Skip to comments.Acorn's Cash For Hookers
Posted on 09/15/2009 5:52:00 PM PDT by Kaslin
Oversight: As the Senate votes to de-fund Acorn, add pimping, tax evasion and human trafficking to voter fraud paid for with taxpayer dollars and you have an organized criminal enterprise. It's time to investigate.
The amendment, offered by Nebraska Republican Sen. Mike Johanns, passed by an 83-to-7 margin and marked the third time this year that Republicans have tried to block the Association of Community Organizations for Reform Now from feeding at the federal trough.
Seven Democrats refused to do the right thing. The magnificent seven are Sheldon Whitehouse, D-R.I.; Bob Casey, D-Pa.; Kirsten Gillibrand, D-N.Y.; both Vermont Democrats, Bernie Sanders and Patrick Leahy, as well as both Illinois Democrats, Senate Majority Whip Dick Durbin and Roland Burris.
This vote comes after the release of three hidden-camera videos showing Acorn housing staff in its Baltimore, Washington and New York offices apparently helping a couple posing as a pimp and a prostitute evade the IRS and apply for an illegal housing loan to set up a brothel. (Insert stimulus joke here.) The Census Bureau immediately severed ties with Acorn, unconcerned that prostitutes and tax evaders might be undercounted in the 2010 census.
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The Dems will vote to restore the funding at a later date by attaching the new funds to a budget reconciliation bill, or something military.
No doubt about it
“Culture of Corruption”
Yeah, but are they getting money some other way? Government funding is like an octopus...cut off one arm and yet there are still more.
I think the recent events with ACORN will give us more good signs to display at future rallies!
I thought this Gillibrand broad from NY was supposedly a “conservative” demonkat.
Uhhhhhhhh .... apparently not. Oh well ... another demonkat, not as advertised — nothing new.
At some point, you just have to give up and nuke the damn thing.
No, she’s just like any democRat. Once in office they forget the promises they made
Yes, she was supposedly a conservative but she’s the type who’ll be anything you want her to be...She’s my senator - I emailed her yesterday as soon as I heard about this and, of course, didn’t get a reply!!!
Here's Obama as a state Senate candidate. The Obama campaign gave an ACORN affiliate
$800,000 for a get-out-the-vote effort. Now he's made them eligible for $8.5 BILLION stimulus.
That’s but ONE of the purposes of our Second Amendment.
The fact is that this "charitable organization" helped precipitate the mortgage meltdown that shattered the economy. It was Acorn, under the cover of the Community Reinvestment Act (CRA), that intimidated banks through mob action into making risky loans in the name of "fairness" to people who could not afford them.along with 0's and democrats' role.
The tactics, taken straight from the pages of Saul Alinsky's "Rules for Radicals," were used by Acorn as early as 1991, when it took over the House Banking Committee room for two days to protest efforts to scale back the CRA.
I’m interested in the Republicans that abstained.
Perhaps Craig’s List and ACORN can sort of work something out here. I mean maybe they could form a jointventure kinda thing and see where it leads too. Hell, who knows, maybe the government could even get involved and make a buck or two for the country!
“Cash for Hookers” — very memorable.
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