States aim at ACORN, but little money at stake

Sep 23, 2009 | Posted by: roboblogger | Full story: Fort Worth Star-Telegram

As support for the community activist group ACORN withered in Congress in the wake of a hidden-camera scandal, Republican governors and other state officials moved swiftly to sever ties.

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I could use some of that money. Can Obama teach me to start a big corrupt money making machine like ACORN or COI? He seems to be good at it.
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Not only are states wasting their time with this but it seems the GOP drafted, knee jerked House bill that dumped ACORN may not work as intended.

It apparently gives legal ground to force the US government to disconnect from all kinds of business ... ones with even more violations and federal money involved ... in the defense industry. LOL

It cannot apply to just ACORN as a bill of attainder is Constitutionally off limits. This bill won't hold up in court.

Nice waste of time (and taxpayer money) being unprepared for authoring the bill. For cris'sake, House Republican Leader Boehner, next time do your homework.
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hmmmm wrote:
Not only are states wasting their time with this but it seems the GOP drafted, knee jerked House bill that dumped ACORN may not work as intended.
It apparently gives legal ground to force the US government to disconnect from all kinds of business ... ones with even more violations and federal money involved ... in the defense industry. LOL
It cannot apply to just ACORN as a bill of attainder is Constitutionally off limits. This bill won't hold up in court.
Nice waste of time (and taxpayer money) being unprepared for authoring the bill. For cris'sake, House Republican Leader Boehner, next time do your homework.
It won't work because NEXT it goes to a Senate committee where they will kill it in private. And then Congress can still say< "Well, I did vote against funding ACORN."

All the while knowing it was a PR stunt and it would go down in committee.

What a snake this government has become.

It's the game Congress plays. Stop trying to FOOL American citizens.

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Not only are states wasting their time with this but it seems the GOP drafted, knee jerked House bill that dumped ACORN may not work as intended.
It apparently gives legal ground to force the US government to disconnect from all kinds of business ... ones with even more violations and federal money involved ... in the defense industry. LOL
It cannot apply to just ACORN as a bill of attainder is Constitutionally off limits. This bill won't hold up in court.
Nice waste of time (and taxpayer money) being unprepared for authoring the bill. For cris'sake, House Republican Leader Boehner, next time do your homework.
That's the point....government should disconnect from most forms of businesses.....

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I wouldn't call giving presidunce obama's ACORN $57,000,000 over the past 10 years - little money!
I wouldn't call obama giving his henchmen in ACORN $8,5000,000,000 this year - little money!
hats off to the brave congresspersons & state officials that are persuing ACORN's CORRUPTON!!!
IT WILL SAVE US $8.5 BILLION DOLLARS which will be used for democrap corruption!!!
obama LIED PEOPLE DIED
obama IS CORRUPT AMERICA IS BANKRUPT
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By ERICA WERNER (AP) 15 hours ago

WASHINGTON Congress' chief budget officer is contradicting President Barack Obama's oft-stated claim that seniors wouldn't see their Medicare benefits cut under a health care overhaul.

The head of the nonpartisan Congressional Budget Office, Douglas Elmendorf, told senators Tuesday that seniors in Medicare's managed care plans would see reduced benefits under a bill in the Finance Committee.

The bill would cut payments to the Medicare Advantage plans by more than $100 billion over 10 years.

