[It’s] under the guise of quote, volunteerism, but it’s not volunteers at all. It’s paying people to do work on behalf of government. There are provisions for what I would call re-education camps for young people, where young people get trained in the philosophy the government puts forward and then they have to go work in these politically correct forums. As a parent, I would have a very, very difficult time seeing my children do this.
– Michele Bachmann talking about AmeriCorps on the Sue Jeffers radio show in April. So of course, Bachmann’s son, Harrison Bachmann, just joined Teach for America, which is part of AmeriCorps. AmeriCorps is similar to the Peace Corps, except it puts young people to work inside of America, teaching and helping the poor.