Thursday, March 26, 2009

GIVE and SERVE Acts: George Soros Gets His Own Bonus

Maybe it's just me, but I find federal legislation titled "The GIVE Act" and "The SERVE Act" downright creepy. Even more troubling: the $6 billion price tag on these bipartisan bills to expand government-funded national service efforts…The volunteerism packages on the Hill are less about promoting effective charity than about creating make-work, permanent bureaucracies and left-wing slush funds…To Give and to Serve the $6 Billion National Service Boondoggle,, Michelle Malkin, 3/25/09

Delivered as promised last summer by candidate Obama to a gathering that included George Soros.

Social Innovation Fund and Volunteer Generation Fund -- $50 million in 2010; $60 million in 2011; $70 million in 2012; $80 million in 2013; and $100 million in 2014…Social Innovation Fund? If that sounds familiar, it should. I reported last fall on the Democratic Party platform's push to fund a "Social Investment Fund Network" [See below – Ed.] that would reward "social entrepreneurs and leading nonprofit organizations" and "support results-oriented innovators." It is essentially a special taxpayer-funded pipeline for radical liberal groups backed by billionaire George Soros that masquerade as public-interest do-gooders… Those who have watched…are all too familiar with how government volunteerism programs have been used for propaganda and political purposes. AmeriCorps "volunteers" have been put to work lobbying against the voter-approved three-strikes anti-crime initiative in California and protesting Republican political events while working for the already heavily tax-subsidized liberal advocacy group ACORN…(To Give and To Serve…Malkin, cont’d)

You gotta give the guy credit. He said he was gonna do it and he did it. But, what sort of politics legislates monies to be used to advocate a one party government’s program?

Do you have to ask?


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