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GOP aides: ACORN misusing contributions
AP on Yahoo ^ | 9/24/09 | Ben Feller - ap

Posted on 09/24/2009 4:46:19 PM PDT by NormsRevenge

WASHINGTON – The embattled community activist group ACORN appears to be collecting charitable contributions through affiliate organizations that it then uses for impermissible lobbying and political activity, says the Republican staff of the Senate Finance Committee.

The assessment, in a memo to Sen. Charles Grassley, R-Iowa, further fuels the controversy surrounding ACORN, formally known as the Association of Community Organizations for Reform Now.

The GOP staff memo says ACORN-affiliated charities are being used to raise money which is then funneled to other charities or other organizations for purposes other than what a donor may have intended.

In response, ACORN chief executive Bertha Lewis called the allegations "politically motivated, false and part of a long-standing campaign against this grass-roots organization carried out by partisan right-wing conservatives."

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TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Front Page News; Government; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: acorn; aides; berthalewis; contributions; gop; misusing; rico; taxfraud; wirefraud

1 posted on 09/24/2009 4:46:19 PM PDT by NormsRevenge
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To: NormsRevenge

Grassley is good when he wants to be. Please contact him and encourage him to crush the criminal organization known as ACORN


2 posted on 09/24/2009 4:49:57 PM PDT by pissant (THE Conservative party: www.falconparty.com)
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To: NormsRevenge

NO, YOU DON’T SAY...REALLY, GOP?

WHAT WOULD WE DO WITHOUT YOU?


3 posted on 09/24/2009 4:50:09 PM PDT by chris37
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To: NormsRevenge

Given. ACORN is a corrupt criminal organization. I’d wager an truly in-depth investigation of ACORN would provide names of a number of affiliated and connected Congressman, politicians, and individuals in the the current White House.


4 posted on 09/24/2009 4:52:11 PM PDT by cranked
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To: NormsRevenge

Corrupt or not, ACORN is a political advocacy org and should never have recieved public money to begin with.


5 posted on 09/24/2009 4:55:35 PM PDT by umgud (Look to gov't to solve your everday problems and they'll control your everday life.)
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To: NormsRevenge

Our OWN TAX DOLLARS are being used to finance our demise...

Sad, isn’t it?


6 posted on 09/24/2009 4:56:24 PM PDT by tcrlaf ("Hope" is the most Evil of all Evils"-Neitzsche)
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To: NormsRevenge

Too late now. They got Obama elected, and that is all that counts. That has been the problem all along -— there are is no real punishment for the politician who cheats the system. He/she gets elected and pays a little fine that comes out of contributions. Hillary Clinton should have been prosecuted and incarcerated for the events surrounding the Peter Paul donation to her campaign. Nothing happened to her.


7 posted on 09/24/2009 4:56:39 PM PDT by doug from upland (10+ million views of HILLARY! UNCENSORED - put some ice on it, witch)
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To: Jet Jaguar; 444Flyer; American Constitutionalist

Looks like discovery is already happening. Will save defendants time. :)


8 posted on 09/24/2009 4:59:58 PM PDT by Freedom2specul8 (I am Jim Thompson............................Please pray for our troops....)
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To: NormsRevenge
"partisan right-wing conservatives."

She at least has the presence of mind to call her enemies what they are as opposed to the country club imbeciles running the GOP who would rather die than calll ACORN and Comrade Lewis a bunch of "red communist radicals and criminals".

9 posted on 09/24/2009 5:03:41 PM PDT by Rome2000 (OBAMA IS A COMMUNIST CRYPTO-MUSLIM)
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To: doug from upland

Exactly. I’m so tired of politicians who just pay up if caught—without effect on their ill-got offices.


10 posted on 09/24/2009 5:06:47 PM PDT by 9YearLurker
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To: NormsRevenge
...it then uses for impermissible lobbying and political activity.

As far as ACORN is concerned they are not misusing funds. They are simply doing what they have aways done with the money.

11 posted on 09/24/2009 5:08:41 PM PDT by luvbach1 (Worse than we could have imagined.)
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To: Rome2000

Ummmm, Babs says it is “politically motivated”. Is she claiming she is part of a political party and getting funds? Aren’t they a non-profit group. They are not supposed to be partisan (I know, I know). Am I missing something here?


12 posted on 09/24/2009 5:12:42 PM PDT by I_be_tc
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To: chris37
NO, YOU DON’T SAY...REALLY, GOP? WHAT WOULD WE DO WITHOUT YOU?

ANSWER...probably a lot better.... /sarc

13 posted on 09/24/2009 5:28:30 PM PDT by pointsal
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To: ~Kim4VRWC's~

ACORN needs to be 'squashed' under RICO!


14 posted on 09/24/2009 5:31:16 PM PDT by 444Flyer ( "Every society honors its live conformists and its dead troublemakers."--Mignon McLaughlin)
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To: NormsRevenge

As if the Republicans just found this out. 2 kids, Glenn Beck and Breitbart suddenly made them see the light. What a joke they are. Let’s see if they can go after SEIU, which is far worse than ACORN.


15 posted on 09/24/2009 5:57:03 PM PDT by mojitojoe (Socialism is just the last “feel good” step on the path to Communism and its slavery. Lenin)
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To: mojitojoe

The Hidden Agenda of Tax Exempt Foundations for World Government
http://video.google.com/videosearch?q=503c&emb=0&aq=f#q=world+government&emb=0


16 posted on 09/24/2009 6:45:07 PM PDT by Americaneedsyoou
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To: mojitojoe

The Hidden Agenda of Tax Exempt Foundations for World Government
http://video.google.com/videosearch?q=503c&emb=0&aq=f#q=world+government&emb=0


17 posted on 09/24/2009 6:45:21 PM PDT by Americaneedsyoou
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To: NormsRevenge; FlingWingFlyer; altair; stephenjohnbanker; youturn; little jeremiah; ~Kim4VRWC's~; ...
ACORN Ping!

FReep mail me if you want on/off the list.


18 posted on 09/24/2009 9:20:54 PM PDT by Jet Jaguar (A mob of one.)
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To: pissant

L

19 posted on 09/24/2009 9:24:13 PM PDT by Lurker (The avalanche has begun. The pebbles no longer have a vote.)
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To: NormsRevenge

“In response, ACORN chief executive Bertha Lewis called the allegations “politically motivated, false and part of a long-standing campaign against this grass-roots organization carried out by partisan right-wing conservatives.”

blah blah blah....throw all of this scum in jail!


20 posted on 09/24/2009 9:41:10 PM PDT by stephenjohnbanker (Pray for, and support our troops(heroes) !! And vote out the RINO's!!)
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To: NormsRevenge

So, SUE ACORN!

They like to sue people, give them a taste of their own medicine. Death from a thousand lawsuits...


21 posted on 09/24/2009 9:45:55 PM PDT by bigbob
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To: Liz

Ping


22 posted on 09/25/2009 5:39:36 AM PDT by stephenjohnbanker (Pray for, and support our troops(heroes) !! And vote out the RINO's!!)
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