A rising chorus of GOP leaders are protesting that the blockbuster Democratic stimulus package would provide up to a whopping $5.2 billion for ACORN, the left-leaning nonprofit group under federal investigation for massive voter fraud.
Most of the money is secreted away under an item in the now $836 billion package titled “Neighborhood Stabilization Programs.”
Ordinarily, neighborhood stabilization funds are distributed to local governments. But revised language in the stimulus bill would make the funds available directly to non-profit entities such as ACORN, the low-income housing organization whose pro-Democrat voter-registration activities have been blasted by Republicans. ACORN is cited by some for tipping the scales in the Democrats' favor in November.
According to Fox news, Sen. David Vitter, R-La., could appear to be a “payoff” for community groups’ partisan political activities in the last election cycle.
“It is of great concern to me,” Rep. Marsha Blackburn, R-Tenn., tells Newsmax. “I think our government has stayed strong because we’ve had a two-party system, we have had robust debate, people have felt that it was one man-one vote. They are privileged and grateful that they have that ability to cast that vote. And when something is done to belittle or diminish that, it is of great concern to me.”
Regarding ACORN, Blackburn added, “Additional funds going to these organizations that have tried to skew that system, it causes me great concern and I believe that it causes many of my colleagues great concern.”
The three-term congressman stopped short of suggesting the “neighborhood stabilization” money is a power grab by Democrats seeking
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u r iiots...poor peopl srve a home too...just one they can afford...racist white trash all over this yahoo ass world! sickning puke all of you...acorn isd now code word for nig housing...yeesh
It is peanut comparing to the tax dollars burnt in 'disarming' Iraq.
If economy is such a big concern he should be printing more and more currency. In fact he is not printing more than 1.0T$. The modern economy is such a torn fabric - 1.0T$ can not so easily patch the money that the middle class has lost.
Incapable CEOs and executives get richer. Middle class gets poorer and poorer. Welcome to the 'American' way.
Obama has spoken and has decided to bypass the opportunity for leadership and opted for fearmongering to pass an ill-concieved and partisan bill that will worsen the economy for the sake of lining the pockets of Democrat donors and lobbists. Truly a sad choice he has made for all of us.