Today Obama singed a bill that triples the size of the AmeriCops service program. The was bill championed by Ted Kennedy (D-MA) and Orrin Hatch (R-UT) and named after the democrat senator of Chappaquiddick fame.
From My Way News:
The service law expands ways for students and seniors to earn money for college through their volunteer work. It aims to foster and fulfill people’s desire to make a difference, such as by mentoring children, cleaning up parks or buildings and weatherizing homes for the poor.
Bolstering voluntary public service programs has been a priority of Obama, who credits his work as a community organizer in his early 20s for giving him direction in life. The president cited his work in Chicago as an example of how one person can make a difference.
“All that’s required on your part is a willingness to make a difference,” Obama said. “That’s the beauty of it; everybody can do it.”
In a symbolic gesture, Obama, Michelle Obama, and former president Bill Clinton planted trees at a national park in northeast Washington, during which Obama joked:
“Somebody forgot my boots…”
Perhaps one of your brown shirt, Obama youth borrowed them?
AmeriCorps volunteers receive roughly $12,000 for 10 months worth of work. Apparently, the liberal statists are redefining the word volunteer which Merriam Webster defines as:
1: a person who voluntarily undertakes or expresses a willingness to undertake a service: as a: one who enters into military service voluntarily b (1): one who renders a service or takes part in a transaction while having no legal concern or interest (2): one who receives a conveyance or transfer of property without giving valuable consideration.
Some Republicans oppose funding the bill, which passed congress last month, complaining that,
it is too costly and is an unnecessary intrusion by government into something Americans already do eagerly and in great numbers – helping their neighbors and communities.
I wonder how many of those complaining spoke out against the bill’s passage?
God help us!