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  • Uncle Sam wants youth! [Obama's "civilian national security force" and mandatory community service]

    06/17/2009 1:10:20 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 189 replies · 6,959+ views
    The Denver Post ^ | May 15, 2009 | Mike Rosen
    At a campaign rally in Colorado Springs last July, that former community organizer, Barack Obama, grandly told an enraptured audience: "We've got to have a civilian national security force that is just as powerful, just as strong, just as well funded" as the U.S. military. Now, understand, he wasn't talking about a "security" force in the sense of an armed militia. He was talking about a network of social service workers. When I first heard that, I wrote it off as a politician's extravagant, feel-good campaign rhetoric. After all, the Department of Defense includes about 3 million men and women...
  • EVERYONE IN THE U. S. needs to know....

    05/13/2009 6:43:32 PM PDT · by dvan · 42 replies · 2,676+ views
    Federal Register ^ | May 12, 2009 | NA
    Something happened... H.R. 1388 was passed yesterday, behind our backs. You may want to read about it. It wasn't mentioned on the news... just went by on the ticker tape at the bottom of the CNN screen. Obama funds $20M in tax payer dollars to immigrate Hamas Refugees to the USA . This is the news that didn't make the headlines... By executive order, President Barack Obama has ordered the expenditure of $20.3 million in "migration assistance" to the Palestinian refugees and "conflict victims" in Gaza . The "presidential determination", which allows hundreds of thousands of Palestinians with ties to...
  • (February 7 2009) H.R. 1388 was passed yesterday, behind our backsjust went by on the ticker tape

    05/04/2009 6:41:13 AM PDT · by FromLori · 26 replies · 2,097+ views
    Obama funds $20M in tax payer dollars to immigrate Hamas Refugees to the USA . This is the news that didn't make the headlines.... By executive order, President Barack Obama has ordered the expenditure of $20.3 million in "migration assistance" to the Palestinian refugees and "conflict victims" in Gaza . The "presidential determination", which allows hundreds of thousands of Palestinians with ties to Hamas to resettle in the United States , was signed on January 27 and appeared in the Federal Register on February 4. Few on Capitol Hill, or in the media, took note that the order provides a...
  • Editorial Correction on 'Obama's Ungodly Youth Corp"

    04/27/2009 7:15:04 AM PDT · by OneVike · 11 replies · 1,148+ views
    Post Scripts ^ | OneVike
    In an article linked to FreeRepublic, I made an erroneous statement about the legislation (HR1388) Obama signedon April 21st. I need to clarify that statement and this is my attempt to do so. We always demand that the MSM come clean when they misrepresent facts in the way they write articles. I have come to the conclusion after thoughtful deliberation that I need to set the record straight on a claim I made in my article. What follows will be a clarification of my article about the legislation pertaining to Obama's Youth Brigade. To everyone who might have a problem...
  • <b>Obama urges citizens to undertake national service</b>

    04/21/2009 8:23:51 PM PDT · by KLT · 62 replies · 1,449+ views
    Associated Press ^ | 4/21/09 | Ann Sanner, Associated Press Writer
    WASHINGTON – Calling on Americans to volunteer, President Barack Obama signed a $5.7 billion national service bill Tuesday that triples the size of the AmeriCorps service program over the next eight years and expands ways for students to earn money for college. "What this legislation does, then, is to help harness this patriotism and connect deeds to needs," said Obama, a former community organizer in Chicago.
  • New law to 'manage' 8 million 'volunteers' (Give Act, H.R. 1388)

    04/22/2009 12:20:29 PM PDT · by Perseverando · 56 replies · 1,907+ views
    WorldNetDaily ^ | April 21, 2009 | Bob Unruh
    Obama signs huge expansion of youth brigades legislation © 2009 WorldNetDaily President Obama today signed into law the "GIVE Act," H.R. 1388, which massively expands the National Service Corporation and allocates to it billions of dollars, and one executive for the program now says it will allow for the "managing" of up to 8 or 9 million people. WND has reported on plans to create the corps since Obama told a campaign stop in Colorado Springs last year he wants a "Civilian National Security Force" as big and as well-funded as the U.S. military. The bill includes a "National Service...
  • Mocking Obama's Youth Service Program

