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Dems try to get ACORN 20% of the bailout money

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posted on Sep, 25 2008 @ 09:34 PM
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Lindsay Graham on Fox Now. Says there was never any agreement on bailout bill between dems and Repubs.

Dems have inserted provision into their bill to give several billion (with a "b") dollars to ACORN.

ACORN is a group of community agitators, like MOVE in Philadelphia. In my opinion, they have attempted electoral fraud in urban areas and in the South.




posted on Jan, 28 2009 @ 12:33 AM
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This is the beginning of Obama's "civilian army" and frankly I'm surprised this isn't getting a lot more media intention (that last part is written with sarcasm ALL OVER MY FACE!)

Surprisingly, only some Conservative news outlets are reporting it (there's more of that sarcasm!)

Obama Bails Out ACORN

Where is all the liberal attention to justify their great leader's role in this? Oh, I'd say they are too busy basking in the glorious light emanating from their Messiah's halo and general greatness!


I urge more members to Flag and Star this thread. It certainly deserves more attention than its getting IMO.......

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posted on Jan, 28 2009 @ 12:54 AM
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Sadly, this does not surprise me.

I remember it was said on the news before the election that Obama vowed to take care of acorn once he was in office.

all the surprises me is how overtly they're going about their dirty work.

maybe this is as close as we'll get to having honest politicians.

honestly, openly crooked.



posted on Jan, 28 2009 @ 07:31 PM
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Look at what it actually says in the article...


# $1 billion stashed away in Community Development Block Grant money that ACORN often vies for successfully.

# $10 million to develop or refurbish low-income housing, a specialty of ACORN’s.

# $4.19 billion to stave off foreclosures via the Neighborhood Stabilization Program. Vadum states the current version of the bill would allow nonprofits to compete with cities and states for $3.44 billion of the money. Some $750 million, however, would be exclusively reserved for nonprofits such as ACORN, which is actually an umbrella organization for over 100 progressive organizations.

Regarding the Neighborhood Stabilization Program, Vadum writes in American Spectator: “Although ACORN operatives usually get their hands on such funds only after they have first passed through the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development or state and local governments, the new spending bill largely eliminates these dawdling middle men, making it easier to get Uncle Sam's largess directly into the hands of the same people who run ACORN's various vote fraud and extortion rackets. And the legislative package provides these funds without the usual prohibition on using government money for lobbying or political activities.

It's not saying that all of the money would go to acorn. It's saying that the money would go to organizations that help the poor, much like ACORN has tried to.

I love your conservative spin on this, trying to make it seem, as if ACORN is getting all the money.



posted on Jan, 28 2009 @ 07:31 PM
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Look at what it actually says in the article...


# $1 billion stashed away in Community Development Block Grant money that ACORN often vies for successfully.

# $10 million to develop or refurbish low-income housing, a specialty of ACORN’s.

# $4.19 billion to stave off foreclosures via the Neighborhood Stabilization Program. Vadum states the current version of the bill would allow nonprofits to compete with cities and states for $3.44 billion of the money. Some $750 million, however, would be exclusively reserved for nonprofits such as ACORN, which is actually an umbrella organization for over 100 progressive organizations.

Regarding the Neighborhood Stabilization Program, Vadum writes in American Spectator: “Although ACORN operatives usually get their hands on such funds only after they have first passed through the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development or state and local governments, the new spending bill largely eliminates these dawdling middle men, making it easier to get Uncle Sam's largess directly into the hands of the same people who run ACORN's various vote fraud and extortion rackets. And the legislative package provides these funds without the usual prohibition on using government money for lobbying or political activities.

It's not saying that all of the money would go to acorn. It's saying that the money would go to organizations that help the poor, much like ACORN has tried to.

I love your conservative spin on this, trying to make it seem, as if ACORN is getting all the money.



posted on Jan, 31 2009 @ 11:44 AM
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Originally posted by Frankidealist35
Look at what it actually says in the article...


