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Orin Hatch Is off His Rocker (House to vote on tripling size of AmeriCorps)
Associated Press ^ | 3/18/2009 | AP

Posted on 03/18/2009 8:29:14 AM PDT by alex

A bill tripling the size of the AmeriCorps program that is scheduled for a House vote Wednesday would also create fellowships for people 55 and older and a separate Summer of Service program for middle and high school student volunteers....

Sens. Orrin Hatch, R-Utah, and Edward Kennedy, D-Mass., have introduced a similar measure that also adds 175,000 positions to AmeriCorps. A Senate committee is scheduled to vote on its legislation on Wednesday and it could come before the full Senate for a vote as early as next week.

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KEYWORDS: 111th; 13thamendment; agenda; camps; democratcongress; democrats; fascism; hr1388; obama; reeducation; serve; service; socialism; volunteer; volunteerism
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The old man is clearly off his rocker: a Republican to cosponsor bill making possible government sponsored brownshirting and re-education camps - it is simply unthinkable in my view.

Even in the best possible outcome this bill will do nothing else but provide full time jobs for a legion on Dem activists.

I suppose this issue deserves a very serious freeping, I already called his office and let my opinion known.

1 posted on 03/18/2009 8:29:14 AM PDT by alex
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To: alex

Most of them are. It just smacks you in the face to know how all of our Congress critters are working on the same side and it isn’t for the American people or America.


2 posted on 03/18/2009 8:31:39 AM PDT by freekitty (Give me back my conservative vote.)
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I hate to say this, but, I think we need age limits on Senators and Congressional Reps. The Catholic church, I understand, forces retirement on cardinals at, I think, age 75 because they know that the mind gets a bit soft after a while and old guys take up space that new leaders should hold.

Orin, you've been a great foot soldier in the war (especially, judicial nominations) but... this is the last straw. You might want to brush up on your shuffle board skills.

3 posted on 03/18/2009 8:32:48 AM PDT by April Lexington (Study the constitution so you know what they are taking away!)
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To: alex; All

How about delaying the planned 10% increase in the minimum wage this summer so that youths can DO REAL WORK?


4 posted on 03/18/2009 8:32:55 AM PDT by reaganaut1
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To: alex
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2208801/posts

This bill will lay the groundwork for 0-man's brownshirts.

5 posted on 03/18/2009 8:33:49 AM PDT by smokingfrog ( Dear Mr. Obama - Please make it rain candy! P.S. I like jelly beans.)
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To: holdonnow; sono; Fudd Fan; Clint N. Suhks

Brownshirt alert


6 posted on 03/18/2009 8:34:36 AM PDT by AliVeritas (And while the rest of the nation was still sleepin', they'll be bidding America goodbye.)
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To: alex
Hatch=Embarrassment
7 posted on 03/18/2009 8:35:36 AM PDT by Utah Binger (Southern Utah, where the world comes to see the real "Big Love" Big Bucks Here Too!)
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To: joygrace

HR1388 Ping.


8 posted on 03/18/2009 8:36:12 AM PDT by DuncanWaring (The Lord uses the good ones; the bad ones use the Lord.)
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To: alex
Orin (Booby)Hatch is a pencil-necked geek that the Clintons got to during their lengthy rein.

They apparently have photos of him in action.

9 posted on 03/18/2009 8:36:48 AM PDT by IbJensen ("The problem with socialism is that you eventually run out of other peoples' money."Thatcher)
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To: April Lexington

I am not aware of age limits on clergy.


10 posted on 03/18/2009 8:36:50 AM PDT by eCSMaster
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To: alex
"It's going to hugely diminish real volunteer organizations in favor of paid-stipend volunteers," Sessions said.

Don't even use the term "volunteer" for these government workers. It is just another form of welfare.

12 posted on 03/18/2009 8:37:17 AM PDT by Major Matt Mason (The Kenyan Keynesian will bankrupt this nation.)
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To: JackRyanCIA

Fellowships for people over 55, that should be demanded that every one in congress quit jobs and be forced to join..that would clean out a lot of the dead wood..


13 posted on 03/18/2009 8:40:47 AM PDT by JoanneSD (illegals represented without taxation.. Americans taxed without representation)
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To: April Lexington

“I hate to say this, but, I think we need age limits on Senators and Congressional Reps.”

I have been saying this 4 yrs. 72 and you’re out.
Age Limits & Term Limits


14 posted on 03/18/2009 8:43:51 AM PDT by nuconvert ( Khomeini promised change too // Hail, Chairman O)
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To: alex

i don’t know why he ever registered a Republican being a dedicated union lover and a member of the iron lathers union!

Being gung ho for obaminartions brown shirt corp goes right along with his love of unions.


16 posted on 03/18/2009 8:45:03 AM PDT by dalereed
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Old dogs unable to learn new tricks....

Even worse they are unable to unlearn the old ones. Symbolic feel-good programs full of good-government robots in training and absolutely unjustifiable expenditures have been a part of the lives of Hatch et al for so long they can’t help themselves.

Governance, responsibility and decisions are challenging and dangerous in their minds. Someone might be held accountable.


17 posted on 03/18/2009 8:45:08 AM PDT by relictele
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To: alex

Orin Hatch is out of his hatch!.....


18 posted on 03/18/2009 8:45:13 AM PDT by AngelesCrestHighway
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To: nuconvert

Anyone running for a 3rd {or greater} consecutive term in the same office should be forced to run as a “Write In” candidate.
Should he/she still win, That Way, his constituents really want Him.


19 posted on 03/18/2009 8:59:10 AM PDT by PizzaDriver (an heinleinian/libertarian)
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To: alex

Friends of my enemy are enemies.


20 posted on 03/18/2009 9:02:53 AM PDT by razorback-bert (Will trade sex for ammo)
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