office and starts just taking the country over and worse - that Congress goes along with it. I never believed that they were all evil until now.
BTW: A tie-in with these bills:
“Obama Volunteer: "We're not looking for a fight, that will come later, when we have an army...”
See this thread:
PS - Please add me to your ping list, joygrace. I want to keep an eye on this one for sure. There are so many bills being introduced and all of them rip at least one part of the Constitution to shreds...
Kay Bailey Hutchinson, so-called Republican who wants to be Governor of Texas, is a co-sponsor of this bill. She is really a good friend of Ted Kennedy. How can she talk against it?
Chrisopher Dodd is very big on people being forced to labor for the government (mandated volunteerism).
Where do we turn for help? They're just ignoring Rush, Sean, Glenn and the rest. These politicians in a political bubble and are no good to America.
Where do we turn?
Oh, man, she is my senator. I wondered why the guy I talked to on the phone today feigned such ignorance about it. That makes me SICK TO MY STOMACH! I knew she wasn’t all that conservative, but this just horrifies me!
When will “Dude, where’s my country, part two” come out? It’s certainly due.
Anti-Obama organizations are being united at Freedoms First
for a million man march on Washington.
The permit is secured- AND ALREADY OVER HALF A MILLION AMERICANS HAVE SIGNED UP!
This is the only way we will ever get the attention of our elected officials the MSM and the masses- protest!
From the FreedomsFirst website:
We are moving forward on our rally in Washington D C.
We are working non stop in preparations for this historical event to be held Sept 12-13 2009 at the Lincoln Memorial Reflections pool in front of the Lincoln Memorial.
As for the time, The million man march that took place a few years age took over 2 years to organize, we are trying to push this through as fast as we can.
To protest in DC you have to have a permit and have approval to use a certain piece of land.
We called ahead of filing for these things. September 12 &13 were the next available days they had.
The other organization, resistnet.com, which was putting together a march for May 30, didnt do this so they were refused their permit. Now they are joining with our group. So, we are doing this absolutely as soon we can.
To have a successful march takes time and organization.
Why are we protesting ?
1. To get the attention of the mainstream media.
2. To demand That Obama Provide proof that he is eligible to be president.
3. To demand that Congress and the Supreme court uphold our constitution.
4. To inform the public on the issue of Obamas ineligibility to be president of the USA.
5. To demand that they can not take our constitutional rights away.
PRESIDENT OBAMA, WE DEMAND THAT YOU BE TRANSPARENT NOW
We will come together in a peaceful rally.
We are proud Americans who fear that we are losing the America we all know and love.
The America where millions have served in our military sacrificing their lives so that we remain free.
A people who honor their flag and understand what it means to fly it and are so proud to do so.
It is time for our voices to be heard loud and clear. Our government is for the people and by the people.
We are Americans who see our rights slipping away as we speak.
It is time our voices are heard.
It is time for us to shout loudly and strongly that we refuse to live under a socialist regime, where our voices are silenced.
Lets take this action now before we awaken one morning and our freedoms are nothing more than a memory.
WE WILL BE UNITED- CHRISTIAN, JEW, BUDDHIST, HINDU, ATHEIST, BLACK AND WHITE.
WE WILL BE ONE- ONE OF MANY WHO STAND AS PATRIOTIC AMERICANS DEMANDING OUR VOICES BE HEARD.
We will be DEMANDING THAT BARACK HUSSEIN OBAMA ABIDE BY THE CONSTITUTION OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA.
WE DEMAND THE TRANSPARENCY HE PROMISED !!!!!!!!
GOD BLESS US ON THIS RALLY.
WITH YOUR PRAYERS, YOUR DEDICATION AND YOUR HELP, IT WILL BE
AN HISTORICAL, MAGICAL, WONDERFUL SHOW OF THE REAL AMERICA.
We ask you to wear RED, WHITE AND BLUE CLOTHING.
BRING YOUR FLAGS WAVE THEM HIGH.
SIGNS WILL BE PROVIDED- WE WANT TO GIVE THE GREATEST IMPRESSION OF WHO WE ARE AS WE WILL BE SEEN ALL OVER THE WORLD.
UNITED AND PEACEFUL AND WITH CONTROL
WE WILL LEAVE THE GROUNDS AS CLEAN AS THEY WERE GIVEN TO US.
Entertainment will be provided.
We are setting up a wonderful assortment of guest speakers, political and non political, prominent people and many surprises.
Major news networks, including CNN, MSNBC and Fox News. Resistnet.com will also attend.
.We will have live speakers and other entertainment for you.
Alan Keyes and Rev. Manning have already signed. We are close to securing Chuck Norris.
MUCH more to come.
Please make your reservations early as hotels and motels will fill quickly.
. Buses and shuttles will be provided to transport you from your hotels to the on site
.Tents will be provided as shelter for our entertainers and guest speakers.
.We will provide a First Aid Station
with a Registered nurse on duty along with an ambulance to be standing by for emergencies should
. We are planning to have at least ONE THOUSAND porta potties.
.A tent to store emergency water and other supplies should they be needed will be provided.
. A welcome tent for you to pick up flyers with information of scheduled times for our speakers and
entertainment events and other important information including restaurants and areas of
interest, etc will be provided.
Please take the time to sign up so we have an idea of how many people we have attending and to get update emails so you know what to do, where to meet, where to park and what is happening, etc.
TO SIGN UP AND/OR VOLUNTEER YOUR HELP FOR THE RALLY, PLEASE EMAIL STEVE AT firstname.lastname@example.org
THANK YOU WITH OUR HEARTS FOR YOUR SUPPORT AND YOUR COMMITMENT FOR THIS GREAT
Please help Texans watch their border with Mexico. The drug war is spilling over into Texas, and in the event of a collapse of the Mexican government milliions of illegals might try to flee over the border:
“to Serve America...it’s a cookbook!!!!”
You were first. Just as I posted my later response Tammy Bruce said it on radio. She’s guesting for Laura.
I apologize for saying Kay Bailey H. was a cosponsor of the Senate Bill 277. I honestly thought I saw her name there the first time I looked. Her name is not there as of this morning, but John McCain’s is there. Looked three times before I wrote down his name.
Again I apologize for making this mistake and will try not to do it again.
You’re forgiven.:-) Thanks for correcting the mistake. While she’s not the most conservative Senator, I really didn’t think she’d sponsor a bill like this...