Archive for the ‘volunteers’ Category

Federal Government Paying “Volunteers” To Teach Liberal Values

March 25, 2009

In the House, North Carolina Republican Virginia Foxx complained last week that legislation to expand the number of national service slots from 75,000 to 250,000 would be a waste of money.

“I think it’s important that we encourage volunteers,” she said. “But this is a paid job. This is a government-authorized charity.”

NPR

And she questioned the program’s effectiveness, especially at a cost of about $6 billion over five years.

In fact, AmeriCorps has been criticized for mismanagement in the past, although agency officials say they’ve fixed the problems. One year it enrolled 20,000 more volunteers than it had the money to pay for.

Read it all:
http://www.npr.org/templates/story/sto
ry.php?storyId=102280114&ft=1&f=1003

See Michelle Malkin:
http://michellemalkin.com/2009/03/2
5/to-give-and-to-serve-the-6-billion-n
ational-service-boondoggle/

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In a time of economic crisis, it seems almost unbelievable that we are considering the president’s current budget: which is packed with spending, debt and irresponsibility.

The Associate Press writes, “Obama’s budget has ignited a firestorm on Capitol Hill, with Republicans assailing it for record spending and budget deficits. Democrats are generally supportive, though some have sticker shock over the deficit figures.”

Read it all:
http://www.foxnews.com/politics/first100da
ys/2009/03/25/democrats-knife-obamas
-budget/

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President Obama failed to sell his budget plans to the American people

Iran bans activists from fighting Israel

January 8, 2009

Iran’s top leader has banned hard-line Iranian volunteers from leaving the country to carry out suicide bombings against Israel.

Jerusalem Post

Iran’s state television on Thursday quoted Ayatollah Ali Khamenei as saying that Iran can’t allow volunteers to cross its border and take military action against Israel. But he said Iran won’t spare any efforts to assist Hamas in other ways.

Hard-line Iranian student groups asked the government to authorize volunteers to go carry out suicide bombings in Israel in response to the IDF assault on the Gaza Strip.

Iran is Hamas’s main backer, though the country denies sending weapons to the Islamic terrorist movement.

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00&pagename=JPost%2FJPArticle%2FShowFull

Iran Claims 70,000 Volunteer to Fight Israel

January 6, 2009

More than 70,000 Iranian students have volunteered to carry out suicide bombings against Israel, Iran’s state news agency reported Monday, but President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad has not responded to their request for permission.

Volunteer suicide groups have made similar requests in the past and the government never responded, giving the campaigns more of the feel of propaganda.

According to the official IRNA news agency, hardline student leader Esmaeil Ahmadi said the students want to fight Israel in support of Hamas, Gaza’s Islamic militant rulers.

Related:
Iran Behind Hamas, Hezbollah, Key Israelis, Others Say

Read the rest:
http://www.foxnews.com/story/0,293
3,476206,00.html

An Iranian hardliner wears a headband reading "Martyrdom" ... 
An Iranian hardliner wears a headband reading “Martyrdom” as he stands in front of a picture of Al-Aqsa mosque during a rally in Tehran to condemn the Israeli attacks on Gaza, December 30, 2008.REUTERS/Morteza Nikoubazl (IRAN)