Monday, April 27, 2009

Forced "Volunteerism" in America...

It's quite easy to see exactly what Barack Obama has in mind; all you need to do is put together two news stories, just a few days apart, and sit back and look at the picture.

And it ain't pretty. It's the forced servitude of American youth to Barack's government machine. Let's look at story one, back on April 21st - Obama's expansion of Americorps:

President Obama on Tuesday became the latest Democratic president to emulate John F. Kennedy’s call for national service as he signed legislation to triple the size of the Americorps program and called on Americans to volunteer time to improve their communities.

The new law authorizes the increase of Americorps to 250,000 positions from 75,000 by the year 2017, increases its education subsidies and creates a reserve of Americorps veterans to mobilize in disaster zones. To begin paying for it, Obama proposed $1.1 billion for Americorps in his budget plan, a 25 percent increase over last year.

So he's planning for an expected increase in volunteerism by 175,000 people over the next eight years. Where are they going to come from? Why will people flock to Americorps?

Maybe story two will provide a clue - April 24th:

President Barack Obama on Friday renewed his call for the government to stop backing private loans to college students and replace them with direct government loans to young people, a challenge to a decades-old program....

The president's proposal would switch the federal student loan system entirely to direct lending from the government.

And there we have the source of Obama's hordes of "volunteers".

Want to go to college but, like most American kids, you need some financial help? Well, all student loans are now controlled by the government, and they'll be more than happy to give you a loan, but you'll need to give someting back to them first.

About a year of your life, by Obama's reckoning, to be spent tending to the sores on the skin of the unbathed, to prove that you are worthy of recieving a loan. It will have less to do on what your financial merits are and more to do with how you intend to serve The One. A year of slavery to liberalism as the price of going to school. That's Barack's America.

And how politicized will these loans become? Will they become harder to get in red states than blue? Will the soon-to-be broke government start to strictly means-test loans the way the Democrats test taxes, by assuming any family making over $100K is "rich" and thus not worthy of loans?

No, folks, this is the way it's gonna be. Why else would Obama look to scuttle a loan program that is enoumously popular and enoumously successful? Because it's nto controlled by him, and he can't use it to control anybody else.

That's about to "change"...

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