    04/08/2009 9:46:31 AM PDT · by Mighty_Quinn · 59 replies · 2,594+ views
    Students at John Paul the Great Catholic University (www.jpcatholic) put this hilarious video together. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ofM3nnh5xGk&feature=channel_page
  • Michele Bachmann: The Serve America Act will lead to "re-education camps for young people." (Audio)

    Right on, Michele! I know the Left is going to go nuts with this as they continue their assault on Bachmann, but I don't think she is that far off! We are inching closer to Obama Youth! Rep. Michele Bachmann (R-MN) on the Sue Jeffers' show on KTLK in Minnesota, 4/4/09
  • National service bill clears Congress (The Edward M. Kennedy Serve America Act)

    03/31/2009 3:22:03 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 164 replies · 8,813+ views
    The U.S. House of Representatives overwhelmingly passed a bill Tuesday to strengthen national service by increasing funding for thousands of volunteers. The House approved 275-149 the Senate-passed Edward M. Kennedy Serve America Act, which now goes to President Barack Obama for his signature. "Just one month ago, in his address to Congress, President Obama called upon Congress to pass legislation 'to encourage a renewed spirit of national service for this and future generations,'" House Speaker Nancy Pelosi said in a statement. "Today, the Edward M. Kennedy Serve America Act is on its way to his desk to become law." Obama...
  • Congress expands ways for Americans to help others

    03/31/2009 1:29:07 PM PDT · by AH_LiveRight · 43 replies · 1,214+ views
    AP via Yahoo finance ^ | March 31, 2009 | Ann Sanner
    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...
  • A Little History Lesson

    03/30/2009 7:53:34 PM PDT · by Chickensoup · 25 replies · 1,389+ views
    The Wimp ^ | 03.30.09 | unknown
    This is a very good 10 minute video on where our country is going. It discusses the different types of governments in the world. This is not political. Both parties are responsible for the shift in the type of government that represents us. Can WE stop that shift. Never saw this before...it should be passed on...
  • The Increasingly Shocking Parallels Between Obama And Hitler Youth

    03/30/2009 6:41:44 AM PDT · by Michael Eden · 34 replies · 4,683+ views
    Start Thinking Right ^ | March 30, 2009 | Michael Eden
    I came across a video that left me shaking with fear and outrage: If this footage doesn't disturb you to your very core, I don't even know what to say. We have here a militarized group of young men being steeped in not only political ideology, but in literal cult worship of Barack Obama. This was going on before the election. I still remember the video featuring a glassy-eyed girl singing, “We’re gonna spread happiness! We’re gonna spread freeeeedom! Obama’s gonna change it, Obama’s gonna lead ‘em…” The cult mindset continued into his inauguration, with a creepy "Kids' Inaugural." That...
  • VIDEO: Sen. DeMint Discusses Flaws of National Service Act

    Obama's National Citizen's Security Force is being pieced together, both at the Defense Department and in Congress. Originally called Obama 2.0, "Organizing for America" is headed by Obama's campaign manager David Plouffe. In early January, we highlighted the beginnings of the organization of "boots on the ground" designed to pressure Americans and lawmakers into accepting Obama's socialist agenda. Earlier this week, H.R. 1388 just made the nightmare of Obama's "National Citizen's Security Force " a reality. Yesterday, the Senate overwhelmingly approved a bill Thursday to broadly expand national community service programs, increasing the number of positions to 250,000 from 75,000...
  • The GIVE Act HR1388 - some language now in HR1444

    03/27/2009 12:06:24 PM PDT · by justsaynomore · 41 replies · 2,018+ views
    Govtrack.us ^ | 3/26/09 | Govtrack.us
    The language about mandatory volunteerism that was "missing" from the HR1388 bill voted on yesterday in the Senate, is now showing up on this bill HR1444 http://www.govtrack.us/congress/billtext.xpd?bill=h111-1444
  • Texas Governor’s Race (Hutchison mocks Perry for Palin endorsement)

    03/27/2009 11:59:51 AM PDT · by mnehring · 127 replies · 2,964+ views
    The battle lines for the Republican primary next year in the race for Texas governor are becoming a bit clearer. As most of us thought, current Gov. Perry is trending further to the right as he fights to reduce spending, keep taxes where they are or lower and continues his tradition of fighting against abortion. Some of us weren’t quite so clear on his almost officially announced challenger, U.S. Sen. Kay Bailey Hutchison.A few of the moves she has made lately indicate that she will try and pick up the left side of the Republican vote, as well as try...
  • Senate Defeats Vitter ACORN Funding Amendment to National Service Bill

