Obama’s Bigger US Service “Army”

Isn’t the point to volunteering to volunteer?

    The service law expands ways for students and seniors to earn money for college through their volunteer work

    Calling on Americans to volunteer, President Barack Obama signed a $5.7 billion national service bill Tuesday that triples the size of the AmeriCorps service program over the next eight years and expands ways for students to earn money for college…

    Some Republicans complain it is too costly and is an unnecessary intrusion by government into something Americans already do eagerly and in great numbers – helping their neighbors and communities.

    The legislation provides for gradually increasing the size of the Clinton-era AmeriCorps to 250,000 enrollees from its current 75,000.

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