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    We've been watching Congress with their efforts to defund ACORN. But does it really matter? ACORN has changed it's name to Community Organizers International (COI). Are they ending supporting for COI as well or will the pass bills immediately funding COI before the ink dries on the defunding for ACORN?

    Why is no one asking this?
     
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    I guess no one else is concerned
     
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    Beck will.
     
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    In reality, ACORN has registered close to 2 million low-income citizens across the country over the past five years -- a laudable record with a very low incidence of fraud of any kind
     
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    They had completed fewer than two dozen false registrations -- out of more than a million new voters registered by ACORN during that cycle. The mythology that suggests that thousands or even millions of illegal registrants voted is itself a fraud.
     
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    Very low? Does pot smoke blow on the wind where you live? Acorn has been busedt for voter fraud in almost every state they operate in. Probably why they changed the name.

    We shall have to wait and see.Avatar but good catch.
     
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    It's been suspected that Acorn is operating under different names or has affiliates. Doesn't surprise me. They'll be back at all their underhanded practices within a few months under different names.
     
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    ACORN and its affiliates are not only reliable cheerleaders for higher taxes, but also longtime tax deadbeats. More than 200 federal, state, and local tax liens adding up to more than $3 million are associated with ACORN’s national headquarters in New Orleans. (See Foundation Watch, November 2008.)

    The IRS won’t say what kinds of taxes are owed, but accounting experts say they’re probably payroll taxes. This means ACORN, while aggressively advocating social and wealth-redistribution programs, in practice has been undermining those programs by stiffing Uncle Sam.

    ACORN uses a complex system of interlocking directorates to control its far-flung network of affiliates. Well, actually they’re not that far-flung. An intrepid blogger discovered that 294 ACORN affiliates operate out of ACORN’s building on Elysian Fields Avenue in New Orleans.

    ACORN lawyer Elizabeth Kingsley raised the alarm about interlocking directorates and the dangerously close ties between ACORN and Project Vote in an internal report, the New York Times reported on October 22. There is so much overlap that “we may not be able to prove that 501(c)3 resources are not being directed to specific regions based on impermissible partisan considerations,” Kingsley wrote in a reference to the tax code provision regulating charities.

    Capital Research Center discovered that ACORN moves money around its network with a boldness and agility that Pablo Escobar would have admired.

    ACORN affiliate Project Vote paid ACORN $10,861,825 (2000–2006), Citizens Services Inc. (CSI) $1,206,942 (2005–2006), and $1,266,967 to ACORN affiliate Citizens Consulting Inc. (CCI) (2000–2004). Incidentally, Project Vote, ACORN, CSI, and CCI all share the same address in New Orleans.

    Other ACORN affiliates with the same Big Easy address swap funds all the time.

    Since 2000, the American Institute for Social Justice Inc. (AISJ) has paid ACORN at least $8,563,303. AISJ has paid CCI $362,464, and ACORN Associates Inc. $258,593. Since 2000, ACORN Housing Corp. Inc. paid its roommates, CCI and ACORN affiliate Peoples Equipment Resource Center $1,566,228 and (at least) $58,003, respectively.

    In 2002, AISJ gave a $9,637 loan to ACORN affiliate SEIU Local 100. The same year, AISJ received a $50,000 interest-free loan from the Tides Foundation and a $4,000 interest-free loan from liberal mega-funder George Soros’s Open Society Institute.

    These examples are just a few of ACORN’s unusual financial transactions. (More are listed in the Foundation Watch article mentioned to above.)

    Don’t count on Barack Obama to investigate the ACORN network’s forensic accounting make-work project if he becomes our next president.

    Obama’s ties to ACORN go back to at least 1992, when he ran a voter-registration drive for Project Vote. Obama helped train ACORN leaders, and he represented ACORN in a ballot-access case. The socialist “New Party,” which served as ACORN’s electoral arm, endorsed Obama, who was one of its members, when he ran for the Illinois state senate in the mid-1990s.

