posted on Oct, 10 2009 @ 08:33 AM
With all the hooplah last month over the allegations of ACORN workers helping pimps/hookers with their tax issues, illegal child porn issues. . .
The U.S. Census Bureau canceled ties with ACORN for the upcoming 2010 census.
But they really didn't.
Following the release of the undercover videos that depicted ACORN workers helping a fake pimp and prostitute commit crimes, the Census Bureau
quickly severed ties with the group. Soon after, Congress cut funding to the organization and its affiliates – including the SEIU.
However, the Census Bureau has not severed ties with SEIU. The union even refers to its ya es hora !HAGASE CONTAR! campaign to get a “full count”
of Latinos next year on its website. (SEIU claims the Census is important to Latinos because their community “could see up to an additional $100
million in federal funding.”
The Service Employees International Union was founded by Wade Rathke who also founded ACORN. The ties between the two groups are extensive. Under
Rathke’s direction, ACORN created THE SEIU Local 100 in Louisiana, Arkansas, Mississippi, and Texas and THE SEIU Local 880 in Illinois, Indiana, and
According to affidavits from whistle-blowers within the group, the SEIU provided ACORN with funding for political activities and union organizing.
Union financial reports filed with the Labor Department show that the SEIU, along with Change to Win, gave ACORN over $1.7 million in 2008, and more
than $4 million since 2006.
Rathke only resigned as “chief organizer” of ACORN, a post he had held since its founding in 1970, last year when it became known that his brother
had embezzled more than $1 million from the group. However, he continues to run SEIU Local 100 and ACORN International – known now as Community
ACORN and the SEIU are basically one and the same. Is the Census Bureau trying to play a shell game with the American public?
Does the government really thing we're that stupid? (don't answer, rhetorical)
Obama, republicans, democrats, they all know this stuff. And their talking points are just that. Talking points.
Just thought I'd let ya'll know. . . .