Saturday, November 8, 2008

Change... at change.gov

So The One's pretentious, campaign-ish website change.gov has a section for "America Serves". His plan was originally listed as:

Obama will call on citizens of all ages to serve America, by developing a plan to require 50 hours of community service in middle school and high school and 100 hours of community service in college every year.


It now reads:

Obama will call on citizens of all ages to serve America, by setting a goal that all middle school and high school students do 50 hours of community service a year and by developing a plan so that all college students who conduct 100 hours of community service receive a universal and fully refundable tax credit ensuring that the first $4,000 of their college education is completely free.


Emphasis mine, for the slow witted.

How's that for change? The college kids go from a hundred hours of no cost to the government indentured servitude to a $4,000 "refundable tax" credit? And when they use the phrase "refundable" in Washington, it means the "tax payer" gets it, even if they paid ZERO taxes. Yes, THAT kind of "refund".

2 comments:

Eric said...

Hope and change...depending on which way the wind's blowing.

xformed said...

First the tax credit to bring them in...next the Fed Govt "withholding" funds for the district that can't show how successful...or by being more "nuanced" by connecting levels of "funding" to the hours accumulated.

It's how the Federal System has come to be able to override the premise of States Rights.