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Originally posted by aquiesce
Maybe, the Republicans had their rude awakening and might do a little better in the future.
Originally posted by sad_eyed_lady
I'm not mad that few people took the time to read it, but that they were not given the time to read it.
I think the PTB that rushed this piece of work through more or less are acknowledging that it is a piece of trash as they didn't even have the guts to let it be read.
Originally posted by greeneyedleo
Ive said it before, I will say it again: WHO keeps voting these worthless people back into these positions?
Originally posted by questioningall
reply to post by sad_eyed_lady
VERY VERY SAD DAY TODAY!!
My world was shattered with truth today!!
I don't have the words nor the rage anymore to say exactly what I think..... but I have posted many earlier - plus I think my signature says it all!
BTW: I LOVE THE AVATAR - AWESOME!!!!!!!
Originally posted by Sheeper
It is rather interesting that ACORN is getting a butt load of money......
Does the stimulus bill include a $5.2 billion payoff for ACORN? I would appreciate having FactCheck.org look into whether ACORN will receive $5.23 billion from the Obama stimulus package under the guise of “stabilizing neighborhoods.” I have been bombarded by e-mails from an acquaintance about this. What can you find about this? Thank you.
The bill does include funds for which ACORN would be eligible to compete - against hundreds of other groups. But most is for a housing rehabilitation program ACORN says it never applied for in the past and won't in the future. For the past two weeks, Republicans have been raising a new charge against a familiar enemy, claiming that the Democrats' stimulus bill includes as much as $5.2 billion in "goodies" for the Association of Community Organization for Reform Now (ACORN). Last fall, Republicans accused ACORN of "massive voter fraud," a claim which we said was exaggerated. The group has since become a favorite target of Republicans, so it understandably raises a few hackles when House Republican leader John Boehner's Web site proclaims that the bill provides "a taxpayer-funded bonanza" for ACORN. And Republican Sen. David Vitter goes even further, telling Newsmax TV that the provisions amount to "a political payoff." Also, the National Republican Trust PAC has taken up the issue in fundraising pitches. But these claims are wildly exaggerated and rely upon faulty logic.
the key words here are "eligible" and "compete." Competition would likely be stiff. In 2008, NSP's first year, states handed out funds to a total of 308 grantees. The NSP rules would require ACORN to show that it would spend the money to renovate and resell foreclosed homes more efficiently than other applicants.