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Vitter Wants To Bar Federal Funding of ACORN
thenew995fm.com ^ | 09/14/09 | 99,5fm

Posted on 09/14/2009 11:55:14 AM PDT by TornadoAlley3

Republican David Vitter says no federal funds should go to the New Orleans-based ACORN organization.

Vitter has introduced an amendment to the Transportation, Housing and Urban Development funding bill that would bar any federal money in that approrpriation from going to ACORN.

"It's certainly not news to anyone that ACORN has been the subject of some controversy over the past year, and last year's presidential election brought to light evidence of ACORN chapters engaging in fraudulent voter registration activities," Vitter said.

"They are currently under federal investigation and this is simply not the sort of organization that should be funded by taxpayer dollars."

Vitter has been an outspoken critic of ACORN and has offered multiple amendments to bar the organization from receiving federal funding. He also block the nomination of Census Director Robert Groves in the hopes of receiving written assurances from the White House that ACORN would not be involved in the 2010 census.

Vitter described the Census Bureau's decision last week to drop ACORN as a partner, "a good, common sense move."


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Culture/Society; Front Page News; Government; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: acorn; amendment; bho44; coi; davidvitter; democrats; obama; vitter
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1 posted on 09/14/2009 11:55:15 AM PDT by TornadoAlley3
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To: TornadoAlley3

I thought they’re under a new name. Does that include them too?


2 posted on 09/14/2009 11:56:12 AM PDT by nikos1121 (Praying for -16 today.)
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To: TornadoAlley3

Make the Dems vote in favor of Acorn. Put em on record.


3 posted on 09/14/2009 11:56:57 AM PDT by lucias_clay (All We Weed Up !)
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To: TornadoAlley3

them and all alias orgs?


4 posted on 09/14/2009 11:57:10 AM PDT by dalebert
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To: TornadoAlley3

I’m glad somebody’s saying it, but in light of the recent ACORN “prostitution” stings, perhaps Vitter’s the wrong guy to take point on this issue.


5 posted on 09/14/2009 11:57:17 AM PDT by Joe 6-pack (Que me amat, amet et canem meum)
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To: TornadoAlley3

It would be a good start. Just a start though.


6 posted on 09/14/2009 11:57:59 AM PDT by b4its2late (Ignorance allows liberalism to prosper.)
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To: TornadoAlley3

Does his amendment bar ANY funds for ACORN, or just in that appropriations bill?

I’m concerned about the $8.5 they may be eligible for from the stimulus bill.


7 posted on 09/14/2009 11:59:22 AM PDT by AnglePark
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To: TornadoAlley3
He's probably just mad that their pimps won't return his calls.
8 posted on 09/14/2009 11:59:33 AM PDT by stormer
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To: TornadoAlley3

Just saw on CNN that a 3rd ACORN prostitution video has come out, as if someone were holding them back.

I’m not really big on details, so I’ll just say that ACORN is a prostitution ring.


9 posted on 09/14/2009 11:59:33 AM PDT by subterfuge (BUILD MORE NUCLEAR POWER PLANTS NOW!!!)
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To: TornadoAlley3

Defund and start investigating and prosecuting for Pete’s sake, start acting like you have some moral convictions and for the good of the nation instead of yourselves.


10 posted on 09/14/2009 11:59:55 AM PDT by brushcop (SFC Sallie, CPL Long, LTHarris, SSG Brown, PVT Simmons KIA OIF lll&V, they died for you, honor them)
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To: AnglePark

Sorry, that should be $8.5B in my last post...


11 posted on 09/14/2009 12:00:39 PM PDT by AnglePark
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To: TornadoAlley3

Vitter may want to keep quiet on issues regarding prostitution and diapers.


12 posted on 09/14/2009 12:01:14 PM PDT by trumandogz (The Democrats are driving us to Socialism at 100 MPH -The GOP is driving us to Socialism at 97.5 MPH)
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To: subterfuge
I’m not really big on details, so I’ll just say that ACORN is a prostitution ring.

Well, they did pimp the jOker on us.

