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Congress expands ways for Americans to help others
AP via Yahoo finance ^ | March 31, 2009 | Ann Sanner

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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TOPICS: Business/Economy; Front Page News; Government
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Welcome to the WPA of the 21st century. Hope for some change in your pockets, after this rubberstamp congress gets done. The GOP is dead to me.
1 posted on 03/31/2009 1:29:07 PM PDT by AH_LiveRight
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To: AH_LiveRight

What a headline? “Congress expands ways for Americans to bow to their masters” would be more appropriate.


2 posted on 03/31/2009 1:30:26 PM PDT by Professor_Leonide (I said to the young man who showed me a photo, "Who can ever be sure what is behind a mask?")
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To: AH_LiveRight

Most of us can barely help ourselves, just ask Barry.


3 posted on 03/31/2009 1:30:43 PM PDT by A. Morgan (Every night I pray that Rezko and Blago roll over on Obama!)
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To: AH_LiveRight

INTREP


4 posted on 03/31/2009 1:31:35 PM PDT by LiteKeeper (Beware of socialism in America; the Islamization of Eurabia)
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To: AH_LiveRight

Well, now isn’t that a delightfully euphemistic story...


5 posted on 03/31/2009 1:31:51 PM PDT by Squidpup ("Fight the Good Fight")
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To: AH_LiveRight

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.


6 posted on 03/31/2009 1:32:48 PM PDT by a fool in paradise (Pres Obama just spent $150million of the $160million in returned AIG bonuses on a trip to England.)
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To: AH_LiveRight

and specifically allows the ‘volunteers’ to work for helping elect the Democrats


7 posted on 03/31/2009 1:33:23 PM PDT by GeronL (http://tyrannysentinel.blogspot.com)
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To: AH_LiveRight

Ann Sanner is a good little servant


8 posted on 03/31/2009 1:34:02 PM PDT by GeronL (http://tyrannysentinel.blogspot.com)
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To: AH_LiveRight

These headlines are reading more & more like they went unedited straight thru AP from Obama’s press office.


9 posted on 03/31/2009 1:34:17 PM PDT by skeeter
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To: AH_LiveRight

He’s talking about the GIVE Act......HR 1388.......that includes FORCED volunteerism.


10 posted on 03/31/2009 1:34:26 PM PDT by DivaDelMar (CRAm member-- (Conservative Republicans Against mcCain) Think you're entitled to my vote? CRAm It!!!)
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To: AH_LiveRight
Reminds me of a joke of the Roosevelt era:

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...

Obama says...

Boys, sit on yur asses, light up a Camel, this is the promised land...

11 posted on 03/31/2009 1:35:38 PM PDT by Nachum (the complete list at www.nachumlist.com)
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To: AH_LiveRight

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????


12 posted on 03/31/2009 1:36:33 PM PDT by goodnesswins (Conservative and fighting for freedom and liberty....whether you like it or not.)
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To: AH_LiveRight

Help themselves into my wallet no thanks.


13 posted on 03/31/2009 1:36:59 PM PDT by bikerman (Obama lied;the Country died.)
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To: AH_LiveRight

I am apprently the first to leave a comment on Yahoo


14 posted on 03/31/2009 1:37:20 PM PDT by GeronL (http://tyrannysentinel.blogspot.com)
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To: LiteKeeper

http://thomas.loc.gov/cgi-bin/bdquery/z?d111:HR01388:@@@R

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.


15 posted on 03/31/2009 1:37:26 PM PDT by AH_LiveRight
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To: AH_LiveRight
$5.7 billion bill that takes ambitious steps on public service

Paying people, with TAXPAYER'S MONEY, to volunteer isn't VOLUNTEERING! It's STEALING!

16 posted on 03/31/2009 1:37:53 PM PDT by kcvl
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To: AH_LiveRight
Now I'm gonna spank you hard.

Where the hell is the stinking BARF ALERT?

