Skip to comments.Frank rebuffs GOP calls for ACORN hearings
Posted on 10/15/2008 12:37:47 PM PDT by Sub-Driver
Frank rebuffs GOP calls for ACORN hearings By Jackie Kucinich Posted: 10/15/08 03:00 PM [ET] House Financial Services Committee Chairman Barney Frank (D-Mass.) on Wednesday dismissed GOP calls for immediate hearings regarding a grassroots groups alleged abuse of government funds as a political tactic to help John McCain.
His comments come in response to an Oct. 14 letter, signed by Minority Leader John Boehner (R-Ohio), Financial Services ranking member Spencer Bachus (R-Ala.) and Republican members of the committee, requesting that Frank call hearings on the activities of the Association of Community Organizers for Reform Now (ACORN) and the groups alleged ties to fraudulent voter registration.
Recent press accounts have listed allegations of voter fraud in Ohio, Nevada and Florida among others, the letter said. Given the reliance of ACORN on millions of dollars of federal funding from the housing GSE's [sic] and grants from the Department of Housing and Urban Development, it is imperative that the Financial Services Committee use its oversight authority to determine the accuracy of these reports.
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Good, now Frank and company can stand up and be counted among those who commit voter fraud.
ACORN is a government funded outfit. :)
Now pay your taxes and have a nice day. :)
They need to AMP UP THE VOLUME. If Boehner can be brow beat by Pelosi and Barney Fag again, then it is time to throw in the towel.
And tie it to the last time Bwaney told us that nothing was wrong when he insisted that Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac were just fine.
ACORN IS A GSE...........
I am so disgusted with the Republican party letting Barney Frank get away with this stuff.
I read a post that someone...I think glen beck is saying that ACORN is still going to get funding from that bailout.
I am sick of our whole system.
Bahnee Fwank.. So Guilty
Hmmmm...how much do you want to bet that if ACORN was a republican outfit the dimocrats would be all over this like black on a tire!
Barney and the democrats are now going to do to our election system what they have done to our economy and financial system...
Coming next 4 years year- massive corruption and the final massive federal ruination of health care and the schools
CHANGE is coming alright
These are dark days already, and the light is fading.
“black on a tire”
Can’t say that. It’s racist.
I’ve often noticed in lists of “great people from Bayonne,” Bawny Fwank is conveniently forgotten. The only folks who remember him are the closet cases who cruise South Hudson Park at night.
Frank should be tarred and feathered. /half joking
Frank should be tarred and feathered. And I’m not joking.
Frank, like Obama, is teflon. No one is allowed to question anything they do, and no one holds anything against them.
Rep. Boehner, or John Q. Citizen.....file charges with the JUSTICE DEPARTMENT! Acorn's operatives flitting from state to state, even using phone lines between states for business qualify it for FEDERAL charges.....and the charges should fall under RICO legislantion.
YES, RICO, RICO, RICO!
ACORN IS A RACKET!
ACORN IS A RACKETEERING ORGANIZATION AND SHOULD BE INDICTED BY THE FEDERALES FOR RACKETEERING!
I'm not too happy with them for a good many reasons, but I'm curious, why do you say they are letting him "get away with this stuff"? He's chairman of that committee, as such, he sets the committee's agenda re: hearings. The only way to deny him this ability is for Republicans to obtain the majority in the House again, and that's not really up to the party, but to the American people.
It's not your ordinary, every-day name like Smith.
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