Guess we're not getting the draft back after all.

Sweetness & Light has the details: short version is that the “Office of the President-Elect”…

Ye gods and little fishes.

…was originally talking about how we were going to have mandatory service requirements for teenagers and college students and so forth. Apparently, somebody pointed out the minor detail that throwing kids in jail or fining their parents because they didn’t want to work in a food pantry wasn’t exactly telegenic, so they quietly changed the language to make it voluntary and tossed in a free tax credit to keep the college kids happy.

How happy they’ll be when the colleges promptly find a way to boost their tuition by the same amount is, of course, up in the air.

Via Hot Air