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The Goldman Sachs-ACORN Connection
Capital Research Center ^ | October 21, 2008 | Matthew Vadum

Posted on 10/21/2008 7:59:12 PM PDT by vadum

The connection between Goldman Sachs and ACORN is admittedly weak but we thought we'd report it anyway because it's interesting.

The current CEO of Goldman Sachs, Lloyd Blankfein, sits on the board of directors of the Robin Hood Foundation. As we reported, that foundation is funded by George Soros's Soros Fund Charitable Foundation and has given money to ACORN.

The Robin Hood Foundation gave ACORN $821,000 consisting of a $456,000 grant in 2003 and a $365,000 grant in 2004. According to guidestar.org, Blankfein, unlike fellow board member Tom Brokaw, was in fact a Robin Hood board member in the years when the grants to ACORN were approved.

Both Blankfein and Brokaw were not members of the Robin Hood board when the Soros Fund Charitable Foundation gave the Robin Hood Foundation a $9,859,453 community development grant in 2000.


TOPICS: Front Page News; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections; US: New York
KEYWORDS: acorn; blankfein; brokaw; georgesoros; goldman; goldmansachs; lloydblankfein; rhf; robinhood; sfcf; soros; tombrokaw

1 posted on 10/21/2008 7:59:13 PM PDT by vadum
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To: vadum

More evidence:
A.C.O.R.N. and Obama, Frank, Dodd, Reid, et al, brought the economy crashing down.


2 posted on 10/21/2008 8:06:08 PM PDT by XR7
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To: vadum
Great link. The board of directors is full of media giants. What a corrupt and disgusting group of people! They are just thieves and thugs of the most base sort-—no Robin Hoods-—they just call themselves that to make themselves feel better. These people represent everything that is wrong with our country.
3 posted on 10/21/2008 8:10:02 PM PDT by madinmadtown
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Hmmm.... this is the stuff of which New World Order conspiracy theories are made.
4 posted on 10/21/2008 8:21:28 PM PDT by April Lexington (I'm voting for McCain in 2008 and Jefferson Davis in 2012)
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To: vadum

Add Warren Buffet to that. He bought $5 billion in Goldman stock before the bailout and is a huge holder of Wells Fargo.

The super lib Sandlers sold World Svgs to Wachovia with tins of toxic loans. Hedge funds destroy Wachovia with shorting and credit default swaps. Wells Fargo buys it for a song plus get insane tax loss carryforward credits.

Goldman, Soros, Buffett, Sandlers, et al engage in cronyklepto capitalism or more like Mussolini and Nazi Germany facism where business are owned and helped by the govt to enrich their cronies.

This crash and bailout caused by Fannie & Freddie enriched a LOT of Libs.


5 posted on 10/21/2008 8:22:48 PM PDT by Frantzie
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To: vadum
And this bailout was by Goldman-Sachs (Henry Paulson) and will be administerd by G-S (Neel Kashkari).

6 posted on 10/21/2008 8:42:36 PM PDT by rmlew (NYARLATHOTEP / BIDEN'08 . If you don't believe me check out the first's wikipedia page.)
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To: vadum

Bookmark.


7 posted on 10/21/2008 8:44:11 PM PDT by penelopesire ("The only CHANGE you will get with the Democrats is the CHANGE left in your pocket")
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