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Republicans Vote To Defund Acorn For The 12th Time...Why?????

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posted on Dec, 11 2014 @ 01:43 PM
a reply to: neo96

The best way to push politicians to actually care about the people they "represent"?

They are paid the same amount as the medium income of the city/county/state/district/country they represent.

posted on Dec, 11 2014 @ 08:53 PM

originally posted by: neo96
a reply to: macman

You truly think that the Dems care for the poor??? Guess that is why the wealthiest of those in politics are Dems. Hmm, go figure.

That is the only way they stay in power.

Poor voters. Hell if they actually lifted people out of poverty their 'base' would be non existent.

Actually Bill Clinton and company did more to lift poor people into the middle class than perhaps any admin outside of FDR,while a Rep admin reversed that trend and put more people back into poverty than any admin since Hoover.

posted on Dec, 12 2014 @ 08:03 AM
a reply to: Spider879

Bill Clinton had no choice, as he was a lame duck Pres with a Rep controlled House and Senate. THEY forced him to take the actions that he did.

AND.....what was signed into law worked to reduce dependency on Govt welfare.

posted on Dec, 13 2014 @ 04:16 PM
a reply to: Metallicus

Can you explain to us which law specifically funds ACORN? Or...used to fund ACORN? Which US code specifically says 'this money is going to ACORN'?

I'm asking because I don't think such a law exists.

I mean it was, after all, an organization that had done nothing wrong. As some smart man rightly put it though, 'A lie gets halfway around the world before the truth has a chance to get its pants on.'

posted on Dec, 13 2014 @ 04:37 PM
a reply to: links234


" acorn new names "

" acorn criminal convictions "

posted on Dec, 13 2014 @ 05:38 PM
a reply to: xuenchen

Neither ACORN nor its employees have been found guilty of, or even charged with, casting fraudulent votes.

But so far ACORN itself has not been officially charged with any fraud. Aside from the heated charges and counter-charges, no evidence has yet surfaced to show that the ACORN employees who submitted fraudulent registration forms intended to pave the way for illegal voting. Rather, they were trying to get paid by ACORN for doing no work.

ACORN Accusations

On December 7, 2009, the former Massachusetts Attorney General, after an independent internal investigation of ACORN, found the videos that had been released appeared to have been edited, "in some cases substantially". He found no evidence of criminal conduct by ACORN employees, but concluded that ACORN had poor management practices that contributed to unprofessional actions by a number of its low-level employees. On March 1, 2010, the District Attorney's office for Brooklyn determined that the videos were "heavily edited" and "many of the seemingly crime-encouraging answers were taken out of context so as to appear more sinister", and concluded that there was no criminal wrongdoing by the ACORN staff in the videos from the Brooklyn ACORN office. On April 1, 2010, an investigation by the California Attorney General found the videos from Los Angeles, San Diego and San Bernardino to be "heavily edited," and the investigation did not find evidence of criminal conduct on the part of ACORN employees. On June 14, 2010, the U.S. Government Accountability Office (GAO) released its findings which showed that ACORN evidenced no sign that it, or any of its related organizations, mishandled any federal money they had received.

Association of Community Organizations for Reform Now, Controversies

Again, any law that specifically states that only ACORN would get that money? Any link there? Any emoji's to show me that?

edit on 13-12-2014 by links234 because: Missed a bracket.

posted on Dec, 13 2014 @ 06:17 PM
a reply to: links234

The original problem started in 2009 with Democrats panicking.

Congress Votes to Strip ACORN of Federal Funding

Republicans succeeded in drawing overwhelming support from Democrats Thursday to eliminate federal funding to a now-scandalized ACORN, the community organizing group that has come under heavy fire in the wake of damaging undercover videos that purport to show counselors giving advice on tax fraud to a "pimp" and "prostitute."

The House voted 345-75 to strike ACORN funding from a student aid bill with two voting present.

Later, the Senate voted 85-11 to eliminate ACORN funding from an Interior Department spending bill.

Oh the IRONY

posted on Dec, 13 2014 @ 06:33 PM
a reply to: xuenchen

So there were never any laws that specifically said that only ACORN would get the money? Just the laws that said they wouldn't get the money.

My original foray into this thread had to do with the claim that the money wouldn't go to ACORN, it would just disappear. So I'm wondering if there was anywhere that said that money would go only to ACORN.

As to your point on irony...they're politicians. ACORN is toxic politically because they were slandered and dragged through the mud by the likes of Glenn Beck on national television. Politician's, even dumb house members, know when to run away. The truth doesn't matter to some people, politicians in particular.

posted on Dec, 13 2014 @ 06:39 PM
The Supreme Court ruled that voter fraud is a non-issue. Thus, Florida is expecting another 141% turnout in the 2016 Presidential Election.

posted on Dec, 13 2014 @ 06:41 PM
a reply to: links234


Until the controversies of 2008 and 2009, ACORN had an annual budget of approximately US$25 million, with approximately 10% of those funds coming from federal sources, a smaller figure from state sources, and the rest coming from supporters and membership. HUD estimates that ACORN received $42 million in federal funds since the 2000 budget year while the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee estimates that ACORN received $53 million since 1994

Association of Community Organizations for Reform Now

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