My friend David Weigel over at Slate thinks it's knee-slappingly hilarious that lawmakers took the time to prohibit federal funding of President Obama's favorite activist group in the proposed Department of Homeland Security Appropriations Act. He writes in a blog post sarcastically titled "Good News: Stalled FEMA Funding Bill Bans ACORN Funding":
I've been poking around today on an emerging issue: What will be cut in order to fund FEMA's obligations for Hurricane Irene recovery? The search takes me to the text of the Department of Homeland Security Appropriations Act, which was narrowly passed by the House but sits stalled in the Senate. That stall is the reason that FEMA has to move around money meant for Joplin disaster recovery in order to take care of Irene. I don't see why there's a hold-up, because Republicans did a good job making sure no DHS money could go to liberal groups.
First off, ACORN is not a liberal group. It is a radical leftist group.
Second, lawmakers have every reason to worry that FEMA funds might go to ACORN's new front groups. FEMA gave close to $1.5 million to ACORN in 2008 and 2009. Federal money, including FEMA funds, has a habit of disappearing into a vortex, as noted by the Department of Homeland Security's inspector general.
Third, the Obama administration is already funneling taxpayer dollars to ACORN in violation of a congressionally approved funding ban. The Department of Housing and Urban Development gave an $80,000 grant to ACORN Housing, which has renamed itself Affordable Housing Centers of America, in March.
ACORN officials openly acknowledge that ACORN's new front groups created after the shell corporation named ACORN filed for bankruptcy last year will come together under a new name in order to help reelect President Obama next year. Read all about it in my new book, Subversion Inc.: How Obama's ACORN Red Shirts are Still Terrorizing and Ripping Off American Taxpayers.
Weigel provides a list of the ACORN-related groups that will be denied federal funding under the DHS appropriations bill. Here is a sampling of just a few groups on the list that remain active:
ACORN International (a.k.a. Community Organizations International)
New York Communities for Change
Affordable Housing Centers of America
Pennsylvania Communities Organizing for Change
Arkansas Community Organizations
Alliance of Californians for Community Empowerment
New England United for Justice
Texas Organizing Project
Minnesota Neighborhoods Organizing for Change
Organization United for Reform
Missourians Organizing for Reform and Empowerment
A Community Voice
Working Families Party
Hilarious, ain't it?
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America needs to know that ACORN is restructuring in time to help re-elect President Obama in 2012. Obama used to work for ACORN and represented the group in court as its lawyer. These radical leftists who use the brutal, in-your-face, pressure tactics of Saul Alinsky want to destroy America as we know it and will use any means to do it.
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