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U.S. Senate votes 83-7 to cut off ACORN funding

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  1. Little-Acorn

    Little-Acorn Well-Known Member

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    ACORN has received $53 million in taxpayer funds since 1994.

    No more.

    It looks like the gravy train is about to be cut off.

    The Left has never been able to stand people finding out what they're really doing. I guess some things never change.

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    http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2009/09/14/AR2009091402849.html

    Senate votes to deny funds to ACORN

    by ANDREW TAYLOR
    The Associated Press
    Monday, September 14, 2009; 6:50 PM

    WASHINGTON -- The Senate voted Monday to block the Housing and Urban Development Department from giving grants to ACORN, a community organization under fire in several voter-registration fraud cases.

    The 83-7 vote would deny housing and community grant funding to ACORN, which stands for the Association of Community Organizations for Reform Now.

    The action came as the group is suffering from bad publicity after a duo of conservative activists posing as a prostitute and her pimp released hidden-camera videos in which ACORN employees in Baltimore gave advice on house-buying and how to account on tax forms for the woman's income. Two other videos, aired frequently on media outlets such as the Fox News Channel, depict similar situations in ACORN offices in Brooklyn and Washington, D.C.

    The Senate's move would mean that ACORN would not be able to win HUD grants for programs such as counseling low-income people on how to get mortgages and for fair housing education and outreach.

    Sen. Mike Johanns, R-Neb., said that ACORN has received $53 million in taxpayer funds since 1994 and that the group was eligible for a wider set of funding in the pending legislation, which funds housing and transportation programs.

    Just last week, the Census Bureau severed its ties with ACORN, saying it does not want the group's help in outreach efforts on the decennial count.
     
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    Great news! I hope this is the end of it, but some how I think they just change their names and start over ::(
     
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    Seven voted against cutting off ACORN's funding:

    Dick Durbin (D-IL)
    Roland Burris (D-IL)
    Robert Casey (D-PA)
    Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY)
    Patrick Leahy (D-VT)
    Bernie Sanders (I-VT)
    Sheldon Whitehouse (D-RI)
     
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    I hope they are all up for reelection and someone makes an ad about their vote. Dick durbin would still get elected, IL is such a currupt place

    Isnt Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY) the replacement for Hillary? she was said to be a moderate... This vote does not seem very moderate to me.
     
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    There's no such thing as a moderate Democrat. Voting for a slow progression to socialism instead of a fast progression, doesn't make you "moderate". Neither does voting to stay at the level of socialism we currently have.

    Supporting a slow progression back toward freedom and personal responsibility, as opposed to a fast progression back, makes you a "moderate". And voting for an overnight transition to instant freedom and responsibility, makes you an extremist conservative (see: Ron Paul).
     
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    The House is also preparing a bill to modify legislation they passed this summer, to cut out funding for ACORN.
     
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    All else aside, having Acorn taken off the Census team will be a huge win for U.S. citizens. We have a much better chance of achieving some reasonable level of accuracy with them on the sidelines
     
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