Skip to comments.ACORN CEO outside court: 'We're on life support'
Posted on 04/21/2010 10:36:14 PM PDT by Jet Jaguar
The head of activist group ACORN came to a federal court Tuesday to observe a legal fight over its funding and said the group was on "life support" after waves of bad publicity and an attempt by Congress to cut off its money.
Bertha Lewis, the chief executive officer for the group, said ACORN was getting by on about $4 million annually rather than its one-time $25 million budget and had reduced its staff to four, down from between 350 and 600 employees.
"We're still alive. We're limping along. We're on life support," Lewis said in an interview just after a government lawyer asked a federal appeals court to temporarily block a judge's ruling that it was unconstitutional for Congress to cut funding to ACORN.
A three-judge panel of the 2nd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in Manhattan did not immediately rule on the request after hearing arguments. If granted, a stay of the lower-court order would remain in place until full arguments on the issue can be heard during the summer.
Attorney Mark Stern argued for the Justice Department that Congress did nothing wrong when it took action last year against ACORN after it identified "widespread mismanagement."
Attorney Jules Lobel of the Center for Constitutional Rights said that funding for economically distressed people who receive government subsidies for homes was being blocked and that the money needed to be freed or some people would be homeless.
U.S. District Judge Nina Gershon has ruled twice in the past six months that the funding cutoff was unconstitutional.
The Brooklyn judge said ACORN was punished by Congress without having gone through processes to decide whether money had been handled inappropriately.
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I don’t trust ACORN. I don’t believe anything Big Bertha says.
Do Not Resuscitate
How can you be on life support if you have no life?
sideways solicitation for money.
Time to pull the plug.
On life support.
My local medical review panel has determined that the patient is not worth saving.
>>Do Not Resuscitate<<
Is there an “inhibit resuscitation even if apparently spontaneous” category?
Pull the plug.
And I hope ACORN has a VERY deservingly painful death.
I.E.: the bulk of your executives are tried for treason; local, state and national election fraud; and that they spend the next 25 years of their lives in federal prison.
"If we can survive this, inch by inch, little by little, this organization can build itself back up," she said. "We're going to fight like hell to stay alive."
Rather an appropriate turn of phrase as their goal is to make the United States a living h*ll.
What a horrible woman she is.
‘Feign weakness when you are strong’
Yeah, that seems to be the stratgy. Remember how the media and Demoncraps were saying that Obambi's Health Insurance Bill was dead? It was all a ruse. DON'T BE FOOLED AGAIN!
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