ACORN is a community-organizing group that basically tries to help poor people. The Republicans have repeatedly attacked ACORN because, as mentioned, they try to help poor people get organized. But for heaven's sake -- you'd think the Democrats would support a community-based organization like this. But you would be wrong.
Congress has once again bowed down to the Republican lunatics that have been attacking ACORN since last year's election, and have voted to cut off all federal funds for the group. Shame on the Democrats for supporting this punitive measure.
Congress claims there have been irregularities in ACORN. I've got news for Congress. The most corrupt organization in this entire country is Congress. Every single person in that organization takes bribes and sells their votes, then lies to the public about it. If Congress wants to clean things up, why don't they start with themselves. For example, why not pass real campaign finance reform. Why not pass laws making it illegal for anyone in Congress or their staff or representatives to communicate with anyone on any subject other than in public hearings? Why not make it illegal for Congresspeople to vote on any issue if they accepted money from the industry affected by the issue within the past two years, and make it illegal for them to accept money two years after the vote?
The idea of Congress calling any other group "corrupt" makes me want to throw up.
I see that the esteemed body of Congress has decided that instead of ending the wars, prosecuting the criminals, creating jobs or a health care program, they instead are going to begin holding hearings on soda pop. Really. Congressional hearings, testimony, about soda pop. Talk about a complete waste of time and money. They're probably going to shakedown the soda pop industry: either you pay us a hundred million in bribes, or we'll make it illegal for you to sell soda to kids! And no, I'm not a schill for soda pop. But I do think this is not an issue for Congress. Parents, keep it out of the home. Educators, keep it out of the schools. That's the best we can do. See, now you don't need the hearings -- I've already come up with the reasonable solution to the problem of kids drinking too much soda pop.
What's the reason for attacking ACORN? They registered lots of poor people and black people to vote last year. That's really what's going on here. And the Republicans have been attacking them ever since. ACORN not only advocates programs to help poor people, but also counsel and gives jobs to poor people. Obviously they will have their occasional employee problems, as does everyone. But what happened is that some right-wing organization started secret investigations, including taping (and allegedly falsifying claims) ACORN employees, maybe setting them up, then publicizing the tapes to claim that ACORN is violating the law.
The Republicans keep attacking. Storm clouds are gathering. They've got the fascists, the Nazis, the Klan, the Aryan Brotherhood, the lunatics, the secessionists, the segregationists and separatists and racists, all out in mass, angry mobs, armed and dangerous, terrorizing their neighbors. And what do the Democrats do in response, again and again: fold. Appeasement.
AP – "The House voted Thursday to deny all federal funds for ACORN in a GOP-led strike against the scandal-tainted community organizing group that comes just three days after the Senate took similar action. "ACORN has violated serious federal laws, and today the House voted to ensure that taxpayer dollars would no longer be used to fund this corrupt organization," said second-ranked House Republican Eric Cantor of Virginia. "
"On Monday the Senate voted 83-7 to deny housing and community grant funding to ACORN, which stands for the Association of Community Organizations for Reform Now.
Republicans accelerated their attacks on the liberal-leaning group a year ago when ACORN, in conducting a massive voter registration drive, was accused of submitting some false registration forms."
"The Census Bureau, meanwhile, also has severed its ties with the group for the 2010 national census."
"Republicans have urged federal officials to go further by launching a comprehensive investigation of how ACORN spends and manages federal money. "
"'As long as taxpayers are subsidizing ACORN and its affiliates, we need to use every measure possible to ensure that those dollars are being spent and managed appropriately,' said Rep. Darrell Issa, R-Calif., sponsor of the measure that passed the House. " [NOTE: SEE WHO IS SUPPORTING THIS MEASURE? THE BIGGEST MORONS IN THE REPUBLICAN PARTY]
"'President Obama needs to indicate whether he'll sign this bill and join us in ending all taxpayer funds for this corrupt organization,' House Republican leader John Boehner of Ohio said after the vote."