Obama Transition Team - Obama will call on citizens of all ages to serve America, by developing a plan to require 50 hours of community service in middle school and high school and 100 hours of community service in college every year.
Rep. Rahm Emanuel wants to force people 18 to 25 to labor for the government. Rep. Rahm Emanuel of Illinois, President-Elect Barack Obama's choice for chief of staff in his incoming administration, is co-author of a book, The Plan: Big Ideas for America, that calls for, among other things, compulsory service for all Americans ages 18 to 25.
This was hinted at during the campaign. This article mainly refers back to some of those references. And of course, there was always the open question of how Obama was going to fulfill his promise of adding 90,000+ troops to the Army and the Marines in an era where recruitment was declining. Of course, the Republican\Democrat crash of the economy and the loss of 240,00 jobs in one month might take care of that for them.