Damn amateur's

17 posted on 03/31/2009 1:39:01 PM PDT by sneakin (Remember, always pillage BEFORE you burn.)
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To: AH_LiveRight

18 posted on 03/31/2009 1:40:14 PM PDT by SIDENET ("It was a different time, you understand." - Wallace "Suitcase" Jefferson)
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To: AH_LiveRight

A meaningful, productive job is the best welfare plan ever devised. No government needed.


19 posted on 03/31/2009 1:41:31 PM PDT by Tarpon (You abolish your responsibilities, your surrender your rights.)
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To: sneakin

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.


20 posted on 03/31/2009 1:44:13 PM PDT by AH_LiveRight
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To: kcvl
It's worse than just stealing, it's indentured servitude! And is explicitly stated in the Constitution as a HUGE NO NO!
21 posted on 03/31/2009 1:49:41 PM PDT by gidget7 (Duncan Hunter-Valley Forge Republican!)
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To: AH_LiveRight

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.


22 posted on 03/31/2009 1:50:10 PM PDT by RobinOfKingston (Democrats, the party of evil. Republicans, the party of stupid.)
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To: AH_LiveRight

Isn’t it wonderful? People “volunteering” to make Hussein president for life!!


23 posted on 03/31/2009 1:50:50 PM PDT by Oldpuppymax (AGENDA OF THE LEFT EXPOSED)
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To: AH_LiveRight
AH_LiveRight wrote:
The GOP is dead to me.
I'm sure the GOP apologists will be here soon.

But until then, I'll point out that 70 Republican House members voted for this bill along with 22 Republican Senators.

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.

24 posted on 03/31/2009 1:51:50 PM PDT by cc2k (When less than half the voters pay taxes, it's called "taxation without representation.")
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To: joygrace

Howling with comedy/tragedy ping!


25 posted on 03/31/2009 1:52:04 PM PDT by Virginia Ridgerunner (Sarah Palin is a smart missile aimed at the heart of the left!)
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To: AH_LiveRight
I believe the correct term is "Mandateerism" (apologies to the freeper who originally coined that phrase....)
26 posted on 03/31/2009 2:00:39 PM PDT by TMD (Keep Planned Parenthood out of our schools!)
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To: cc2k
Grouped By Vote Position YEAs ---79
Akaka (D-HI) Alexander (R-TN) Baucus (D-MT) Bayh (D-IN) Begich (D-AK) Bennet (D-CO) Bennett (R-UT) Bingaman (D-NM) Bond (R-MO) Boxer (D-CA) Brown (D-OH) Burr (R-NC) Burris (D-IL) Byrd (D-WV) Cantwell (D-WA) Cardin (D-MD) Carper (D-DE) Casey (D-PA) Chambliss (R-GA) Cochran (R-MS) Collins (R-ME) Conrad (D-ND) Dodd (D-CT) Durbin (D-IL) Enzi (R-WY) Feingold (D-WI) Feinstein (D-CA) Gillibrand (D-NY) Grassley (R-IA) Gregg (R-NH) Hagan (D-NC) Harkin (D-IA) Hatch (R-UT) Hutchison (R-TX) Inouye (D-HI) Isakson (R-GA) Johanns (R-NE) Johnson (D-SD) Kaufman (D-DE) Kennedy (D-MA) Kerry (D-MA) Klobuchar (D-MN) Kohl (D-WI) Landrieu (D-LA) Lautenberg (D-NJ) Leahy (D-VT) Levin (D-MI) Lieberman (ID-CT) Lincoln (D-AR) Lugar (R-IN) Martinez (R-FL) McCain (R-AZ) McCaskill (D-MO) Menendez (D-NJ) Merkley (D-OR) Mikulski (D-MD) Murkowski (R-AK) Murray (D-WA) Nelson (D-FL) Nelson (D-NE) Pryor (D-AR) Reed (D-RI) Reid (D-NV) Rockefeller (D-WV) Sanders (I-VT) Schumer (D-NY) Shaheen (D-NH) Snowe (R-ME) Specter (R-PA) Stabenow (D-MI) Tester (D-MT) Udall (D-CO) Udall (D-NM) Voinovich (R-OH) Warner (D-VA) Webb (D-VA) Whitehouse (D-RI) Wicker (R-MS) Wyden (D-OR)

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.