More lies from Obama and his bag of Czars.....
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Acorn is changing it's name to popcorn so they can continue to get more Obama government cheese.
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Le Jimbo wrote:
<quoted text>That's the point....government should disconnect from most forms of businesses.....
So let me get this straight... you are supporting that ACORN bill which bans the government from funding any contracts for goods and/or services from Lockheed Martin, Northrop Grumman, General Electric, Raytheon, L-3 Communications, Blackwater Worldwide (now known as Xe Services, LLC), Kellogg Brown & Root, Bank of America, IBM, Halliburton, AT&T, Hewlett-Packard Company, DynCorp International Inc., CACI International, Inc., Dell, Inc., Exxon Mobil and many, many more?
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Tired of it wrote:
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It won't work because NEXT it goes to a Senate committee where they will kill it in private. And then Congress can still say< "Well, I did vote against funding ACORN."
All the while knowing it was a PR stunt and it would go down in committee.
What a snake this government has become.
It's the game Congress plays. Stop trying to FOOL American citizens.
Okay .... since you cannot eliminate the whole government without massive support for a revolution (which you are far far from having)... it behooves to research which side is fooling the most and oppose it .. and let the replacement know that is why. That is partly how Obama got elected.
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It will be a sad day for America when the birthers/teabaggers no longer have ACORN to whine about and have to avoid substantative issues addressing another matter of no consequence.
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hmmmm wrote:
Not only are states wasting their time with this but it seems the GOP drafted, knee jerked House bill that dumped ACORN may not work as intended.
It apparently gives legal ground to force the US government to disconnect from all kinds of business ... ones with even more violations and federal money involved ... in the defense industry. LOL
It cannot apply to just ACORN as a bill of attainder is Constitutionally off limits. This bill won't hold up in court.
Nice waste of time (and taxpayer money) being unprepared for authoring the bill. For cris'sake, House Republican Leader Boehner, next time do your homework.
It would be a lot simpler than you think. ACORN and community activist groups are little more than democrat party grass roots orgnizations, that sould never be funded by tapayer monies.
We do not even allow (supposedly) tax exempt organizations to express themselves politically ... so how is it constitutional to fund an organization working for a particular party directly?
Pfleger's church gets funded through the democrats and inner city programs ... and look how political Pfleger was/is ... ACORN and others also work for the democrat party. This is criminal in itself.

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The senate already passed it's version 87-3 to do the same as the House bill.
Tired of it wrote:
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It won't work because NEXT it goes to a Senate committee where they will kill it in private. And then Congress can still say< "Well, I did vote against funding ACORN."
All the while knowing it was a PR stunt and it would go down in committee.
What a snake this government has become.
It's the game Congress plays. Stop trying to FOOL American citizens.

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hmmmm wrote:
<quoted text>So let me get this straight... you are supporting that ACORN bill which bans the government from funding any contracts for goods and/or services from Lockheed Martin, Northrop Grumman, General Electric, Raytheon, L-3 Communications, Blackwater Worldwide (now known as Xe Services, LLC), Kellogg Brown & Root, Bank of America, IBM, Halliburton, AT&T, Hewlett-Packard Company, DynCorp International Inc., CACI International, Inc., Dell, Inc., Exxon Mobil and many, many more?
Sure if it is not for defense or infrastructure they have no function according to the constitution.

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Lance Winslow wrote:
It will be a sad day for America when the birthers/teabaggers no longer have ACORN to whine about and have to avoid substantative issues addressing another matter of no consequence.
Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood told The Dispatch that the level of "harsh discourse in Washington has probably reached an all-time high," and he partly blamed it on "all of this trash talk about the process and about politicians 24/7" on cable television and talk radio.

LaHood referred to criticism Obama received for appearing Sunday on five television news shows to promote his health-care overhaul. The secretary also indicated that even the president's bully pulpit is no match for the cacophony over the airwaves from the political right.

"He can't even compete with all this stuff that people are saying about him, so the idea that he did five interviews on Sunday, that's just minuscule compared to the kind of trash talk that goes on all week prior to that," LaHood said.

Oh wow, now Obama needs cnn, msnbc, abc, cbs, nbc, air america, pbs, npr and a partridge in a pear tree to help the embattled whackos. Wow, one cable net work and a couple of radio programs and the sky is falling. Why not just tell the truth.....THE AMERICAN PEOPLE ARN'T BUYING THE CRAP OBAMA IS SPREADING. Desperation is setting in at Odumbo headquarters.
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Lance Winslow wrote:
It will be a sad day for America when the birthers/teabaggers no longer have ACORN to whine about and have to avoid substantative issues addressing another matter of no consequence.
....you really like paying Pimps and Hos (your?) hard-earned (NOT) money, don't you?