    03/26/2009 8:51:33 PM PDT · by smokingfrog · 16 replies · 916+ views
    senatus ^ | March 26, 2009 | senatus
    Senators have tabled, or killed, an amendment offered by Senator David Vitter (R-LA) to the Serve America Act (S. 277 / H.R. 1388) by a vote of 53 to 43.The amendment would state that no funds within the underlying bill for various service-related programs can go to “ACORN or any of its affiliate organizations in any way.”ACORN stands for the Association of Community Organizations for Reform Now. It’s a community organizing group for “low- and moderate-income people” according to its website.The group’s political committees generally support Democrats. You’ll recall that it came under fire in the media for alleged voter...
  • H.R. 1388 passed by the Senate - 26 March 2009 — Serve America

    03/26/2009 6:53:11 PM PDT · by joygrace · 50 replies · 3,808+ views
    www.catsden.wordpress.com ^ | March 26, 2009 | Catsden
    Interestingly enough an important amendment brought to the floor today was not in the H.R. 1388 when it passed the Senate today. The first presented by Sen Vitter (LA) wanted to insure that no money be made available to ACORN and its affiliates, on the grounds that it is a organization with possibly suspect behaviour and that including it in the bill would not be able to politicize charitable giving and activities. Saying that the bill doesn’t allow politicized does not necessarily protect the country from ACORN’s “so-called” charitable activities. ACORN has already received considerable funding from the government, for...
  • Obama Youth Brigade: Church Attendance Forbidden

    03/25/2009 12:34:07 PM PDT · by Fiddlstix · 167 replies · 7,787+ views
    The Voice Magazine ^ | 03/25/09 | Jonas Clark
    Obama Youth Brigade: Church Attendance Forbidden By Jonas Clark Is this the change you really voted for? President Obama has only been in office for two months. Now we have HR 1388. The Bill was sponsored by Rep. Carolyn McCarthy (D-NY) with 37 others. The Bill was introduced to the floor of the House of Representatives where both Republicans and Democrats voted 321-105 in favor. Next it goes to the Senate for a vote and then on to President Obama. This bill’s title is called “Generations Invigorating Volunteerism and Education” (GIVE). It forms what some are calling “Obama’s Youth Brigade.”...
  • GIVE Act outlaws citizens' right to protest

    03/26/2009 9:27:39 AM PDT · by wk4bush2004 · 108 replies · 3,436+ views
    It is another sound good piece of legislation. H.R. 1388 has a creative title; The Generations Invigorating Volunteerism and Education (GIVE) Act. 321 representatives of the people voted approval for this legislation which, among many other things, strikes a blow to the rights of people to mount any protests against legislation. Listen closely, it outlaws the right to mount protests against proposed legislation.
  • Community Service Bill Marginalizes Organized Religion

    03/26/2009 5:24:25 AM PDT · by SalAOR · 3 replies · 350+ views
    Axis of Right ^ | 3/26/2009 | Sal
    The House of Representatives passed the Generations Invigorating Volunteerism and Education Act (GIVE), creating a mandate for community service among high school and college students. The bill spends $6 billion on beefing up government-paid and sponsored national service programs, and paves the way for future mandatory service by establishing a commission to explore the feasibility of such a plan. The stated goal of the Obama Administration is to require service programs in secondary schools, as well as for a period of three months to a year of service before, during, or after one’s college education. Leaving aside the already heavily...
  • Promoting Statism in the Name of Service

    03/25/2009 3:29:39 PM PDT · by joygrace · 8 replies · 615+ views
    http://www.redstate.com ^ | March 25, 2009 | Hogan
    With all the focus and attention on the TARP, the so-called “stimulus” bill, the nationalization of huge chunks of our economy and the various issues economic – lost in the weeds have been a host of destructive “programs” being developed and passed by the Obama-Democrat machine. Right now on the floor of the United States Senate is one of the most disturbing pieces of legislation I have seen in a long time. HR 1388, the “Serve America Act” is cloaked in feel-good rhetoric and supposedly noble goals, but it is nothing more than another Washington power-grab – this time targeted...
  • CLOSE TO HOME: How can volunteerism in America be 'mandatory'? (Op-Ed on HR 1388)

