Office Of Social Innovation Is Now Official

Yes folks, since there are not enough non-profits already, since this administration obviously knows better than ayone how best to organize a recruiting effort, and since…

…well, since there is $50 million in spare tax dollars lying around we are now happy to announce the Office of Social Innovation and Civic Participation

..Civic Participation? Oh, yes. That whole mandatory volunteering thing. The new office will be spearheaded by none other than Sonal Shah, of the… well… I am not really sure who, but she once ran the global arm of Google so she must be knowledgeable and energetic and on board with the whole capitalism, free market thing…

…except that she is, actually, pretty anti-west and whose father was one of the more extreme Hindu folks around. Not that he would have any influence on his daughter, so I won’t say guilt by association, though her continued anti-American speeches meant to rile up the youth of India are a bit disconcerting.

As well, this ‘Social Innovation Fund’ brought about by the Edward M. Kennedy Serve America Act- remember that? No? Again, that whole mandatory volunteering thing in all of its 1000+ pages of glory, mentions the Youth Villages…

..what are those? Oh. yes. I remember. That is the long-ago mentioned civilian security force that is funded as well as the military to help provide protection to American citizens.

Didn’t Al Capone and other mobsters like him offer something much similar to people? Nice to know the mob is alive and well and serving in our hallowed congressional halls.

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The Real Cost Of Free

Socialism.

Some in the media have no issue using the term; Rush, Hannity, Beck, and others have called our current administration socialist and borderline communist. As pointed out by Michelle Malkin, however, 53% of Americans believe that capitalism is better than socialism. 53%. That is a scary number. I mean, do people not realize just how much things will cost us when the government begins to provide all services and necessities?

One need only look around the world to see just how this works. Look at some of the best examples of this system:

  • Canada – average wait time from getting a referral from a general practitioner to receiving a treatment was 17.3 weeks in 2008
  • France – a system of compulsory, employer-based insurance, for instance, is the third most expensive in the world (behind Switzerland and the U.S.) and runs a regular deficit, despite the fact that French citizens pay an effective 18.8% income tax for their health coverage
  • U.K. – While single-payer systems have proven comparatively more successful at controlling costs, this has come at the expense of high-quality patient care. All of these systems are characterized by waiting lists and other forms of rationing.

Statistics are out there. This is just Health care. What will be the cost of other FREE services that are going to be given?

FREE money for college if you volunteer- which is paying you to volunteer and which is being looked at to become mandatory.

FREE energy. OK, not FREE, but forcing you to be energy efficient; using less gas, buying a more expensive hybrid vehicle, making your home more energy efficient – all worthwhile, but costing much more out of pocket.

FREE money in the form of a ‘refundable tax credit. How can you get a tax cut if you never pay taxes in the first place? If you get a refund of all or more of your annual assessed tax, you don’t pay taxes. For example, while deployed in the Navy, I was in a tax free zone. That year, I got a huge return, bit paid hardly any income tax. That was because of all of the ‘credits’ I was able to claim. I paid no tax that year. How many are like me, that received a return greater than the amount of income tax paid? And, of course, who is footing the bill for those getting extra money back?

Are we getting the picture? Getting stuff for free is not going to be free. I imagine it is going to be more expensive than we think.

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Paid Volunteerism Is Here

We cannot have folks, young or old, just sitting idly by. After all, there is much great work that needs to be done. because of that grave statistic, you know, the one that says we are not a great country that WILLINGLY donates our time and energy for FREE in order to help others.

No, government sees through our smoke-and-mirrors and picks out the truth; the truth that we are an arrogant and undeserving country that has let itself go to waste. We have let our children down. We no longer promote the true American values- the ones that say every person has a right to life, liberty, a house, free education, free health care and your neighbor’s car.

Because we have no clue what is right for ourselves, Uncle Nanny will now let us know where we need to VOLUNTEER and how much we will get PAID to do so. It is a piddly little $6 BILLION dollars, but hey, Glorious Leader slashed $100 million yesterday, so it all works out in the wash, right? I find it ironic that those who promoted openness, free speech, help for the little guy, tolerance, etc, are hell bent on forcing everyone to do and think like they do.

Welcome to the USSA.

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It Moved! Tax It!

The last vestige of true capitalism is under attack. Because state governments cannot manage their own budgets, because they refuse to cut back their spending and, instead, want to find new and innovative ways to squeeze even more money from the taxpayers, the Internet is now being looked at for new sources of revenue. I think the worst part would be just what tax rate will they use? After all, different states have different rates. What if the site is located overseas? Scary stuff, letting the corrupt-o-crats get involved.

I hope Al Gore does not get upset by this. He has been under considerable stress lately, what with the lack of global warming and all.

I am really curious as to just how screwed up our online experiences will become after the likes of Ried and Pelosi get their corrupt fingers in the pie.

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GIVE Until It Hurts

Update: Glorious Leader brings new fruit to bear!

[H/T: Bungalow Bill]
I can here it now. behind the closed and protected doors of the White House Oval Office comes the wrod, directly from Rahmbo himself.
“Phase one is nearing completion, sir.”

With the union in economic turmoil, congressional losers leaders screaming to the media about AIG and the horrific, unfair, dastardly deed they are doing by giving the promised bonuses to leaders and everyone focused in on the erupting melee, little to nothing is being said about the passage of Glorious Leader’s Youth Indoctrination Program.

As reported by FOX News:

The legislation, slated to cost $6 billion over five years, would create 175,000 “new service opportunities” under AmeriCorps, bringing the number of participants in the national volunteer program to 250,000. It would also create additional “corps” to expand the reach of volunteerism into new sectors, including a Clean Energy Corps, Education Corps, Healthy Futures Corps and Veterans Service Corps, and it expands the National Civilian Community Corps to focus on additional areas like disaster relief and energy conservation.

But the bill’s opponents — and there are only a few in Congress — say it could cram ideology down the throats of young “volunteers,” many of whom could be forced into service since the bill creates a “Congressional Commission on Civic Service.”

The bipartisan commission will be tasked with exploring a number of topics, including “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.”

Welcome to the great Socialist Experiment. All hail Glorious Leader.

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Money Money Money Money

If your head is not swimming over the recent numbers being thrown about by Glorious Leader and his proletariat staff, just check these out:

I don’t know about you, but I think the plan is to use such mind boggling numbers that we all become numb and just zombie off into the sunset.

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