Maybe that explains why you are writing on this computer 24-7? Oh, I get it......YOU DON'T HAVE A JOB, DO YOU?
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Glasnos wrote:
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It would be a lot simpler than you think. ACORN and community activist groups are little more than democrat party grass roots orgnizations, that sould never be funded by tapayer monies.
We do not even allow (supposedly) tax exempt organizations to express themselves politically ... so how is it constitutional to fund an organization working for a particular party directly?
Pfleger's church gets funded through the democrats and inner city programs ... and look how political Pfleger was/is ... ACORN and others also work for the democrat party. This is criminal in itself.
My understanding of ACORN and yours don't fit the same page. If it is criminal, why wasn't it prosecuted under Bush? At what point do you notice the talking point you picked up somewhere .... doesn't pass a simple smell test?

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Acorn is a criminal organization. They need to be investigated- Prosecuted- thrown in jail.
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<quoted text>Sure if it is not for defense or infrastructure they have no function according to the constitution.
You clearly don't understand how this works. Defunding ACORN means they have to defund anyone who fits the same terms as ACORN in the bill ... which includes many, if not all the defense and infrastructure companies.

These companies are funded through carefully negotiated contracts with the government .... the SAME way as ACORN.

Defunding means they are cancelling ACORN's contract. Because of the law, they will also have to cancel all the other contracts on the same basis or be in violation of the Constitution.

Do you have the faintest idea what canceling those carefully negotiated contracts for all those defense and infrastructure companies would do?

Try massive panic, for starters. Layoffs. Risking putting some out of business and further tanking the economy. Not to mention seriously crippling the government's means of purchasing what YOU deemed necessary. How did you think the government bought defense and infrastructure goods and services???

How 'bout learning a bit more about the topic before slapping down your best beer-soaked guess here. You'll look less like a high school civic class flunk out who thinks he knows everything.
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<quoted text>My understanding of ACORN and yours don't fit the same page. If it is criminal, why wasn't it prosecuted under Bush? At what point do you notice the talking point you picked up somewhere .... doesn't pass a simple smell test?
Why? That is the $64 million dollar question.
The democrats have gotten away with using tax payer money to fund these inner city groups at least since Jim Jones. Because they administer low income programs (african american) are they afraid they will be called racists? Hey, the republicans are called racists anyway.
These "community organizations" need to be held accountable for their political partisanship, just as any other tax exempt organization is supposed to be ... and for them to get tax payer money and being partisan for the democrat party is clearly a violation of the constitution. This symbiotic relationship is why the democrats will cut direct funding of ACORN, but will make sure they are funded through other program grant monies ... where most of their money comes from anyway.
Just go look up "My Muslim Bakery" ... A violent criminal organization involved in drug dealing, extortion and murder, who also got these inner city grants ... No politician was ever held accountable for funding those low life animals.

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Don't forget SEIU the other white headed fly operation.

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hmmmm wrote:
Not only are states wasting their time with this but it seems the GOP drafted, knee jerked House bill that dumped ACORN may not work as intended.
It apparently gives legal ground to force the US government to disconnect from all kinds of business ... ones with even more violations and federal money involved ... in the defense industry. LOL
It cannot apply to just ACORN as a bill of attainder is Constitutionally off limits. This bill won't hold up in court.
Nice waste of time (and taxpayer money) being unprepared for authoring the bill. For cris'sake, House Republican Leader Boehner, next time do your homework.
Total bullshit, just an excuse for some to have not voted to de-fund them, including 2 of our chickenshit Colorado politicians.

Sunday A.M. Obammy when questioned sounded like he'd barely ever heard of ACORN and of course we all know he was tied to them for 20 yrs. Threw them under the bus and was dishonest about it. The man has no class, no loyalty and no honor.

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