Skip to comments.Vitter Wants To Bar Federal Funding of ACORN
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."
I thought they’re under a new name. Does that include them too?
Make the Dems vote in favor of Acorn. Put em on record.
them and all alias orgs?
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.
It would be a good start. Just a start though.
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.
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.
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.
Sorry, that should be $8.5B in my last post...
Vitter may want to keep quiet on issues regarding prostitution and diapers.
Well, they did pimp the jOker on us.
Have they fired the latest “pimp pimpers” from NYC yet?
Haven’t heard anything on that yet.
The ACORN criminal entity is preparing for a ban on "ACORN" funding by rebranding.
Also, another thread said Sen. Mike Johanns R-NE,
put in an amendment blocks federal funding of Acorn
HR3288 filed Johanns#2355.
Any and all affiliates too. Revoke the tax exempt status while they are at it.
Vitter better hire a food taster. Lotsa scratch at stake here and the thug element in ACORN cannot be denied.
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.
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.
Oh, I’m sure that those who have been caught are not representative of the organization as a whole...
That’s cruel but funny!
Article here: http://www.washingtonexaminer.com/opinion/blogs/beltway-confidential/ACORN-drops-tarnished-name-and-moves-to-silence-critics-48730537.html
FR Keyword: coi
No kidding. This is just a pathetic move to make him look good for reelection. I pray Louisana is not that stupid.
CUT THE FUNDS. DO AN AUDIT. Failure to do so will only enhance the mistrust that we the people have for Congress.
Good for him!
and week two after the August break and NOTHING from Shelby or Sessions on health care, ACORN . . . just nothing.
They are no less criminal than the DNC. They should both be convicted of RICO felonies.
Pray for America
Here’s hoping he’ll be reelected by a large margin.
While defunding ACORN, Vitter needs to add another amendment defunding Planned Parenthood of the receipt of our tax dollars once and for all.
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.
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.
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.
Acorn and the founders as well as all the affiliates.
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.
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?
Alinsky rule # 10; Keep the pressure on... This is OUR chance to use Alinsky against these Marxists.
Freepers, lets 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!
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.
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.
I thought theyre under a new name. Does that include them too?
Right - ACORN/COI - COI = Community Organizations International
Are there other known aliases?
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.
Im not really big on details, so Ill just say that ACORN is a prostitution ring.
With ties directly to the alleged POTUS.
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...
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