Skip to comments.ACORN Watch, Pt II: Obama hid $800,000 payment to ACORN through “Citizen Services, Inc.”
Posted on 08/22/2008 9:58:17 AM PDT by Free ThinkerNY
Theres much more to the story of Obamas amended campaign finance reports than what Obama and the Obamedia will tell you. I will fill you in on whats missing in a moment. What we have here, essentially, is Obama using a non-profit group called Citizens Services Inc. as a front to funnel payments to ACORN for campaign advance work. Obama officials say its no big deal. Nothing to see here. Move along. But where theres left-wing laundering smoke, theres fire. CSI has been the subject of a little-noticed complaint to the FEC by a Democrat who smelled something rotten going on between CSI, ACORN, and a left-wing 527, Communities Voting Together.
But first, the headline:
Obama to amend report on $800,000 in spending
The Pittsburgh Tribune-Review has details:
U.S. Sen. Barack Obamas presidential campaign paid more than $800,000 to an offshoot of the liberal Association of Community Organizations for Reform Now for services the Democrats campaign says it mistakenly misrepresented in federal reports.
An Obama spokesman said Federal Election Commission reports would be amended to show Citizens Services Inc. a subsidiary of ACORN worked in get-out-the-vote projects, instead of activities such as polling, advance work and staging major events as stated in FEC finance reports filed during the primary.
(Excerpt) Read more at michellemalkin.com ...
Nothing to see here, move along. He is the Chosen One, he can do as he pleases.
Here is an email I sent to some friends regarding this story.
“”””ACORN has been indicted for voter fraud so many times, I am surprised they keep the same name.
By the way for my Presbyterian Church USA friends, some of your One Great Hour of Sharing dollars have gone to ACORN so they could buy a bus to transport inner city folks to anti-Republican rallies.
This is a long one. Bottom line is that Obama will do whatever it takes to register every homeless person or illegal alien necessary to win in November. When you need someone to do fraudulent voter registration drives, ACORN is the go to guy.””””
Sorry last link was a dupe:
"ACORN and the Minimum Wage ACORN promotes local ordinances that would force businesses to pay a minimum wage in excess of $12 per hour. In 1995, however, ACORN sued the state of California to have its employees exempted from the state minimum wage. ACORN argued that being forced to pay higher wages would mean that they would hire fewer employees. In an even more laughable argument, ACORN stated that paying its employees a lower wage would allow them to be more sympathetic to the low-and moderate-income families they were attempting to help. ACORN argued that these two factors would limit their ability to promote their agenda and would therefore be a violation of their First Amendment rights. The trial court judge dismissed ACORNs suits, stating, 'leaving aside the latter arguments absurdity we find ACORN to be laboring under a fundamental misconception of constitutional law.'"
Liberalism is an emotional illness. Any questions? Any liberals reading this, how to you feeeeeeeeeeeeel about ACORN?
don’t look a gift messiah in the mouth.
“Obama hid $800,000 payment to ACORN through Citizen Services, Inc.
Sounds like the — would be — second black President is on his way to out doing the first ‘black’ President!
FR rules keep me from posting a thread on this from No Quarter- but this is interesting reading..CSI appears to be a front. Period.
Citizen Services is a paper organization. What does that mean? It has no employees and no office space. It does not advertise its services. And it shares a physical address in New Orleans with ACORN. It appears to be no more than a front or cut out used to move money in order to obscure the final expenditure. Lets see the invoices Citizen Services submitted to the Obama campaign. There is no doubt the money initially went to Citizen Services. The question is, what did the money actually buy? And, who was the ultimate recipient?
There seem to be some dots worth connecting here...
Follow the money.
The payments were for:
$310,441.20 25-FEB-08 STAGING, SOUND, LIGHTING
$160,689.40 27-FEB-08 STAGING, SOUND, LIGHTING
$98,451.20 29-FEB-08 TRAVEL/LODGING
$74,578.01 13-MAR-08 STAGING, SOUND, LIGHTING
$18,417.00 28-MAR-08 POLLING
$18,633.60 29-APR-08 STAGING, SOUND, LIGHTING
$63,000.00 29-APR-08 ADVANCE WORK
$105.84 02-MAY-08 LICENSE FEES
$105.84 02-MAY-08 LICENSE FEES
$75,000.00 17-MAY-08 ADVANCE WORK
$13,176.20 17-MAY-08 PER DIEM
Creative accounting is alive and well with Obama and friends.
What a tangled web of communists, with Obama right in the damn middle of it all.
OK, ACORN has a checkered past, but is there any illegality here? Unless someone can articulate that, this isn’t going anywhere.
Uh, yeah. It’s called money laundering.
ACORN is also affliated with VoterMarch and nobloodforoil.org.
As well as Direct Action Network (DAN) and RiseUp.
Lou Posner laundered monies through them from PORN.
Premium Events sold events such as Code Pink requests and flashmobs.
His (Obama’s) Hopefund PAC also is used for voter fraud. That is what the big push is for with low income housing in urban areas. They use the address for campaign bundling as well as voter registrations.
Thought this was money laundering? Talk about the culture of corruption! And they’ll just amend the reports. No problems. No charges. Yeah. Another teflon moment.
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