# $1 billion stashed away in Community Development Block Grant money that ACORN often vies for successfully.

# $10 million to develop or refurbish low-income housing, a specialty of ACORN’s.

# $4.19 billion to stave off foreclosures via the Neighborhood Stabilization Program. Vadum states the current version of the bill would allow nonprofits to compete with cities and states for $3.44 billion of the money. Some $750 million, however, would be exclusively reserved for nonprofits such as ACORN, which is actually an umbrella organization for over 100 progressive organizations.

Regarding the Neighborhood Stabilization Program, Vadum writes in American Spectator: “Although ACORN operatives usually get their hands on such funds only after they have first passed through the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development or state and local governments, the new spending bill largely eliminates these dawdling middle men, making it easier to get Uncle Sam's largess directly into the hands of the same people who run ACORN's various vote fraud and extortion rackets. And the legislative package provides these funds without the usual prohibition on using government money for lobbying or political activities.

It's not saying that all of the money would go to acorn. It's saying that the money would go to organizations that help the poor, much like ACORN has tried to.

I love your conservative spin on this, trying to make it seem, as if ACORN is getting all the money.


why should they get any money???? they do not deserve it. this isnt a help the poor bill, this is a god damned economic stimulus package. give the money to the citizens and have them decide what to do with it, because congress and businesses seem to use it for the wrong reasons.



posted on Jan, 31 2009 @ 11:54 AM
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it looks as if its shaping up as...
the Republican had Haliburton >Blackwater >(NeoCon NGO's)


the Democrat has ACORN > ? > ? >(NeoSocialist NGO's)



C H A N G E, you can belive in ..... (yeah right)



posted on Jan, 31 2009 @ 11:56 AM
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i love your liberal spin. just keep on burring your head deeper in the sand as the democrats give billions to an extreme left-wing group that has already been caught with thousands of cases of voter fraud . the dems just want to give organizations like this TAXPAYER ("stimulous") money so they can gain an election monopoly for years to come



posted on Jan, 31 2009 @ 12:03 PM
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Had to go to my archived posts for this stuff....

Money to ACORN was expected. This was the reason the First stimulus package was vetoed in the Senate.


theunionnews.blogspot.com...


MR. GINGRICH: Well, the last time we were promised they were going to save us, it was $300 billion; it was a housing bill. And what liberal Democrats in Congress did, for example, was add $500 million a year for a left-wing activist group called Acorn. Now, I can’t imagine why we’d want the taxpayer to give $500 million a year to a left-wing activist group, but it’s in the bill which the Bush administration signed and that was only back in July and that was going to solve everything. That was $300 billion ago.

Now we have a brand-new, liberal Democrats, many of whom, for example, Chris Dodd, was the largest single recipient of money from Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac and he is the chairman of the Banking Committee. So the guy who got the most money is now going to write a bill to give taxpayers money to the people who gave him money. Somehow, I am not reassured.


hotair.com...


ACORN? Would this be the same ACORN that conducted voter fraud in Washington, resulting in felony charges against its officers there in 2007? Isn’t this the same organization that generated complaints and questions about their practices in several other jurisdictions during the 2006 election? How does shoving money into the pockets of ACORN provide an economic stimulus?

This doesn’t look like a stimulus package. It looks more like an investment in further voter fraud.


www.examiner.com...


ACORN is a liberal advocacy group that claims to speak for the poor and minorities — running these voter registration drives no doubt to prime the pump for an Election Day voter turnout operation that includes multiple voting by the same people at different precincts in a state with a tightly contested Senate race.

But ACORN also runs big-money community development corporations. The federal government supported ACORN housing programs to the tune of $2.6 million in 2003-04. That led Republicans to support efforts to prohibit Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac from subsidizing ACORN’s voter registration drives.

Democrats resisted Republican efforts to restrict ACORN Housing Corporation funding, arguing that community development could rightly include registering new voters at their new addresses. But Republicans prevailed in adding voter registration restrictions to the Federal Housing Finance Reform Act.



posted on Feb, 2 2009 @ 04:45 PM
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Here's the video of Lindsay Graham from today (yes, I know that's John McCain you're looking at, watch the video. It's the right one.):



Exactly what the OP said.

[edit on 2-2-2009 by sos37]







 
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