13 posted on 09/14/2009 12:01:37 PM PDT by kromike
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To: TornadoAlley3

Have they fired the latest “pimp pimpers” from NYC yet?

Haven’t heard anything on that yet.


14 posted on 09/14/2009 12:02:25 PM PDT by Reagan69 (The only thing SHOVEL-READY since BO's stimulus has been MICHAEL JACKSON (tammy bruce))
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To: nikos1121
I thought they’re under a new name. Does that include them too?

Excellent point!

The ACORN criminal entity is preparing for a ban on "ACORN" funding by rebranding.

15 posted on 09/14/2009 12:02:27 PM PDT by FormerACLUmember (When the past no longer illuminates the future, the spirit walks in darkness.)
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To: TornadoAlley3

Also, another thread said Sen. Mike Johanns R-NE,
put in an amendment blocks federal funding of Acorn
HR3288 filed Johanns#2355.


16 posted on 09/14/2009 12:02:51 PM PDT by savage woman
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To: nikos1121

Any and all affiliates too. Revoke the tax exempt status while they are at it.


17 posted on 09/14/2009 12:03:11 PM PDT by Tenacious 1 (Government For the People - an obviously concealed oxymoron)
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To: TornadoAlley3

‘Bout time.


18 posted on 09/14/2009 12:03:13 PM PDT by CPT Clay (Pick up your weapon and follow me.)
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To: TornadoAlley3

Vitter better hire a food taster. Lotsa scratch at stake here and the thug element in ACORN cannot be denied.


19 posted on 09/14/2009 12:04:04 PM PDT by Pharmboy (The Stone Age did not end because they ran out of stones...)
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To: trumandogz

So far Acorn has endorsed prostitution, child prostitution, human trafficing, sheltering illegal aliens for prostitution, mortgage fraud, income tax evasion and fraud, money laundering..isn’t that list long enough?
It definitely established that this is the kind of stuff they do every day.
Write your congress critter..ask them if Acorn does their taxes also..just like they do for Charles Rangel.


20 posted on 09/14/2009 12:04:49 PM PDT by Oldexpat
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To: nikos1121
Community Organizations Interational
21 posted on 09/14/2009 12:05:43 PM PDT by Madame Dufarge
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To: trumandogz

Yeah, but he’s from La. where the funeral home headquarters of COI/ACORN is located. He seems to think the ridicule he takes is less important than the position he takes. He may know more than most about COI/ACORN.


22 posted on 09/14/2009 12:06:39 PM PDT by Dr. Bogus Pachysandra ( Ya can't pick up a turd by the clean end!)
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To: Oldexpat

Oh, I’m sure that those who have been caught are not representative of the organization as a whole...

/sarc!


23 posted on 09/14/2009 12:07:44 PM PDT by MrB (Go Galt now, save Bowman for later)
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To: stormer

That’s cruel but funny!


24 posted on 09/14/2009 12:08:27 PM PDT by Buck W. (The President of the United States IS named Schickelgruber...)
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To: nikos1121
That's right: COI - Community Organizations International.

Article here: http://www.washingtonexaminer.com/opinion/blogs/beltway-confidential/ACORN-drops-tarnished-name-and-moves-to-silence-critics-48730537.html

FR Keyword: coi

25 posted on 09/14/2009 12:08:36 PM PDT by EdReform (The right of the people to keep and bear Arms shall not be infringed *NRA*JPFO*SAF*GOA*SAS*CCRKBA)
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To: TornadoAlley3

26 posted on 09/14/2009 12:10:33 PM PDT by Grampa Dave (Does 0b0z0 have any friends, who aren't traitors, spies, tax cheats and criminals?)
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To: TornadoAlley3

Locally :

http://www.shreveporttimes.com/article/20090911/NEWS01/90911023&referrer=FRONTPAGECAROUSEL


27 posted on 09/14/2009 12:11:00 PM PDT by 1COUNTER-MORTER-68 (THROWING ANOTHER BULLET-RIDDLED TV IN THE PILE OUT BACK~~~~~)
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To: stormer

No kidding. This is just a pathetic move to make him look good for reelection. I pray Louisana is not that stupid.


