by John Hawkins | October 23, 2008 6:20 am
There is absolutely no way that a group as crooked as ACORN should be getting a dime of federal funds, so kudos to John Boehner for trying to uncouple them from the federal teat,
House Republican leader John Boehner on Wednesday urged President Bush to block all federal funds to a grass-roots community group that has been accused of voter registration fraud.
“It is evident that ACORN is incapable of using federal funds in a manner that is consistent with the law,” Boehner, R-Ohio, wrote Bush, saying that funds should be blocked until all federal investigations into the Association of Community Organizations for Reform Now are completed.
…Local law enforcement agencies in about a dozen states are investigating fake registrations submitted by ACORN workers and the FBI is reviewing those cases.
Boehner said his office had determined that ACORN had received more than $31 million in direct federal funding since 1998. He said the group had likely received far more indirectly through federal block grants to states and localities. “Immediate action is necessary to ensure that no additional tax dollars are directed to ACORN while it is under investigation,” he wrote Bush.
Boehner said he and other Republicans were also asking the Justice Department to investigate ACORN’s connections to the home mortgage giants Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac, saying ACORN “appears to have played a key role in the irresponsible schemes that led to the current financial meltdown.”
True story, folks: Jaz McKay, whose show I do on Wednesdays, told me his son worked for ACORN for a very brief period of time. He told me, on the air, that when his son brought in some Republican registrations, ACORN threw them away.
So, even if ACORN wasn’t regularly engaged in fraud, they’re a partisan group that doesn’t deserve to collect any taxpayer money. So let Barack Obama and the other Democrats who are pro-voter fraud chip their money into these guys instead of asking the taxpayers to fund the very people who are trying to subvert democracy.
PS: Yes, it was just yesterday when I wrote a post called, “Why I Am Done Talking About Ayers And ACORN (Probably).” I did throw that “probably” in there for a reason, you know =D
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