Skip to comments.Senate Defeats Vitter ACORN Funding Amendment to National Service Bill
Posted on 03/26/2009 8:51:33 PM PDT by smokingfrog
Senators have tabled, or killed, an amendment offered by Senator David Vitter (R-LA) to the Serve America Act (S. 277 / H.R. 1388) by a vote of 53 to 43.
The amendment would state that no funds within the underlying bill for various service-related programs can go to ACORN or any of its affiliate organizations in any way.
ACORN stands for the Association of Community Organizations for Reform Now. Its a community organizing group for low- and moderate-income people according to its website.
The groups political committees generally support Democrats. Youll recall that it came under fire in the media for alleged voter registration fraud during the 2008 campaign cycle.
ACORN has drawn the ire of Senator Vitter in particular. He offered a similar amendment, which was also defeated, to the stimulus package earlier this year.
well the Stupid Party can’t even unite against the other sides thugs
The Cultural Revolution continues and we are being forced
to pay for it.
Damn Obama, damn the man.
Well we only have 41 senators, so 43 means a couple of dems must have voted with us.
For votes that require a simple majority we don’t have a chance... until 2010?
Six BILLION more still isn't chump change. Yes I know it's not TRILLIONS but we have no business spending money on this. If anything this should be ELIMINATED as well as the original program.
Funding ACORN ... which is as partisan as you can get will leave us with Demoncrats in charge of D.C. for life as well as NEW Demoncrat minions. This stinks to high heaven.
Every Republican voted against killing the amendment.
Amazing that happened. Guess the MILLIONS in the other stimulus package will have to suffice. That was another waste of money ... . This is so outrageous! We are being screwed and get to PAY FOR IT TOO!
Looks as though the taxpayers are going to finance the destruction of America.
I truly believe a war will occur in this country and it will begin with ACORN as they get bolder and bolder. Like tkaing buses and going to the homes of AIG employees and terrorizing their families. These people have wives, kids, innocent family members that did nothing wrong. ACORN members are the scum of the earth.
Generally support Democrats???? How about always support Socialists.
What's more surprising, that Byrd and Nelson voted with the GOP, or that Snowe and Collins did?
This bill is very dangerous to charity and especially religous groups. The feds will force children to do community service of the governments choice. And ban participation in church activitys.
More unconstitutional legislation on top of everything else the rats are trying to cram down our throats.
The Republicans could filibuster, right? This piece of crap legislation does not need an amendment, it needs to be scrapped. The Rats won’t fight too hard for this and will move on. If they do fight hard for this then that is time they will not have for their other Leftist legislation.
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fyi, to regain a majority, we need to hold all 19 seats of our own and we need to win 9 out of 15 democrat seats (we need 10 out of 15 if franken wins)
Gonna be tough!
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