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Boehner: The 'Defund ACORN Act' will be introduced today
By: Byron York
Chief Political Correspondent
09/15/09 12:11 PM EDT
House Republican leader has just sent a letter to his fellow lawmakers asking them to become co-sponsors of the "Defund ACORN Act," which Republicans plan to introduce in the House today. In the letter, Boehner, citing undercover video reports of ACORN workers encouraging illegal activity, says, "It is evident that ACORN is incapable of using federal funds in a manner that is consistent with the law." Boehner says "immediate action" should be taken to cut off federal funds to the organization. "Simply put, ACORN should not receive another penny of American taxpayers’ money," the letter says.
Here is the entire text of Boehner's "Dear Colleague" letter:
In the wake of new reports of potentially criminal activity involving associates of the Association of Community Organizations for Reform Now (ACORN), it is time for Congress to take action and terminate all federal funding to ACORN and its affiliates. That is why I will introduce the Defund ACORN Act and encourage you to become a cosponsor.
It is evident that ACORN is incapable of using federal funds in a manner that is consistent with the law. Immediate action is necessary to ensure that no additional tax dollars are directed to ACORN. Simply put, ACORN should not receive another penny of American taxpayers’ money.
Originally posted by EnlightenUp
I received some interesting knowledge today that allows me to separate fact from a Glenn Beck diatribe. In this case with this particular organization he seems to be correct. ACORN is corrupt, dysfunctional and a political tool. They absolutely need to defunded and thoroughly investigated.
The main problem I see is Glenn Beck painting all organizations with similar missions with the same broad brush. Do not listen to him trying to guilt them by association. There are many he'll bring up that do quality work without millions in govenment funding. Many that have worked with ACORN hate them just as much or more than anyone here getting their info from FOX.