Did FEMA Create a Youth Army?<quoted text> Hell it doesn't even reduce spending. It reduces the increase in spending. Let's say you spent $100 last year on beer. You plan to spend $150 this year. Your wife says no. So you compromise and agree on $125. You didn't cut spending you just agreed not to spend as much as you planned.$85 billion dollars is a joke. If they have to do what every one is screaming about over $85 billion then we are in a whole lot more trouble than they are letting on.
Posted on November 30, 2012
Q: Did the Department of Homeland Security create a “standing army of government youth” known as FEMA Corps.
A: No. FEMA Corps is a civilian operation within AmeriCorps, a federal community service program. FEMA Corps prepares and responds to disasters. Its members, ages 18 to 24, carry no weapons.
A few readers sent us this email, which dresses up conspiracy theories with unrelated photographs and selected snippets from a government press release.
The gist of the email is that the federal government is stockpiling bullets, instituting martial law and arming youths in President Barack Obama’s army of “Brown Shirts”— none of which is true.
The email attributes the source of the information to an article on www.itmakessenseblog.com . The site’s “We Believe” page claims that “Left wing progressives have infiltrated both the Democrat and Republican Party.” It also says:“modern liberalism and progressivism may still both support many of the same Socialistic, Communistic or Maoist policies.”
The email’s link to the article is broken. And the site no longer carries the article. But the blog has published other pieces that similarly warn of Obama’s ”‘brown shirt’ brigades” or “civilian national security force.”
This email is the most recent incarnation of a claim we debunked in 2008 and 2010.