The Pardu

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Tuesday, June 4, 2013

The Daily GOP Ignominious: Defunding ACORN Still?

John Boehner climbed up on stage last week, railed about the scandals in the Obama Administration, and again proclaimed he is about "jobs", yet look at what they do.

Huffington Post
House Republicans To Defund ACORN Again, Even Though It Still Does Not Exist
WASHINGTON -- House Republicans are scheduled to vote on two separate budget bills this week, each of which would reject funding for the poverty activism group ACORN, despite the fact that ACORN disbanded three years ago. 

ACORN, also known as the Association of Community Organizations for Reform Now, came under heavy fire in the fall of 2009 after conservative videographer James O'Keefe released a set of selectively edited videos that appeared to show its employees offering advice on tax avoidance related to prostitution and child smuggling. Independent investigations by the California attorney general, the Massachusetts attorney general and the Brooklyn, N.Y., district attorney would later clear ACORN of criminal wrongdoing, and an investigation by the Government Accountability Office would clear ACORN of charges that it mishandled federal funds. 

But in the fall of 2009, Congress banned federal funding for ACORN using broad language that applied to "any organization" that had been charged with breaking federal or state election laws, lobbying disclosure laws or campaign finance laws or with filing fraudulent paperwork with any federal or state agency. The funding ban also extended to any employees, contractors or others affiliated with any group so charged.

 There is something seriously wrong with the tea party laden House or Representatives.   

Did you vote for thes epeope? Come on admit it, now did you?

I think I will spend no more time on this piece.


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