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S. 277, The Serve America Act (8 comments ↓ | 4 wiki edits: view article ↓)

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  • This bill, or a similar bill, was reintroduced in the current Congress as S. 1455, The Recovery Enhancement for Addiction Treatment Act.

S. 277 would amend the National and Community Service Act of 1990 to expand and improve opportunities for service.

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DEN

February 4, 2009, 8:26pm (report abuse)

Universal eduction?

It sounds like Hillary's free school for federal employees and the visa program for math students.

Universal education shouldn't be there. It's too political.

RedLeg

(logged-in user) March 30, 2009, 11:05am (report abuse)

This is just a clone of the Hitler Youth Corps (aka Brown Shirts)

Jim

(logged-in user) March 30, 2009, 11:48am (report abuse)

This is a needless and shameless expansion of gov't into the private sector. It is intended to undermine/control a perfectly fine private sector charitable network. Add to this Obama's tampering with tax deductibility of charitable donations, and the Obamanista plan is patently obvious.

Carol Rempfer

March 30, 2009, 1:04pm (report abuse)

Volunteerism in the United States has been/is alive and well. As stated in S. 277 \\\" to expand and improve opportunities for service\\\" There are a multitude of opportunities and no Federal intervention is needed or necessary.

dan

March 30, 2009, 8:42pm (report abuse)

its the same as the nazi youth corps created by hitler. WAKE UP PEOPLE!!!!!!! THE 2 PARTY SYSTEM IS BROKE ITS TIEM FOR A REVOLUTION.

Lauren Grindle

April 7, 2009, 12:08am (report abuse)

I am an Americorps member. I helped educated and tutor children. I built houses and playgrounds. The government did not tell me what I needed to do, it was individuals and communities that asked for my help. This national service expansion will inspire and motivate people to be empowered and engaged citizen. I wish more people did research into Americorps, it is really insulting to compare what we do to the nazi youth camps.

R Swapp

April 23, 2009, 3:35pm (report abuse)

Welcome to the USSA

Becky S.

May 2, 2009, 8:31am (report abuse)

Lauren, I respect your service and agree that volunteering is healthy. Before this bill, any American who wanted to do so could have volunteered wherever he chose. Now, our children are being forced to serve at a government-approved location. This bill represents yet another limitation on the freedoms we once enjoyed.

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