Saturday, November 8, 2008

Nice Work If You Can Get It!

One thing, the Obama presidency will apparently have it's funny aspects.

Many people have commented on the President-Elect's mandatory "Requirement" for college students to perform community service:

"Obama will call on citizens of all ages to serve America, 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."

That was what Obama's webpage said until reactions to this rather fascistic program forced his disciples to change it. But what the proposal also says is those consripted students will get a tax credit of $4,000 for 100 hours of "community service"--$40 per hour! Nice work if you can get it! (I wonder what our troops earn?)

The whole issue, including the original proposal, the changed proposal removing the "required" clause, and the $40 per hour for "work" done by a cllege student is covered at "NewsBusters."

H/T "View From the Right"

Posted by Gibbons J. Cooney

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

A fine idea unless the community service turns out to be community organizing in the style of Saul Alinski.