I completely forgot about this proposal:
If you can’t see or get to the video, this was from a July 2nd stump in Colorado Springs. Commentary back in July on this from American Thinker:
Voters haven’t paid much attention to his “Service” plan because the old news media has ignored it. That will likely continue, even though Obama attached an approximate price tag to it in Colorado Springs. When Obama said that the “civilian national security force” would be just as “well-funded” as the Armed Forces, he stepped squarely into the giant sandbox and played with the big numbers. As the late Carl Sagan said, “billions and billions” of dollars.
In his entire life, Senator Obama has never managed an organization larger than a Senate staff, or that of a law school publication. And, he’s never operated a for-profit business or been responsible for any profit center within one. So, while words matter to Senator Obama, it’s not clear if math means anything to him at all.
Staggering. Let’s just hope that in the event of an Obama presidency, this doesn’t turn into some crude form of the Schutzstaffel. I doubt it, but stranger things have happened in history.