Today Bush celebrated Volunteerism calling“for people to do
more of it. And there’s plenty of opportunities to find out where you
can volunteer. You can go, for example, on the USAFreedomCorps.gov web
page and you can find programs close to you that will give you an
opportunity to follow your heart.” (BTW Don’t bother with their link as it doesn’t work)
Well opportunities grow less each year.Think Progress has the details on Bush’s committment to AmeriCorps which is one of those opportunities. In ’03 he signed off on legislation which cut the program’s operating budget by 30%. Bush’s budgets proposed cuts to the program in ’04, ’06, ’07 and ’08.
Bush certainly isn’t putting the bucks where his mouth is but then bear in mind the mouth as Yes Indeed! looks back at this moment which wasn’t exactly Kennedy-esque in its call for us to do…errr something. He did inspire the crowd to laugh at him though…