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He Will Make You Work!

Obama endorses the idea of forcing students to volunteer for community service, which Bitter explains will make it a lot harder to people, like myself, who worked while going to school to help pay for it.  Yeah, there’s nothing like forced labor to create a sense of national community, let me tell you.

4 Responses to “He Will Make You Work!”

  1. BobG says:

    Involuntary servitude? From a black politician? WTF?
    I thought the Thirteenth Amendment covered that sort of thing.

  2. Kathy says:

    Did you read the text of his speech?

    Of course George W. Bush has this as a goal as well. You meet it, you get a lovely bronze pin.

    The only federal assistance tied to anything is for school districts to develop programs. I see the $4,000 tax credit at the college level as an incentive rather than a hindrance.

    And the Energy Corps sound a lot like the Conservation Corps. I’m not sure if that is a good or bad thing.

  3. DirtCrashr says:

    The whole youth job market is going to collapse under the weight of externally forced servitude. More jobless yout’s hangin’ around the Projects while the College Kidz get sent-down for Criticism-Self-Criticism exercises in the ReEducation Work-camps during the Great Hope Change Forward…

  4. JKB says:

    It is one thing for the President to promote community service but another to coerce it. True, the tax credit for college is more incentive but his other idea is to incentivize the local school system to force students to volunteer just to get a high school diploma.

    Obama also seems to be bound up on the government programs. What about volunteering at your church’s community outreach or volunteering to help out at NRA gun safety courses for kids and teenagers. Inner city kids could really use a NRA course. I had one long before I could touch a gun without an adult and to this day some 35 years later, I still can’t touch a firearm without clearing it to ensure it is unloaded.

    The CCC built a lot of projects in the thirties but did little to help end the economic woes. Rather than the government leaching funds from the economy to make work, it would have been better to contract for such work to businesses that would then invest in their enterprises and build future tax revenue from an ongoing enterprise. Other than some concrete structure or a mountain trail what was left when the Civilian Conservation Corps was disbanded? Certainly not a continuing source of jobs and tax dollars.

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