27 posted on 03/31/2009 2:07:31 PM PDT by AH_LiveRight
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To: AH_LiveRight

Whoa!

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.

Good Day!


28 posted on 03/31/2009 2:31:33 PM PDT by sneakin (Remember, always pillage BEFORE you burn.)
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To: AH_LiveRight

Leave it to the Asspress bootlickers. They are the scum of the earth.


29 posted on 03/31/2009 2:38:11 PM PDT by Luke21
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To: AH_LiveRight

My 2 Georgia Senators voted Yea....why am I not surprised?


30 posted on 03/31/2009 3:18:28 PM PDT by panthermom
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To: AH_LiveRight
And my (soon to be ex) Congressman, Spencer Bachus, RINO-AL, voted for this piece of crap.

ARRRGH!

31 posted on 03/31/2009 3:21:24 PM PDT by WarEagle (Can America survive a President named Hussein?)
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To: AH_LiveRight; joygrace; 3catsanadog; aetheraddict; Albert Barr; Allegra; Arthur Wildfire! March; ...

H.R. 1388/S. 277 Bill - Serve America Act Ping List

PING!


Thanks Virginia Ridgerunner for the heads-up Ping.

Please FReepmail or “Ping!” me if you want to be Added or Deleted from this RE-NAMED Ping list. Formerly known as Bill HR 1388, Give Act
32 posted on 03/31/2009 5:05:27 PM PDT by joygrace (Veritas vincit)
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To: cc2k
I'm sure the GOP apologists will be here soon.

There's still a GOP?

Crickets....

33 posted on 03/31/2009 5:11:25 PM PDT by Las Vegas Ron (Wake up people, AIG executives are not the enemy, your Government is!)
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To: AH_LiveRight
Indentured servants.

Forces those in school to put in 50 and 100 hours a year.

34 posted on 03/31/2009 5:15:18 PM PDT by Syncro (Qui non intelligit, aut taceat, aut discat)
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To: joygrace

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.


35 posted on 03/31/2009 7:25:30 PM PDT by AH_LiveRight
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To: Syncro
Indentured servants. Forces those in school to put in 50 and 100 hours a year.
Nope. Indentured servants entered a voluntary contract wherein they became virtual slaved for a set period of time in exchange for a large sum of money, or more commonly, free travel to a colony.

The proper term is Corvée
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.)
36 posted on 03/31/2009 9:30:40 PM PDT by rmlew ( The SAVE and GIVE acts are institutioning Corvee. Where's the outtrage!)
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To: rmlew
Thank you for the correction.

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.)

37 posted on 03/31/2009 9:45:49 PM PDT by Syncro (Qui non intelligit, aut taceat, aut discat)
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To: AH_LiveRight
I want to work for ACORN.

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.

38 posted on 03/31/2009 9:48:42 PM PDT by Syncro (Qui non intelligit, aut taceat, aut discat)
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To: Syncro

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.


39 posted on 03/31/2009 10:18:44 PM PDT by AH_LiveRight
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To: Syncro

The president and I both transfered to Columbia for undergrad. One of us was paying attention.


40 posted on 03/31/2009 10:20:28 PM PDT by rmlew ( The SAVE and GIVE acts are institutioning Corvee. Where's the outtrage!)
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To: AH_LiveRight
Hello.

You are added to the H.R. 1388/S. 277, SERVE AMERICA Act Ping List.

Welcome.
41 posted on 04/01/2009 4:07:38 AM PDT by joygrace (Veritas vincit)
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To: AH_LiveRight
Congress expands ways for Americans to help others

Well, isn't that special. Bless their little hearts...

43 posted on 04/01/2009 9:34:52 PM PDT by Altura Ct.
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To: AH_LiveRight
Are people in this country REALLY this helpless and stupid?

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.

44 posted on 04/01/2009 10:01:26 PM PDT by Kickass Conservative (Since Obama Bin Lyin, the Economy Bin Dyin...)
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