Michele Bachmann Still Cuckoo For Cocoa Puffs
Minnesota Congresswoman Michele Bachmann says Ted Kennedy’s Serve America Act will actually function as re-education camps for young people. Bachmann, whose most recent media foray had her alarmed that President Obama is taking away our rights, continues the fear-mongering.
I believe that there is a very strong chance that we will see that young people will be put into mandatory service. And the real concerns is that there are provisions for what I would call re-education camps for young people, where young people have to go and get trained in a philosophy that the government puts forward and then they have to go to work in some of these politically-correct forums.
What it actually does is encourage and promote volunteerism for all sectors of society.
The Serve America Act would dramatically increase funding for AmeriCorps and other volunteer programs, including those for seniors and veterans. It also establishes a goal of expanding from 75,000 government-supported volunteers to 250,000. It also would increase education funding and establish a summer service program for students, paying $500 (which would be applied to college costs) to high-school and middle-school students who participate.
But not according to Bachmann, who spoke on Minnesota’s KTLK (h/t Think Progress):
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