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Rahm is Obama's 'Karl Rove' equivelent...
Originally posted by JacKatMtn
Although my candidate did not succeed in his campaign for the Presidency, I will give the new administration the benefit of the doubt, I am actually more concerned with what Pelosi and Reid and the crew at the Capitol have planned for the citizens..
Originally posted by eventHorizon
reply to post by mybigunit
just for your knowledge, Rahm Emmanuel is not a dual citizen.
please stop spreading disinfo.
Wiki on Emanuel Rahm
Originally posted by MetatronCubensis
This Rahm guy is seriously disturbed. The 'knife incident' is just crazy. He helped ram NAFTA and the AWB through under Clinton. He's also one of the biggest recipients of wall street money in Congress. He's going to be all for the Obama Youth. Here's a nifty quote from a book he co-authored titled The Plan: Big Ideas For America. "It’s time for a real Patriot Act that brings out the patriot in all of us. We propose universal civilian service for every young American. Under this plan, All Americans between the ages of eighteen and twenty-five will be asked to serve their country by going through three months of basic training, civil defense preparation and community service. Here’s how it would work. Young people will know that between the ages of eighteen and twenty-five, the nation will enlist them for three months of civilian service. They’ll be asked to report for three months of basic civil defense training in their state or community, where they will learn what to do in the event of biochemical, nuclear or conventional attack; how to assist others in an evacuation; how to respond when a levee breaks or we’re hit by a natural disaster. These young people will be available to address their communities’ most pressing needs. Emanuel and co-author Bruce Reed insist "this is not a draft," but go on to write of young men and women, "the nation will enlist them for three months of civilian service." They also warn, "some Republicans will squeal about individual freedom," ruling out any likelihood that they would let people opt out of universal citizen service. As chief of staff, Emanuel will not be in a position to directly introduce public policy, but his enthusiasm for compulsory service, combined with Barack Obama’s own plan to require high school students to perform 50 hours of government-approved service, suggest an unfortunate direction for the new administration." I bet Israel is rejoicing now that they have a man in the white house.
Originally posted by MetatronCubensis
reply to post by HunkaHunka
You're kidding, right? This Rahm character wants to turn the US into Israel! Do you see any connection here to Hitler's brown shirts or Mussolini's black shirts? Just curious.
Originally posted by HunkaHunka
I'm all for this. 3 months of civic training during the ages of 18 and 25 is exactly what this country needs to ensure future generations have a built in readiness for the threats we will be facing. As for personal freedoms, I believe that 3 months of civic training is not any more an infringment on my rights than the compulsion to be be in school from k-12. Do you know why education is mandated by the gov, regardless of administration? Because an Educated population has been proven to be a more affluent population and healthier population.
This simply adds one more layer of preparedness onto our children and grandchildren. At the same time, like education, it helps ensure our liberties.
He left the White House to accept a well-paid position at Dresdner Kleinwort investment bank in Chicago, where he worked from 1999 to 2002 and reportedly earned US$18 million. Emanuel was named to the Board of Directors for the Federal Home Loan Mortgage Corporation ("Freddie Mac") by then President Bill Clinton in 2000. He resigned from the board in 2001 when he ran for congress. 
Open Secrets reports that Rahm Emanuel "was the top House recipient in the 2008 election cycle of contributions from hedge funds, private equity firms and the larger securities/investment industry