    Cracking ACORN by Matthew Vadum on National Review Online
     
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    The Many Faces Of ACORN

    Among ACORN’s many affiliates and subsidiaries are:

    385 Palmetto Street Housing Fund Corp.
    4415 San Jacinto Street Corp.
    ACORN
    Acorn 2004 Housing Development Fund Corp.
    Acorn 2005 Housing Development Fund Corp.
    ACORN Associates
    ACORN Benefi cial Association
    ACORN BeverlyY LLC
    ACORN Campaign Services
    ACORN Campaign To Raise The Minimum Wage
    ACORN Center for Housing, Inc.
    ACORN Children’s Benefi cial Association
    ACORN Community Land Association
    ACORN Community Land Association of IL
    ACORN Community Land Association of LA
    ACORN Community Land Association of PA
    ACORN Community Labor Organizing Center
    ACORN Cultural Trust
    ACORNDumont-SnedikerHousingDevelopment
    Fund Corp.
    ACORN Fair Housing
    ACORN Fund
    ACORN Housing Corp.
    ACORN Housing Corp. of IL
    ACORN Housing Corp. of MO
    ACORN Housing Corp. of PA
    ACORN Institute
    ACORN Law For Education, Representation,
    And Training
    ACORN Management Corp.
    ACORN National Broadcasting Network
    ACORN Services
    ACORN Television In Action For Communities
    ACORN Tenant Union Training And Organizing
    Project
    ACORN Tenants Union
    Affi liated Media Foundation Movement
    Agape Broadcasting Foundation Inc
    The Many Faces of ACORN
    American Environmental Justice Project Inc.
    American Home Childcare Providers Association
    American Institute for Social Justice
    Arizona ACORN Housing Corp.
    Arkansas Broadcasting Foundation
    Association for the Rights of Citizens Inc.
    Associated Regional Maintenance Systems
    Austin Organizing and Support Center
    Baltimore Organizing and Support Center
    Boston Organizing and Support Center
    Broad Street Corp.
    California Community Network
    Chicago Organizing and Support Center
    Chief Organizer Fund
    Child Care Providers for Action Franklin
    Citizens Action Research Project
    Citizens Campaign for Work, Living Wage &
    Labor Peace
    Citizens Consulting, Inc.
    Citizens Campaign for Finance Reform
    Citizens for Future Progress
    Colorado ACORN Housing Corp.
    Crescent City Broadcasting Corp.
    Desert Rose Homes LLC
    Dumont Avenue Housing Development Fund
    Elysian Fields Corp., Inc
    Elysian Fields Partnership
    Fifteenth Street Corp.
    Floridians For All PAC
    Franklin ACORN Housing
    Greenville Community Charter School Inc.
    Greenwell Springs Corp.
    Hospitality Hotel and Restaurant Organizing
    Council (HOTROC)
    Houston Organizing And Support Center
    KABF Radio
    KNON Radio
    Labor Neighbor Research and Training Center Inc.
    Living Wage Resource Center
    Louisiana ACORN Fair Housing
    Massachusetts ACORN Housing Corp.
    Metro Technical Institute
    Missouri Tax Justice Research Project
    Montana Radio Network
    Mott Haven ACORN Housing Development Fund Corp.
    Mutual Housing Association of New York Inc.
    National Center for Jobs & Justice
    New Mexico Organizing and Support Center
    New Orleans Community Housing Organization
    New York ACORN Housing Company Inc.
    New York Agency for Community Affairs Inc.
    New York Organizing and Support Center
    Organizers Forum
    Pennsylvania Institute for Community Affairs
    People’s Equipment Resource Corp.
    Phoenix Organizing And Support Center
    Project Vote
    SEIU Local 100
    SEIU Local 880
    Service Workers Action Team
    Shreveport Community Television
    Site Fighters
    Sixth Avenue Corp.
    Social Policy
    Southern Training Center
    St. Louis Organizing And Support Center
    St. Louis Tax Reform Group
    Student Minimum Wage Action Campaign
    Texas ACORN Housing Corp. Inc.
    Wal-Mart Workers Association
    Wal-Mart Association for Reform Now
    Working Families Association
    source: Employment Policies Institute report, “Rotten
    ACORN: America’s Bad Seed,” July 2006, see PDF fi le at

    http://www.rottenacorn.com/downloads/060728_badSeed.
    pdf.
     
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    libtards are born with lies rolling off their tongues!
     

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