Wednesday, April 01, 2009


"Teddy Integrity's" Paid Volunteer Bill Approved by House

The New York Times calls the Edward M. Kennedy Serve America Act the "largest expansion of government-sponsored service programs since President John F. Kennedy first called for the creation of a national community service corps in 1963." And when the NYT says that, you know we're talking a level of wasted taxpayer dollars that boggles the mind.

This piece of Democratic legislation brilliantly creates "paid volunteers" - a mythical beast once restricted to Democratic political campaigns - to allow for Americans to serve in their communities. Because, you know, that's something that we would never be able to do without the government's help...

The Tennessee delegation broke down pretty much the way you would expect - with one exception. In the House, the Republicans (Roe, Duncan, Wamp, Blackburn) voted against the bill, while the Democrats (Davis, Gordon, Tanner, Cohen, and Cooper) all voted for it. (So much for Lincoln Davis and John Tanner being "fiscally conservative.") In the Senate, the Tennessee delegation was split. Thanks to Senator Corker for being one of only 19 Senators - all Republicans - to vote against this unnecessary expansion of the federal government.

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Another name for paid volunteers is 'workers.' Paying ACORN and other leftist intimidation groups with taxpayer money doesn't bother the administration.. However if this were a conservative administration, the lefties would still be howling over this.
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