March 26, 2009

Republicans roll over on Obamajugend program
On the march in America

Says the DC Examiner,

To begin with, the legislation threatens the voluntary nature of Americorps by calling for consideration of “a workable, fair, and reasonable mandatory service requirement for all able young people.” It anticipates the possibility of requiring “all individuals in the United States” to perform such service – including elementary school students. The bill also summons up unsettling memories of World War II-era paramilitary groups by saying  the new program should “combine the best practices of civilian service with the best aspects of military service,” while establishing “campuses” that serve as “operational headquarters,” complete with “superintendents” and “uniforms” for all participants. It allows for the elimination of all age restrictions in order to involve Americans at all stages of life. And it calls for creation of “a permanent cadre” in a “National Community Civilian Corps.”
But that’s not all. The bill also calls for “youth engagement zones” in which “service learning” is “a mandatory part of the curriculum in all of the secondary schools served by the local educational agency.” This updated form of voluntary community service is also to be “integrated into the science, technology, engineering and mathematics curricula” at all levels of schooling.

Only 14 Senate GOPers voted against this fascist bullshit.  The GOP remains utterly, utterly worthless.

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March 13, 2009

18% of American wealth disappears

Obama administration said to be dissatisfied, wanted to be at 25% at this time.

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March 05, 2009

Can you say bank run?

*Everyone groans: Baaaaank ruuuuuuun*
Very good!  See, I knew you could do it!

Oh, and the reason I'm saying this is that the FDIC is heading toward insolvency.  Have a nice day!


BTW, here's what a trillion dollars cash looks like.

(h/t Allah, *Sorry Vinty, too interesting not to link!)

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March 02, 2009

BTW, you can probably kiss the missile defense program goodbye

Because if we're gonna hand out tens (hundreds?) of trillions in goodie bags to try and buy votes, we're gonna have to cut back on other things, and defense systems are probably going to be one of them.

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