    03/25/2009 12:15:13 PM PDT · by Hetty_Fauxvert · 37 replies · 1,765+ views
    The Press Democrat ^ | March 25, 2009 | Ann Jordan
    My parents taught me to read every word of any contract I signed. Obviously Congress doesn't follow that rule. Already we have Congress' frantic backlash from the AIG bonuses, which were in fact authorized by specific language buried deep in the stimulus bill that gave AIG its handout. Now we have more dynamite buried in the GIVE Act (H.R. 1388), already passed in a whirlwind by the House and being fast-tracked in the Senate. The GIVE Act reauthorizes the National and Community Service Act of 1990 and the Domestic Volunteer Service Act of 1973, and also includes many more new...
  • Senators Propose Legislation to Help Small Charities Get Management Help - S. Admt. to HR1388

    03/25/2009 9:51:39 AM PDT · by joygrace · 12 replies · 641+ views
    www.philanthropy.com ^ | March 24, 2009 | Suzanne Perry
    The Senate Finance Committee’s top two members — Democrat Max Baucus and Republican Charles E. Grassley — teamed up today to introduce legislation that would provide money to help small and medium-sized charities get training and management assistance. The legislation, introduced as an amendment to a national-service bill now being debated by the Senate, would provide $25-million over five years to a “Nonprofit Capacity Building Program” within the Corporation for National and Community Service. The amendment would “strengthen small charities around our country, especially where resources are scarce,” Senator Baucus of Montana, who chairs the finance committee, told his colleagues...
  • To GIVE and To SERVE: The $6 Billion National Service Boondoggle

    03/25/2009 3:07:25 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 22 replies · 1,630+ views
    Townhall.com ^ | March 25, 25, 2009 | Michelle Malkin
    Maybe it's just me, but I find federal legislation titled "The GIVE Act" and "The SERVE Act" downright creepy. Even more troubling: the $6 billion price tag on these bipartisan bills to expand government-funded national service efforts. Volunteerism is a wonderful thing, which is why millions of Americans do it every day without a cent of taxpayer money. But the volunteerism packages on the Hill are less about promoting effective charity than about creating make-work, permanent bureaucracies and left-wing slush funds. The House passed the "Generations Invigorating Volunteerism and Education Act" -- or the GIVE Act -- last week. The...
  • Help Obama Choose Spiffiest Uniform For His "Generations Invigorating Volunteerism Education Act"

    03/24/2009 1:48:43 PM PDT · by joeclarke · 29 replies · 1,896+ views
    JoeClarke.Net ^ | 03/24/2009 | JoeClarke.Net
  • House Passes Hitler Youth Bill

    03/24/2009 10:57:38 AM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 87 replies · 3,935+ views
    gatewaypundit.blogspot.com ^ | March 24, 2009 | gateway pundit
    <p>Obama promised during the campaign to create a Socialist National Civilian Security Force similar to what they have in other Marxist regimes. Yesterday, the US House took the first step in organizing Dear Leader's dream youth service corp.</p> <p>German youth praising Hitler.</p>
  • Obama Hitler Youth Camps

    03/24/2009 5:08:11 AM PDT · by AJMCQ · 97 replies · 7,514+ views
    Chicago Craigslist ^ | 3/21/2009 | Wolfe
    <p>House Passes Mandatory National Service Bill http://www.infowars.com/house-passes-mandatory-national-service-bill/ The House passed a bill yesterday which includes disturbing language indicating young people will be forced to undertake mandatory national service programs as fears about President Barack Obama’s promised “civilian national security force” intensify.</p>
  • National Service Corps Bill Clears Senate Hurdle

    03/23/2009 10:21:53 PM PDT · by melt · 154 replies · 6,006+ views
    nytimes.com ^ | 3/23/09 | Kate Phillips
    Following overwhelming House passage last week, the Senate tonight voted 74 to 14 on a procedural move that essentially guarantees a major expansion of a national service corps, a cornerstone of volunteerism that dates back to the era of President Kennedy. It’s akin to a call to arms by President Obama, who has harkened back to those early days to demand giving back by those who voted for him. In fact, Senator Edward M. Kennedy, the senior Democrat from Massachusetts whose battle with brain cancer has oft kept him absent from the Senate these days, appeared on the floor to...
  • S.277,SERVE AMERICA Act, Cost over $6 Billion to empower America to SERVE

