Are you ready to "Serve" as a National Slave under Obama? Are you ready to have your middle school and high school children serve 50 hours and 100 hours of community service, required, for American Service? Obama is planning on this according to his Change.Gov website. Nothing like child slavery.
One thing to remember while reading this is that the United States Constitution, Amendment 13 specifically states:
1. Neither slavery nor involuntary servitude, except as a punishment for crime where of the party shall have been duly convicted, shall exist in the United States, or any place subject to their jurisdiction.
Of course, if Obama
throws out changes the Constitution, as he has said he wants, then the above will be irreverent. And a violation of your children's civil rights is obviously unimportant.
Best quote I heard today was from a veteran, "Sorry Barry. After 28 years in the US Navy, I'm retired."
"When you choose to serve -- whether it's your nation, your community or simply your neighborhood -- you are connected to that fundamental American ideal that we want life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness not just for ourselves, but for all Americans. That's why it's called the American dream."
From the Change.Gov website on "America Serves"
The Obama Administration will call on Americans to serve in order to meet the nation's challenges. President-Elect Obama will expand national service programs like AmeriCorps and Peace Corps and will create a new Classroom Corps to help teachers in underserved schools, as well as a new Health Corps, Clean Energy Corps, and Veterans Corps. Obama will call on citizens of all ages to serve American, by developing a plan to require 50 hours of community service in middle school and high school and 100 hours of community service in college every year. Obama will encourage retiring Americans to serve by improving programs available for individuals over age 55, while at the same time promoting youth programs such as Youth Build and Head Start.
"Your own story and the American story are not separate - they are shared. And they will both be enriched if we stand up together, and answer a new call to service to meet the challenges of our new century... I won't ask for your vote as a candidate; I will ask for your service and your active citizenship when I am president of the United States. This will not be a call issued in one speech or program; this will be a cause of my presidency." - Obama, December 5, 2007
More from the "Service" part of "Change.gov"
■ Expand Corporation for National and Community Service: Obama and Binden will expand AmeriCorps from 75,000 today to 250,000... They will establish a Classroom Corps to help teachers and students, with a priority placed on underserved schools; a Health Corps to improve public health outreach; a Clean Energy Corps to conduct weatherization and renewable energy projects; a Veterans Corp to assist veterans at hospitals, nursing homes and homeless shelters; and a Homeland Security Corps to help communities plan, prepare for and respond to emergencies.
■ Engaging Retiring Americans in Service on a Large Scale: Older Americans have a wide range of skills and knowledge to contribute. Obama and Biden will expand and improve programs that connect individuals over the age of 55 to quality volunteer opportunities.
■ For the 100 hours of service while in college, there will be a new American Opportunity Tax Credit worth $4,000 a year (That's $40 bucks an hour). Obviously not available for "regular" taxpaying Americans and obviously no perks for middle or high school students other than the below YouthBuild.
■ 50,000 low-income young people will be part of the YouthBuild program, using them to build affordable housing in their communities while giving them a chance to learn construction job skills thus if you are in construction, say bye bye to possible new projects.
So basically in summary, once the economy stabilizes, taxes will go up, there will be free opportunities for the younger crowd, with expectations of Veterans who have already served their country to "volunteer" , and we the average taxpayer will foot the bill for all of Obama's new programs since there are tax breaks for those in college and those who are retired.
Oh yes, and lets not forget, that you can say bye by to your 401(k) funds too. Giving a $500 break per year per person in exchange for $80K+ in 401(k) money is a good deal... if you don't have a 401(k) otherwise, you need to live past 176 to get the same in return ($80K / 500 = 160 years + 16 years (legal age) = 176 years). Even at $40K, that's 96 years of age. At 20K, that's 56 years of age.
And don't forget that Obama also plans to use the IRS information it gets from banks to automate your income taxes via pre-filled forms that all you need to do is verify, sign and return.
I would fully expect the Obama Administration to focus on and manipulate that if you don't do your part in the service, then you are not American while I will continue to support the Constitution of the United States, while it lasts.
Welcome to Socialism folks.