Saturday, November 08, 2008

Scratch That - Will $40 Bucks an Hour be Enough?

Update: It seems that the Obama camp has updated their website, and so required volunteerism has been replaced by goals and plans. Of course, the abysmal policies of the last eight years under George W. Bush have left the volunteerism of our youth in such a state that it looks like a volunteerism stimulus package will be required.

The revised statement now reads:

...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.

So we've now gone from, um, inspiring volunteerism to paying $40/hr to pick up trash at soccer fields. That's quite a change in 24 hours.

Who says the next generation are a bunch of slackers?

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2 comments:

Tom Van Dyke said...

$40 an hour for unskilled labor? Those slackers who voted for Obama ain't as slack as we thought.

Matt Huisman said...

Actually, I'm beginning to come around on this one. If Obama can hold the line here and prevent a college loan bailout, I'll be impressed.