    03/23/2009 2:49:09 PM PDT · by joygrace · 25 replies · 2,201+ views
    www.cbo.gov, Congressional Budget Office ^ | March 23,2009 | Christina Hawley Anthony
    HOT off the press! The Congressional Budget Office just released the cost estimates for S. 277 Serve America Act.(Senate’s 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...
  • Obama wants forced labor for school children

    11/07/2008 9:20:01 AM PST · by Khepri · 359 replies · 19,179+ views
    Office of the President-Elect ^ | 11-05-08 | Office of the President-Elect
    America Serves "When you choose to serve -- whether it's your nation, your community or simply your neighborhood -- you are connected to that fundamental American ideal that we want life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness not just for ourselves, but for all Americans. That's why it's called the American dream."The Obama Administration will call on Americans to serve in order to meet the nation’s challenges. President-Elect Obama will expand national service programs like AmeriCorps and Peace Corps and will create a new Classroom Corps to help teachers in underserved schools, as well as a new Health Corps, Clean...
  • Obama volunteers: "We're not looking for a fight. That will come later, when we have an army."

    03/22/2009 4:42:50 PM PDT · by Jim Hill · 832 replies · 36,819+ views
    The Birmingham News ^ | March 22, 2009 | ANNA VELASCO
    "We're looking for supporters," said DeHaven of Hoover, one of the event's organizers. "We're not looking for a fight. That will come later, when we have an army."
  • UPDATE-HR1388,soon to be known as S277,SENATE proceeds Vote TODAY on Cloture-Let's Blow the Whistle

    03/23/2009 3:13:22 AM PDT · by joygrace · 14 replies · 1,737+ views
    ..(snip)…Does this not raise suspicion? While we hear of the “outrage” of the people who brought us the bonus scandal, the same people are rushing to pass the GIVE Act (you give, they take): national service. Senator Reid asked that the Senate proceed to act on this bill and then immediately asked for a cloture motion. Cloture The cloture rule–Rule 22–is the only formal procedure that Senate rules provide for breaking a filibuster. A filibuster is an attempt to block or delay Senate action on a bill or other matter. Under cloture, the Senate may limit consideration of a pending...
  • House Passes Bill To Create Barack’s Brownshirts

    03/22/2009 6:57:11 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 44 replies · 2,831+ views
    Six Meat Buffet ^ | March 20, 2009 | Preston Taylor Holmes
    WHILE YOU WERE BEING DISTRACTED BY THE AIG SHAM OUTRAGE AND YOUR OWN CLASS ENVY…. the Obamessiah administration continues on with its plans behind the scenes. As we mentioned earlier in the week, The Obamessiah is pushing to community organize all of us into his own league of Socialist Brownshirts. The House passed the “Give Act” on Wednesday. How many GOP members caved and stabbed us in the back this time, you must be asking? 70. Full list of turncoats below the fold. Only one Democrat voted against it - Robert Berry of Arkansas. Kudos to him. The rest of...
  • The Obama Youth

    03/22/2009 6:12:50 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 118 replies · 4,686+ views
    Townhall ^ | March 22, 2009 | Bryn T. Jones
    I read a disturbing story that showed advancement of the "well funded" civilian security force that candidate Barak Obama promised, and President Obama appears to deliver. The bill is passing under the guise of "volunteer" work, but would be mandatory. The bill stipulates that middle-school children would be required 50 hours per year, high schoolers 100 hours per year, and so on through college. The program included uniforms that the children will wear. I ask, why not ad a spiffy arm band with, perhaps the Obama emblem for good measure. This program will also enlist adults on up to seniors....
  • Obama's Brown Shirts

    03/21/2009 4:00:40 PM PDT · by pissant · 70 replies · 2,751+ views
    Joshua radio ^ | 3/20/09 | staff
    Remember this? (see video at link) Obama's vision of a domestic security force "just as strong, just as well funded as our military" ( and presumbly loyal to him personally) just got a lot closer. The House of representatives has just passed HR 1388 otherwise known as the Generations Invigorating Volunteerism and Education (GIVE) Act. This reauthorizes through 2014 the National and Community Service Act of 1990 and the Domestic Volunteer Service Act of 1973, acts that originally, among other programs, funded the AmeriCorps and the National Senior Service Corps. However, it not only reauthorizes the programs, but also includes...
  • Proposed United States Public Service Academy - GAG ME!!!

