Wonder what you would find if you frisked ACORN’s future budget?
Answer: Hopefully you will find it A LOT smaller!
FOX News supplies the details:
The Senate voted Monday to block the Housing and Urban Development Department from giving grants to ACORN, a community organization under fire in several voter-registration fraud cases.
The 83-7 vote would deny housing and community grant funding to ACORN, which stands for the Association of Community Organizations for Reform Now.
The action came as the group is suffering from bad publicity after a duo of conservative activists posing as a prostitute and her pimp released hidden-camera videos in which ACORN employees in Baltimore gave advice on house-buying and how to account on tax forms for the woman’s income. Two other videos, aired on the FOX News Channel, depict similar situations in ACORN offices in Brooklyn and Washington, D.C.
The Senate’s move would mean that ACORN would not be able to win HUD grants for programs such as counseling low-income people on how to get mortgages and for fair housing education and outreach.
Senator Mike Johanns (R-NE) introduced the amendment designed to cut off all federal funding to ACORN. Not only did Republicans come through, but it was a large bipartisan showing! Good job Dems, but it’s not over until its over! The hard part will be to see if the amendment can survive a conference committee (dun, dun, dun).
- Dick Durbin (D-IL)
- Roland Burris (D-IL)
- Robert Casey (D-PA)
- Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY)
- Patrick Leahy (D-VT)
- Bernie Sanders (I-VT)
- Sheldon Whitehouse (D-RI)
Hmm… what does this tell us about Vermont and Illinois?
Props: James O’Keefe, Hannah Giles, and BigGovernment.com for the going undercover. Can’t wait to see the new video today. (Mu-haha!)