Tuesday, March 31, 2009

Congress expands AmeriCorps volunteer program

I wrote about it HERE last week.

As soon as the "Chief Occupier" returns from making friends with the European Socialist he will sign the bill to begin the Youth Corp which has too much resemblance to Germany 1938 Youth Corp.

The House voted 275-149 Tuesday for a $5.7 billion bill that triples positions in the Clinton-era AmeriCorps (Remember now , it’s all for the good of the children.) program, its largest expansion since the agency's creation in 1993, and establishes a fund to help nonprofit organizations recruit and manage more volunteers.

Congress was sending the bill to President Barack Obama, who often cites his years as a Chicago community organizer for giving him his political start. Obama has made national service programs a high priority. His budget proposal calls for more than $1.1 billion for the programs, an increase of more than $210 million. (Guess where the funding is coming from?? A Senate defense committee chairman says Pentagon budget will include large, painful cuts. Senate Armed Services Committee Chairman Carl Levin said Tuesday that major program cuts will not be pushed off until the 2011 budget.)

The bill provides for gradually increasing the size of AmeriCorps to 250,000 enrollees over eight years.( Sounds to me like the “chief occupier” is planning on staying for awhile)

We've got to have a civilian national security force that's just as powerful, just as strong, just as well-funded." Barack Obama

Brave New World: "A really efficient totalitarian state would be one in which the all-powerful executive of political bosses and their army of managers control a population of slaves who do not have to be coerced because they love their servitude. To make them love it is the task assigned... to ministries of propaganda, newspaper editors and schoolteachers."Aldous Huxley


Anonymous said...

And where are our "intrepid Republican leaders" while all this is going on? I've heard not one peep from them!! Certainly they aren't going along with all this mess!!!

Old Rose

Jeff Dreibus said...


The "Blueshirts" are already on the march!

Out of all of the things which The One has done, this bothers me the most. He has given the program the acronym G.I.V.E. (for "Generations Involved in Volunteerism and Education" or something close to that). The boys in the program essentially pledge their gratitude to Obama for his "inspiration", chant and even have their own special "Obama salute" -- sound familiar?

Scares the livin' hell out of me . . .

Remain vigilant.

Jeff Dreibus

Bubba said...

All in all, it's just another brick in The Wall.

Pretty soon, The Wall will be so big that nothing will tear it down.

Jeff Dreibus said...

Old Rose,

Wanna bet?

The spineless jellyfish are probably wetting their britches because they can't decide whether it will be worse for them to oppose the coming strongman regime or roll over and capitulate with it.

Our salvation (if it is to be found) will not come from anyone identifying himself as a "Republican".

Worthless bunch of wimps.

Jeff Dreibus

Ticker said...

Rose you can see the vote on the link provided House voted 275-149. I didn't see but a few so called Republicans that voted for the bill and they were the usual suspects.

Brenda Bowers said...

The GIVE Act has since passed in the Senate, 79-19. As can bee seen quite a few of our Republican Senators rolled over.

It is the American way to vote our leaders in or out of office rather than forcibly remove them. A whole lot of damage can be done in 4 years. In fact, in four years a large nation can be subdued. Believe it! Will Americans awaken in time to violently revolt? I really don't know. I do however feel that violence is what it will take to remove Obama. He is after-all setting up his own army now to be made up of intercity thugs. Remember the voting precincts that were "guarded" by thugs during the election so that only the "right" people were let in to vote? BB

Ticker said...

Brenda,could you provide us the link for the Senate vote. We will then have both the House and Senate votes so that we can ascertain those who will be cast aside when we vote again.

Jeff Dreibus said...

If any of you think that my comparisons to Reichstag Germany are spurious, I beg you to read a very old work of fiction by Sinclair Lewis titled "It Can't Happen Here".

Published in 1937 while Hitler's power was still on the rise, it offered a plausible scenario of how the same thing could happen in America. The similarities between that book and recent events is truly frightening -- but please find a paperback copy, scan it and decide on your own whether reality is now imitating art.

I'll give you a hint about one such similarity: the fictional new "president" (dictator) enlisted poorly-educated young men who felt disenfranchised in America into a brutal civilian paramilitary force similar to Germany's Brownshirts.

Strictly coincidence, I am certain, but I seem to recall that the color of their uniforms was blue . . .

Jeff Dreibus

Anonymous said...

I honestly do not know how much longer I can continue to use the word "disgusted" without running the risk of losing your attention.

I too wonder where the GOP is. I read their "plan for economic recovery," and it is a mish-mash of bull tacos and socialist ideology. Again, they are pandering to the ill-informed electorate. But it was, after all, an exercise in futility. The Marxists are in charge.

But I wish to go on the record here. If this crap continues past the 2010 election, I do not feel we will ever get our country back. Again, where is the GOP? And where is our assertiveness, as a people, that we've had enough of Obama's hope for America?