    03/21/2009 4:55:54 AM PDT · by ConservativeGeorgiaPeach · 68 replies · 2,244+ views
    "The U.S. Public Service Academy will be an undergraduate institution devoted to developing civilian leaders for the public sector. Modeled on the military academies, the Academy will offer four years of tuition-free education in exchange for five years of civilian service following graduation. Its mission will be to educate, develop, and inspire civilian leaders who have the character, intellect, and experience necessary to serve the nation honorably and effectively, and who are committed to devoting their lives to public service. The initiative to build the Academy was launched by two Teach For America alumni in the wake of Hurricane Katrina,...
  • Obama wants you to pledge loyalty to him tomorrow

    03/19/2009 11:04:33 PM PDT · by neverdem · 170 replies · 7,297+ views
    American Thinker ^ | March 20, 2009 | Lona Manning
    They have taken a pledge of loyalty to Obama, and they say they are coming your way tomorrow for yours. Organizing for America, the Obama-for-President campaign morphed into Obama-for-Maximum-Leader army, will hit the streets for their "Pledge Project Canvass," knocking on doors and accosting folks in parking lots and sidewalks to ask them to sign a pledge to support Obama's policies for health care, energy and education reform. Organizing for America, a project of the Democratic National Committee, is variously described in the media as [President Obama's] "own version of a lobbying firm", "a parallel organization to the Democratic National Committee" and...
  • (IMPORTANT!!! DON'T MISS THIS ONE!!!)H.Amdt 49 to H.R. 1388 Prohibits Org. From Influencing...

    03/20/2009 7:41:52 PM PDT · by Gordon Greene · 51 replies · 3,543+ views
    projectworldawareness.com ^ | Posted on March 20, 2009 | DUO
    FULL TITLE OF THREAD H.Amdt 49 to H.R. 1388 Prohibits Organizations From Influencing... Legislation, Protesting or Petitioning. SEC. 1304. PROHIBITED ACTIVITIES AND INELIGIBLE ORGANIZATIONS. Section 125 (42 U.S.C. 12575) is amended to read as follows: `SEC. 125. PROHIBITED ACTIVITIES AND INELIGIBLE ORGANIZATIONS. `(a) Prohibited Activities- A participant in an approved national service position under this subtitle may not engage in the following activities: `(1) Attempting to influence legislation. `(2) Organizing or engaging in protests, petitions, boycotts, or strikes. `(3) Assisting, promoting, or deterring union organizing. `(4) Impairing existing contracts for services or collective bargaining agreements. `(5) Engaging in partisan political...
  • What the heck is this???

    03/20/2009 2:44:05 PM PDT · by rang1995 · 54 replies · 3,452+ views
    Gov track us ^ | 3-18-09 | us govt
    what is this????????????? passed as an admenment on HR 1388 .
  • HR 1388/S 277 OBAMA says "It is time to STEP UP and SERVE" in a TV commerical announcing NEW Website

    03/19/2009 11:14:52 PM PDT · by joygrace · 124 replies · 5,439+ views
    http://www.usaservice.org/ ^ | March 20, 2009 | joygrace
    As HR1388,GIVE Act is on its way to the Senate as many of you know. It will be called S.277, the Kennedy/Hatch Serve America Act. It is on its way to the Senate. Tonight Obama did a TELEVISION commercial about “STEPPING UP” to serve. It sounded like HE WAS RECITING A 30-SECOND POEM and at the end of the commercial he advertised this website. Check it out. I was at my computer listening to Greta on FoxNews in the background as I worked on my computer so I didn’t see it but I heard it. Did anyone see it?...
  • House adopts plan for 'volunteer' corps

    03/19/2009 4:23:58 PM PDT · by Las Vegas Ron · 50 replies · 1,848+ views
    WND ^ | Posted: March 19, 2009 | By Bob Unruh
    The U.S. House of Representatives has approved a plan to set up a new "volunteer corps" and consider whether "a workable, fair, and reasonable mandatory service requirement for all able young people" should be developed. The legislation also refers to "uniforms" that would be worn by the "volunteers" and the "need" for a "public service academy, a 4-year institution" to "focus on training" future "public sector leaders." The training, apparently, would occur at "campuses."
  • House adopts plan for 'volunteer' corps [OBAMA'S CIVILIAN BROWN SHIRTS???]

