Skip to comments.Congress expands ways for Americans to help others
Posted on 03/31/2009 1:29:07 PM PDT by AH_LiveRight
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Tens of thousands of Americans, from teenagers to baby boomers, soon will get a fresh chance to lend a helping hand in a time of need after Congress voted Tuesday to expand ways for people to serve the country and each other.
The House voted 275-149 for a $5.7 billion bill that takes ambitious steps on public service, including tripling the number of positions in the Clinton-era AmeriCorps program, its largest expansion since the agency's creation in 1993, and establishing a fund to help nonprofit organizations recruit and manage more volunteers.
Congress was sending the bill to President Barack Obama, who often cites his years as a Chicago community organizer for giving him his political start. Obama has made bolstering national service programs a high priority, and in his overall budget proposal has called for more than $1.1 billion for the programs, an increase of more than $210 million.
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What a headline? “Congress expands ways for Americans to bow to their masters” would be more appropriate.
Most of us can barely help ourselves, just ask Barry.
Well, now isn’t that a delightfully euphemistic story...
I fail to see how Congress EXPANDED ways Americans can help others. Volunter efforts are only limited by your skills and willingness to do for others.
And making moves to require public “volunteer” service (as is required of some convicted criminals) is a violation of basic rights. Unless we are going to see everyone drafted into the military, and even those people get paid.
and specifically allows the ‘volunteers’ to work for helping elect the Democrats
Ann Sanner is a good little servant
These headlines are reading more & more like they went unedited straight thru AP from Obama’s press office.
He’s talking about the GIVE Act......HR 1388.......that includes FORCED volunteerism.
3000 years ago, Moses spoke to the Israelites...
Boys, get on your camels, pack up your asses, we're goin' to the promised land!
3000 years later...
Boys, sit on yur asses, light up a Camel, this is the promised land...
What do you bet that in the future in order to get your Social Security you HAVE to prove you did your “Volunteer” Time....how about making WELFARE recipients do VOLUNTEER TIME????
Help themselves into my wallet no thanks.
I am apprently the first to leave a comment on Yahoo
See your sellout Republican votes at the link. The title of the bill was- A bill entitled “The Edward M. Kennedy Serve America Act, an Act to reauthorize and reform the national service laws.”
The expansion of government from “compassionate conservatism” marches on.
Paying people, with TAXPAYER'S MONEY, to volunteer isn't VOLUNTEERING! It's STEALING!
Where the hell is the stinking BARF ALERT?
A meaningful, productive job is the best welfare plan ever devised. No government needed.
Please don’t shoot the messenger (me!). I followed the tease which was- Congress votes on public service bill- Reuters
The title was different, and it was a crAP byline.
Meanwhile, there are shiny metal things distracting everyone.
As the old folks were fond of saying, “We ain’t got a pot to p!ss in, nor a window to throw it out of,” but congress is busy stoking the stove with the few dollars that are left.
Isn’t it wonderful? People “volunteering” to make Hussein president for life!!
I'm sure the GOP apologists will be here soon.
The GOP is dead to me.
I'm having my doubts as to whether the GOP can be saved as the party of smaller government and protector of personal freedom. I think a lot of the problem is leadership. Especially in the Senate. This is yet another case where Minority "Leader" McConnell and Minority Whip (or should that be Wimp) Kyl couldn't even hold half of the Republican Senators together to vote against this.
Howling with comedy/tragedy ping!
McCain is still going left as hard and fast as he can. Hutchison just sealed her fate for never being an occupant of the Texas Governors Mansion. Hatch was the co-sponsor, so no big surprise there.
I thought I was the only one seeing those things!
What a relief!
You have redeemed yourself completely and therefore the mandated spanking is rescinded.
Leave it to the Asspress bootlickers. They are the scum of the earth.
My 2 Georgia Senators voted Yea....why am I not surprised?
There's still a GOP?
Forces those in school to put in 50 and 100 hours a year.
Please add me to the list. I am diligently searching for the procedure to become one of the Bann or Stämmen leaders to infiltrate the AmeriKorps.
Corvée is labour, often but not always unpaid, that persons in power have authority to compel their subjects to perform, unless commuted in some way, such as by a cash payment; sometimes this was an option of the payer, sometimes of the payee, and sometimes not an option. It differs from chattel slavery in that the worker is not owned outright being free in various respects other than in the dispensation of his or her labour and the work is usually intermittent; typically only a certain number of days' or months' work is required each year. It is a form of unfree labour when the worker is not compensated. It is not technically a tax as there is no actual obligation to pay cash or a physical good such as wheat, but particularly with a commutation option it operates very much like a tax for all intents and purposes, usually a poll tax.It's nice to see the part of Stephen Douglas return to its routes with our Slaver-American president. (Obama is not African American. He is not descended from chattel slaves imported to America from Africa. He is a son of a Arab-African student and a white communist mother. His father's clan were Muslim slave catchers.)
I think I went to the beach the day they taught Corvée and must have been daydreaming when indentured servants was taught.
Very enlightening post, you've nailed precisely what the bill does.
I was aware of this part of you post, but I think I will repeat it:
...[O]ur Slaver-American president. (Obama is not African American. He is not descended from chattel slaves imported to America from Africa. He is a son of a Arab-African student and a white communist mother. His father's clan were Muslim slave catchers.)
I think it pays better, plus it's full of crooks so I can confisticate (I like it spelled like that) the money they steal and buy shiny things.
I am in the process of penning a letter to my esteemed Senator, Kay Bailey Hutchison. I will request a leadership position over the local Bann (regiment). I can even have some handbooks translated from the Leistungsbuchs that were laying around after the last group that did this same thing. This time around, our leaders should refrain from calling company units a Fähnlein. The aldermen should use something like “bunch o’ wards”. But I gotta admit, the Obama logo will look pretty spiffy on the Arbeiterjugend pennants.
The president and I both transfered to Columbia for undergrad. One of us was paying attention.
Well, isn't that special. Bless their little hearts...
I watched Invasion of the Body Snatchers on TMC last night. Looks like the Aliens really did take over.
Unlike the Sci Fi movies of the 50’s, this ObamaNation will not have a happy ending.
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