28 posted on 09/14/2009 12:11:40 PM PDT by napscoordinator
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To: TornadoAlley3
Vitter has tried on numerous occasions to get Congress to deny federal funds to ACORN. He will continue to do so. He did so before the prostitute sting thing. Federal tax dollars should be immediately cutoff from ACORN and an intensive audit done to determine what the money to date has been spent for in this stinking septic tank. ACORN is a corrupt arm of the Democratic party even though they maintain that they are nonpartisan.

CUT THE FUNDS. DO AN AUDIT. Failure to do so will only enhance the mistrust that we the people have for Congress.

29 posted on 09/14/2009 12:12:03 PM PDT by Saltmeat
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To: TornadoAlley3

Good for him!


30 posted on 09/14/2009 12:13:26 PM PDT by Jane Austen (Boycott the Philadelphia Eagles!)
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To: TornadoAlley3

and week two after the August break and NOTHING from Shelby or Sessions on health care, ACORN . . . just nothing.


31 posted on 09/14/2009 12:15:41 PM PDT by Qwackertoo (Where the heck are Shelby & Sessions . . . I only hear crickets)
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To: TornadoAlley3
I just don't understand the problem, ACORN gives so much to the community!

32 posted on 09/14/2009 12:16:53 PM PDT by Kartographer (".. we mutually pledge to each other our lives, our fortunes, and our sacred honor.")
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To: napscoordinator
David Vitter is going to win big in Louisiana. In fact, he may not have any opposition. After all, he hasn't killed anyone in his automobile yet. We have no problems with him. He held over 20 town hall meetings throughout our state during the month of August. How many did your Senator hold? We know where he stands on every issue because he lets us know, and he is ivory soap conservative.
33 posted on 09/14/2009 12:18:03 PM PDT by Saltmeat
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To: TornadoAlley3

They are no less criminal than the DNC. They should both be convicted of RICO felonies.

Pray for America


34 posted on 09/14/2009 12:21:31 PM PDT by bray (He's a Divider not a Uniter)
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To: TornadoAlley3

Vitter BUMP.

Here’s hoping he’ll be reelected by a large margin.


35 posted on 09/14/2009 12:21:44 PM PDT by SharpRightTurn (White, black, and red all over--America's affirmative action, metrosexual president.)
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To: TornadoAlley3

While defunding ACORN, Vitter needs to add another amendment defunding Planned Parenthood of the receipt of our tax dollars once and for all.


36 posted on 09/14/2009 12:23:26 PM PDT by Steelfish
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To: TornadoAlley3

Vitter is not new to this proposal — he’s been fighting funding for ACORN for quite a while now. Time to send him another email of thanks.


37 posted on 09/14/2009 12:33:20 PM PDT by JustaDumbBlonde (America: Home of the Free Because of the Brave)
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To: TornadoAlley3
We have to put a stop all this hysteria! We need to ask ourselves WWHBD?

38 posted on 09/14/2009 12:40:20 PM PDT by Kartographer (".. we mutually pledge to each other our lives, our fortunes, and our sacred honor.")
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To: Joe 6-pack

Good job of repeating the talking points from the left. You are better than that. Vitter has been almost alone in hammering this issue and I’m darn glad that he sees fit to do so.


39 posted on 09/14/2009 12:47:24 PM PDT by JustaDumbBlonde (America: Home of the Free Because of the Brave)
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To: Saltmeat

Ivory Soap Conservative??? Surely you jest. They guy likes to screw hookers. Last I know, conservatives don’t partake in that type of activity. Well I guess Louisana is pretty immoral with New Orleans and all. I can see why you would vote for him. Get some morals please. I am from Pennsylvania and unfortunately we did away with Santorum...however, I voted for him...no scandal in his past.


40 posted on 09/14/2009 12:48:23 PM PDT by napscoordinator
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To: TornadoAlley3

Acorn and the founders as well as all the affiliates.


41 posted on 09/14/2009 12:49:50 PM PDT by RC2 (Our Failure is Not an Option)
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To: Saltmeat
Thank you for your post. I guess many here would like to see a ldemocrat take another seat in the senate. Vitter is one of the best on supporting conservative issues. I've met him and had lengthy discussion with him on specific issues. His head and votes are in the right place and as long as that is true, he has my support.