    03/19/2009 8:08:50 PM PDT · by RaceBannon · 233 replies · 20,383+ views
    World Net Daily ^ | Posted: March 19, 2009 | By Bob Unruh
    OBAMA WATCH CENTRAL House adopts plan for 'volunteer' corps Also requires new evaluation of 'mandatory' service for all -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Posted: March 19, 2009 4:58 pm Eastern By Bob Unruh © 2009 WorldNetDaily The U.S. House of Representatives has approved a plan to set up a new "volunteer corps" and consider whether "a workable, fair, and reasonable mandatory service requirement for all able young people" should be developed.
  • HR 1388 GIVE Act, HRes 250, 3 AMENDMENTS to help or to hurt VETERANS-What do you think?

    03/19/2009 6:19:50 PM PDT · by joygrace · 17 replies · 1,307+ views
    http://clerk.house.gov ^ | March 18,2009 | Office of the Clerk
    Summary,3.18.09 HR1388, H. RES. 250, VETERANS AMENDMENTS, Hunter, Hill, and Teague 1:52 P.M. - DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H.Res. 250, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with ten minutes of debate on the Hunter of California amendment. Amendment offered by Mr. Hunter. Amendment numbered 3 printed in House Report 110-39 to remove veteran's educational benefits from being taken into account when calculating the maximum award an individual could receive for participating in one of the national service programs. On agreeing to the Hill amendment Agreed to by voice vote. Who were the 39 people who voted against...
  • ACTION NEEDED! NATIONAL GIVE ACT H R 1388 Passed House 321-105/Now Goes to Senate

    03/19/2009 9:45:15 AM PDT · by cgk · 231 replies · 17,463+ views
    FINAL VOTE RESULTS FOR ROLL CALL 140(Democrats in roman; Republicans in italic; Independents underlined)       H R 1388      YEA-AND-NAY      18-Mar-2009      4:39 PM      QUESTION:  On Passage      BILL TITLE: Generations Invigorating Volunteerism and Education (GIVE) Act Yeas Nays PRES NV Democratic 251 1   2 Republican 70 104   4 Independent         TOTALS 321 105   6 ---- YEAS    321 --- AbercrombieAckermanAdler (NJ)AltmireAndrewsArcuriAustriaBacaBachusBairdBaldwinBarrowBeanBecerraBerkleyBermanBiggertBilbrayBilirakisBishop (GA)Bishop (NY)BlumenauerBoccieriBono MackBorenBoswellBoucherBoydBrady (PA)Braley (IA)BrightBrown, CorrineBrown-Waite, GinnyBuchananButterfieldCalvertCampCaoCapitoCappsCapuanoCardozaCarnahanCarneyCarson (IN)CassidyCastleCastor (FL)ChandlerChildersClarkeClayCleaverClyburnCohenColeConnolly (VA)ConyersCooperCostaCostelloCourtneyCrenshawCrowleyCuellarCummingsDahlkemperDavis (AL)Davis (CA)Davis (IL)Davis (TN)DeFazioDeGetteDelahuntDeLauroDentDiaz-Balart, L.Diaz-Balart, M.DicksDingellDoggettDonnelly (IN)DoyleDriehausEdwards (MD)Edwards (TX)EhlersEllisonEllsworthEmersonEngelEshooEtheridgeFarrFattahFilnerFortenberryFosterFrank (MA)FrelinghuysenFudgeGalleglyGerlachGiffordsGonzalezGordon (TN)Grayson Green, AlGreen, GeneGriffithGrijalvaGuthrieGutierrezHall (NY)HalvorsonHareHarmanHastings (FL)HeinrichHellerHerseth SandlinHigginsHillHimesHinojosaHironoHodesHoldenHoltHondaHoyerInsleeIsraelJackson (IL)Jackson-Lee (TX)Johnson (GA)Johnson (IL)Johnson, E. B.KagenKanjorskiKapturKennedyKildeeKilpatrick (MI)KilroyKindKing (NY)KirkKirkpatrick (AZ)KissellKlein (FL)KosmasKratovilKucinichLanceLangevinLarsen (WA)Larson (CT)LathamLaTouretteLee (CA)Lee (NY)LevinLewis (CA)Lewis (GA)LipinskiLoBiondoLoebsackLofgren, ZoeLoweyLucasLujánLynchMaffeiMaloneyMarkey (CO)Markey...
  • HR1388 Passes House 321-105

