Monday, August 4, 2008

Obama's "Blueprint for Change"

In comments to her post, Breda said I'd need a barf bag. Good lord she wasn't kidding. Obama's "Blueprint" lays out some specifics that are quite frankly insane and include the creation of a bunch of new government "trust funds" and other bureacratic nightmares.

I haven't done more than skim the thing, so I can't go into detail yet. But Jesus, if he didn't scare you before he will after reading that "Blueprint for Change."

Here's just a small snippet from his "blueprint." I love the last section on his "Plan for Universal Voluntary Public Service." It goes on to say,

"Require 100 Hours of Service in College: Obama will establish a new American Opportunity Tax Credit that's worth $4,000 a year in exchange for 100 hours of public service a year."

Yeah, because Obama thinks America needs more volunteering, so the obvious way to make that happen is to REQUIRE people to volunteer. We've got terms for paid work and for forced labor, and neither have anything to do with "volunteering." And honestly, volunteer organizations would rather not take people who don't want to be there.

2 comments:

Anonymous said...

include the creation of a bunch of new government "trust funds" and other bureacratic nightmares.

I just about gag every time I see the the word "government" and the term "trust fund" paired together. It truely is an oxymoron.

I believe the correct term would be "government slush fund".

Mike W. said...

Thomas - Yeah, "trust fund" implies the money will be there years from now........just look at social security, medicare, and medicaid.