Waste: Feds Gave ACORN Half a Million for ‘Fire Prevention’

Jonathan Strong of the Daily Caller has another sad tale of massive government waste involving the criminal group ACORN.

Everybody knows about ACORN, the dead, but not really dead activist group charged with all sorts of improprieties and illegalities, the most significant of which is voter fraud, including registering Mickey Mouse to vote.

But how did ACORN, a “grassroots reform” group, get grant money reserved mostly for local fire departments to do “fire prevention” work?

This is a story of how a bureaucratic office can override the recommendations of its own experts and award taxpayer dollars to an organization with no experience or credentials, resulting in sheer, utter waste.

The tale begins in 2007, when the ACORN Institute, an affiliate of ACORN, applied for a $1 million grant from the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), part of the Department of Homeland Security….

(See the rest at The Daily Caller)

The tale is sure to infuriate anyone interested on good government. But it isn’t just bureaucratic waste at work here. It isn’t just some badly administered program we are talking about here. It is also not uncommon. In fact, this sort of criminal waste happens every day.

But be certain to understand one thing, here. It does not happen with conservative groups. This sort of criminal waste only happens with these so-called community groups and ALL of them are left-wingers. It is, of course, the way the left works. They create these false front organizations and then start flooding the government with demands for funding. Because they have so many friendly Democrats in office they usually get it, too. On top of that, these groups start so many different groups that even the government can’t keep up with who they are.

Last year I wrote a piece about ACORN founder Wade Rathke’s dozens of different false front organizations that he had registered in order to get government funding. I came up with dozens and these just in the state of Louisiana, all of which was getting funding from the state. This is going on all across the country in every state and with the federal government.

The solution? Eliminate all the funding for these so-called community groups at every level. If these groups want money for their left-wing projects let them raise it from donors, not our taxes. These groups are a symptom of our growing welfare state.

Warner Todd Huston

Warner Todd Huston is a Chicago-based freelance writer, has been writing opinion editorials and social criticism since early 2001 and is featured on many websites such as Andrew Breitbart's BigGovernment.com, BigJournalsim.com and all Breitbart News' other sites, RightWingNews.com, CanadaFreePress.com, and many, many others. Additionally, he has been a frequent guest on talk-radio programs across the country to discuss his opinion editorials and current events as well as appearing on TV networks such as CNN, Fox News, Fox Business Network, and various Chicago-based news programs. He has also written for several history magazines and appears in the book "Americans on Politics, Policy and Pop Culture" which can be purchased on amazon.com. He is also the owner and operator of PubliusForum.com. Feel free to contact him with any comments or questions : EMAIL Warner Todd Huston and follow him on Twitter, on Google Plus , and Facebook.

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