    03/19/2009 6:10:09 AM PDT · by Tucker822 · 85 replies · 5,183+ views
    Contained in the Bill: Title VI - Sec. 1604. Duties. (5) The effect on the Nation, on those who serve, and on the families of those who serve, if all individuals in the United States were expected to perform national service or were required to perform a certain amount of national service. (6) Whether a workable, fair, and reasonable mandatory service requirement for all able young people could be developed, and how such a requirement could be implemented in a manner that would strengthen the social fabric of the Nation and overcome civic challenges by bringing together people from diverse...
  • House Passes Volunteerism Bill Critics Call Pricey, Forced Service

    03/18/2009 5:44:07 PM PDT · by joygrace · 51 replies · 2,681+ views
    FoxNews ^ | March 18,2009, Wednesday | Kelley Beaucar Vlahos
    WASHINGTON -- The House of Representatives passed a measure Wednesday that supporters are calling the most sweeping reform of nationally-backed volunteer programs since AmeriCorps. But some opponents are strongly criticizing the legislation, calling it expensive indoctrination and forced advocacy. The Generations Invigorating Volunteerism and Education Act, known as the GIVE Act -- sponsored by Reps. Carolyn McCarthy, D-N.Y, and George Miller, D-Calif. -- was approved by a 321-105 vote and now goes to the Senate.
  • Orin Hatch Is off His Rocker (House to vote on tripling size of AmeriCorps)

    03/18/2009 8:29:14 AM PDT · by alex · 49 replies · 1,616+ views
    Associated Press ^ | 3/18/2009 | AP
    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.
  • HR 1388, GIVE ACT, Only ONE Hour Debate and 11 Amendments to discuss and ONLY Billions to waste

    03/17/2009 8:05:45 PM PDT · by joygrace · 60 replies · 3,678+ views
    The Whipping Post, Republican Whip Office ^ | March 17, 2009, 10:25pm | Rep. Eric Cantor
    WEDNESDAY, MARCH 18, 2009. Anticipated Floor Schedule On Wednesday, the House will meet at 10:00 a.m. for legislative business. Last votes expected: Afternoon..(snip) H.R. 1388 - GIVE, (Generations Invigorating Volunteerism and Education Act (Structured Rule) (Sponsored by Rep. McCarthy (NY) / Education and Labor Committee) The rule provides for ONE HOUR of general debate and makes in order the following amendments:
  • H.R. 1388 GIVE ACT, Hidden Billions, to be Voted tomorrow

    03/17/2009 5:16:28 PM PDT · by joygrace · 33 replies · 3,474+ views
    Congressional Budget Office ^ | March 17, 2009 | Peter Fontaine, Ass. Dir.Budget Analysis
    “H.R. 1388 would amend and reauthorize programs established under the National and Community Service Act of 1990 (NCSA) and the Domestic Volunteer Service Act of 1973 (DVSA). Assuming appropriation of the estimated amounts, CBO estimates that implementing the bill would cost $481 million in 2010 and about $6 billion over the 2010-2014 period.Enacting the bill would not affect direct spending or receipts. H.R. 1388 contains no intergovernmental mandates as defined in the Unfunded Mandates Reform Act (UMRA) and would impose no costs on state, local, or tribal governments.H.R. 1388 contains no private-sector mandates as defined in UMRA. ESTIMATED COST TO...
  • H.R.1388- Mandatory Youth Service Bill (Daily Congressional)

    03/17/2009 11:12:50 AM PDT · by mnehring · 43 replies · 3,598+ views
    HR 1388 hits the House floor on Tuesday. It is named the Generations Invigorating Volunteerism and Education Act (The Give Act.) The House is scheduled to Rule this week. Sponsored by Democrat Representative Carolyn McCarthy (NY), Education and Labor Committee. The objective is to reauthorize and reform the national service laws. From the Misc. section, #6104: (6) Whether a workable, fair, and reasonable mandatory service requirement for all able young people could be developed, and how such a requirement could be implemented in a manner that would strengthen the social fabric of the Nation and overcome civic challenges by bringing...