Makes you wonder when self-proclaimed conservatives want tear down an elected official with an impeccable voting record, especially in the current times in this country. Geez.

42 posted on 09/14/2009 12:54:18 PM PDT by JustaDumbBlonde (America: Home of the Free Because of the Brave)
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To: napscoordinator
" Well I guess Louisana is pretty immoral with New Orleans and all."

Yes, one city in an entire state is what the whole state is about. I guess your lovely Pennsylvania is just like one big inner-city Philly then, right?

43 posted on 09/14/2009 1:01:19 PM PDT by JustaDumbBlonde (America: Home of the Free Because of the Brave)
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To: JustaDumbBlonde

Alinsky rule # 10; “Keep the pressure on...” This is OUR chance to use Alinsky against these Marxists.
Freepers, let’s commit to calling at least one US Representative and two US Senators demanding an investigation of ACORN.

You can get extra credit if you call more than three.

KEEP THE PRESSURE ON!


44 posted on 09/14/2009 1:07:06 PM PDT by Dream Warrior (Never underestimate the POWER of an ARROGANT Marxist President and Congress!)
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To: TornadoAlley3
How about taking away the 8 billion bucks the feds gave them in the stimulus after(another lie)claiming they removed funding for ACORN from the bill.

This is the same maneuver they will pull with the "public option"(phony name), take it out, vote on it, put it back. They wonder why we don't trust them and call them liars.

45 posted on 09/14/2009 1:07:32 PM PDT by calex59 (FUBO, we want our constitution back and we intend to get it!)
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To: JustaDumbBlonde
"Good job of repeating the talking points from the left."

Nope...I'm glad Vitter's doing this. I'd be even happier if someone who wasn't as vulnerable was taking the lead on this. That's not a left problem, that's a GOP problem. ACORN is a bigger target now more than ever due precisely to the release of the undercover tapes. All that's going to make it through the media filter is the irony of a named john lashing out at an organization accused of facilitating prostitution.

You and I know that's not the case, but that's all the average news watcher is going to take out of it, and it's giving fodder to the Lettermans, John Stewarts and Bill Mahers. I'm not afraid of taking the fight to the enemy, but I'm also smart enough not to hand them the ammunition they're going to use against us.

46 posted on 09/14/2009 1:08:42 PM PDT by Joe 6-pack (Que me amat, amet et canem meum)
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To: nikos1121

I thought they’re under a new name. Does that include them too?
+++++++++++++++

Right - ACORN/COI - COI = Community Organizations International

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/news/2339177/posts?page=55#55

Are there other known aliases?


47 posted on 09/14/2009 1:08:46 PM PDT by SeattleBruce (God, Family, Church, Country & the Tea Party! Take America Back! (Objective media? Try TRAITORS.))
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To: lucias_clay

Make the Dems vote in favor of Acorn. Put em on record.
+++++++++++++++

Make the dim bulbs fight for the pimpin’/prositution operation on the floor of Congress.


48 posted on 09/14/2009 1:10:31 PM PDT by SeattleBruce (God, Family, Church, Country & the Tea Party! Take America Back! (Objective media? Try TRAITORS.))
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To: subterfuge

I’m not really big on details, so I’ll just say that ACORN is a prostitution ring.
+++++++++++++++++

With ties directly to the alleged POTUS.


49 posted on 09/14/2009 1:12:04 PM PDT by SeattleBruce (God, Family, Church, Country & the Tea Party! Take America Back! (Objective media? Try TRAITORS.))
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To: FormerACLUmember

The ACORN criminal entity is preparing for a ban on “ACORN” funding by rebranding.
++++++++++++++

Well then, we’ll just have to have a re-banning then...

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/news/2339177/posts?page=55#55


50 posted on 09/14/2009 1:14:01 PM PDT by SeattleBruce (God, Family, Church, Country & the Tea Party! Take America Back! (Objective media? Try TRAITORS.))
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