http://wsws.org/articles/2008/sep2008/obam-s13.shtml http://www.hithimagain.com/2008/02/02/the-federal-plantation/ http://www.barackobama.com/issues/service/ Which goes against... Service hours are great. I fully encourage people to volunteer their time to the government or to organizations. I am an Eagle Scout and a lot of what we do is volunteer to help out. What I don't like is the federal government forcing people to volunteer their time. Yes, every school does require students to have service hours(AFAIK), but that is a requirement the school sets, not the government. Not to mention I have absolutely no idea where he is going to get $4,000 for every student for college...oh wait...taxes.