The Obama Youth Corps

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Here’s an utterly ludicrous statement from Barack Obama that’s flown under the radar so far; he is planning a “civilian national security force” that is as powerful and well-funded as the US military.

Obama promised to increase AmeriCorps slots from 75,000 to 250,000 and pledged to double the size of the Peace Corps by 2011. …

Obama had first outlined many of the proposals he talked about Wednesday during appearances in Iowa last December.

“We cannot continue to rely only on our military in order to achieve the national security objectives that we’ve set,” he said Wednesday. “We’ve got to have a civilian national security force that’s just as powerful, just as strong, just as well funded.”

Notice that he also says he plans to increase the size of the active military.

Is he even aware that the Department of Defense’s current base budget is close to $500 billion? Obama is going to create a civilian force with this level of funding and equipment? To do what?

(Hat tip: Exurban League.)

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