Your Time is a Real Treasure

Your Time is a Real Treasure or Volunteering 101 by Sandra Crosnoe (reposted from 2009) You are called to be salt and light. You are a light upon a hill. You are a treasure in the kingdom of the Lord. You are called with purpose. You know this is true! It resonates within your being. How could it not be so?

How Much Does America Spend On Mulitlingual Programs?

English First LogoDo you know exactly how many of your tax dollars your government spends on multilingual programs?

I mean everything, from the costs of hiring bilingual teachers, printing bilingual textbooks, translating every government website into multiple languages, requiring every agency and department throughout the entire United States to hire translators and/or print materials to ensure that any person, speaking any language, can receive government services in their language of choice.

Do you have any idea how much this costs you and every other American taxpayer?

Wait, there’s more. Thanks to Bill Clinton’s Executive Order 13166, federal bilingual mandates were extended to every single company doing business with the federal government or receiving any federal benefit from the federal government requiring all of them to provide the same multilingual services. This list includes, but is not limited to all government contractors or anyone doing business with…

h/t to my good friend Jim Boulet who made EO13166 a household word in the political arena!

originally found here: http://englishfirst.org/congressc/how-much-does-america-spend-on-mulitlingual-programs.html

titled “English First: How Much Does America Spend”

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Federal Funding Tap Dance: Are States Puppets Or Partners?

When considering how to get out of the way of the growing red ink tsunami gushing out of D.C., one of the first questions that comes to mind is what states can do about it. Many federal programs could be rejected by states, but they aren’t. Obviously, they want the money. Prior governors and legislators have opted to accept federal funds in an effort to tout how much they accomplish while in office, handing the strings and increased obligations to the next set of officials.

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