Acorn to get 4 BILLION from Stimulus package

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    ACORN Could Get Billions from Democrats' Trillion Dollar Spending Plan | Republican Leader John Boehner

    The House Democrats’ trillion dollar spending bill, approved on January 21 by the Appropriations Committee and headed to the House floor next week for a vote, could open billions of taxpayer dollars to left-wing groups like the Association of Community Organizations for Reform Now (ACORN). ACORN has been accused of perpetrating voter registration fraud numerous times in the last several elections; is reportedly under federal investigation; and played a key role in the irresponsible schemes that caused a financial meltdown that has cost American taxpayers hundreds of billions of dollars since last fall.


    House Republican Leader John Boehner (R-OH) and other Republicans are asking a simple question: what does this have to do with job creation? Are Congressional Democrats really going to borrow money from our children and grandchildren to give handouts to ACORN in the name of economic “stimulus?”



    Incredibly, the Democrats’ bill makes groups like ACORN eligible for a $4.19 billion pot of money for “neighborhood stabilization activities.” Funds for this purpose were authorized in the Housing and Economic Recovery Act, signed into law in 2008. However, these funds were limited to state and local governments. Now House Democrats are taking the unprecedented step of making ACORN and other groups eligible for these funds:

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    Here is hoping that every single Rebupblican has the sense to vote no. If this passes the Democrats should own it exclusively.
     
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    Actually, if you read the article and don't look at the inflammatory headline, it says "GROUPS LIKE ACORN".

    Well what on earth does that mean? Community groups?

    And?
     
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    well being that the left already tried to put Acorn exclusively in past packages like the inital bailout...why wouldn't Acorn get first dibs since they have this love affair with the left
     
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    so we'll just make it up without knowing the facts?
     
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    Why change now? It seems to work out well for them to just make thinigs up. :rofl:

    Republicans have been accused of perpetrating voter registration fraud numerous times in the last several elections; are reportedly under federal investigation; and played a key role in the irresponsible schemes that caused a financial meltdown that has cost American taxpayers hundreds of billions of dollars since last fall.
     
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    its called common sense....when you come back to a little place called Earth let me know and we can have a discussion
     
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    More wasted taxpayer money... lost in bureaucracy....

    And if you ask my opinion (which the libbies don't want to hear anyway... but tough shit)... looks like ACORN is getting a little personal payback for their efforts... who says crime doesn't pay?
     
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    and this would be different from the dems how?
     
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    Your link is from

    republicanleader.house.gov.

    :lol:

    Do you ever read independent, credible media? Or do you go to republican leader's political websites for "news".
     

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