HOT UPDATE: Obama Requires You To Serve: H.R. 1388 (Mandatory Service?)

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UPDATE March 18

House Readies Passage of Volunteerism Bill Critics Call Forced Service
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.

The legislation, slated to cost $6 billion over five years.
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Appears to require individuals to give 3 years ‘service’

H.R.1388
GIVE Act (Introduced in House)
Beginning
March 9, 2009
`SEC. 3. SENSE OF CONGRESS.

`It is the sense of Congress that the number of participants in the programs authorized under subtitle C, including the Volunteers in Service to America (VISTA) and the National Civilian Community Corps (NCCC), should grow to reach 250,000 participants by 2014.’.
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Tea Party anyone after reading the above?

LINKS:

(1) “Administration Is Open to Taxing Health Benefits”

(2) Not To Say “I Told You So” But..

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6 comments on “HOT UPDATE: Obama Requires You To Serve: H.R. 1388 (Mandatory Service?)

  1. Well…I tried to tell many of you what he’d begin doing, but, you never listen. Get ready.

  2. I volunteered and worked hard for years,
    now I have very elderly parents to care for.
    Mr. Soetoro–you and Michelle need to
    start working! Better yet, show your records to prove you’re even eligible —millions of Americans believe
    you are NOT!

  3. Hm. I didn’t catch where it said “three years”. Only spot I saw that mentioned was where the programs that were applying for grants, had to around for three years. Something along those lines. Then again, I got fed up about halfway through and decided to finish it later. *rolls eyes*

    Either way, as someone who doesn’t believe that the government needs to have control over my child’s education (well, I don’t have children yet – but I’m thinking hypothetically and ethically here) .. the fact that the Commission that would be created by the Bill, has a purpose to consider whether or not mandatory service in schools is a good idea… disconcerts me.

    How does that affect those in private schools? Those being home schooled? Heck, what about the parents’ whose children are in public school, but who don’t want the government telling them what to do otherwise?

    *sigh*

    Hitler’s Youth, anyone?

  4. Hmmm. The definition of “Veteran” under this act excludes Reservists of all services, the National Guard components and the Marine Corps entirely.

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