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Will you support

HR 1444, even with the mandatory wording? It appears that the mandatory / required wording was removed from the GIVE Act, but strangely reappears in HR1444. I am interested in how many people actually support mandatory service, even by our elderly?

 
QuinnMae

Asked by QuinnMae at 2:36 PM on May. 28, 2009 in Politics & Current Events

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  • my daughter will participate to get money for college. nothing wrong with that

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    There is absolutely NOTHING wrong with volunteering, but one should volunteer for selfless reasons and out of the goodness of their hearts--not because there's something it in for them!

    If your daughter will be doing this to earn money for college, why can't she just WORK a regular job, and save her money for college, like the majority of college students have done for decades!

    I worry that when you voluntarily work for the government and the government is supposed to give you something in return, that the terms or requirements for "cashing in" on that payback are going to be rather steep--they're likely to change in time! At least when you take aout a college loan, you KNOW the terms of agreement and repayment schedule...with the government, who knows?!
    LoriKeet

    Answer by LoriKeet at 3:57 PM on May. 28, 2009

  • If it passes it will be challenged and then Sotomayor can uphold it on grounds that only latinas can truly understand what oppression is and this isn't oppression because it applies to white people too.
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 2:40 PM on May. 28, 2009

  • Whether a workable, fair, and reasonable mandatory service requirement for all able young people could be developed, and how such a requirement could be implemented in a manner that would strengthen the social fabric of the Nation and overcome civic challenges by bringing together people from diverse economic, ethnic, and educational backgrounds.


    Can someone define mandatory service requirement?

    grlygrlz2

    Answer by grlygrlz2 at 2:48 PM on May. 28, 2009

  • LOL, grly. I feel like I am playing the shell game. It was originally in the GIVE Act and when the public caught wind of it, somehow it disappeared. Now it reappears in something else. Gotta keep our eyes on them like toddlers in a pool.

    QuinnMae

    Answer by QuinnMae at 2:58 PM on May. 28, 2009

  • Can someone define mandatory service requirement?

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    Obama Youth (Corp)! :o(

    Now where in history as a "Youth Corp" been established by the leader of a country? Oh, yeah.....!!!!
    LoriKeet

    Answer by LoriKeet at 2:59 PM on May. 28, 2009

  • We won't be participating...period.

    You know this bill also calls for the establishing of a 4 yr institution (college) where our country's future leaders could be educated. Scary. Who knows who will be a leader when the kid heads off to college? Unless of course the governement starts deciding all of our careers..........
    yourspecialkid

    Answer by yourspecialkid at 3:10 PM on May. 28, 2009

  • No, won't participate, and millions of others won't be "mandatoried" into it, either.


    People around here don't really get into having their lives decided for them.

    mustbeGRACE

    Answer by mustbeGRACE at 3:15 PM on May. 28, 2009

  • You know this bill also calls for the establishing of a 4 yr institution (college) where our country's future leaders could be educated.

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    Aren't ALL colleges capable of turning out future leaders?! Just what KIND of leaders are they looking to turn out?! Obama Youth graduates?! ::shudders::
    LoriKeet

    Answer by LoriKeet at 3:15 PM on May. 28, 2009

  • Huh, where are all of the Obama supporters now? They usually come out in clusters to support volunteering. Weird.

    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 3:32 PM on May. 28, 2009

  • what is the mandatory wording? does it state that we are all going to be force to do community service?
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 3:35 PM on May. 28, 2009