Thursday, October 1, 2009

Citizens Against Government Waste - The Senate's "ACORN 7" are September's Porkers of the Month Honorees

Once again, CAGW has found a truly worthy group of recipients for its Porker of the Month award. This time it was a seven way tie. Congratulations Ladies and Gentleman of the U.S. Senate! No doubt you'll wear the distinction proudly.

Citizens Against Government Waste (CAGW) today named the seven senators who voted on Monday, September 14 to continue sending tax dollars for housing and community development programs to the Association of Community Organizations for Reform Now (ACORN) its September Porkers of the Month.

The seven senators are Roland Burris (D-Ill.), Robert Casey (D-Pa.), Richard Durbin (D-Ill.), Kirsten Gillibrand (D-N.Y.), Patrick Leahy (D-Vt.), Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.), and Sheldon Whitehouse (D-R.I.). The 83-7 vote to cut off funding for the group in the fiscal year 2010 Department of Transportation, Housing and Urban Development Appropriations Act came on the heels of the release of explosive video footage of ACORN’s employees in Baltimore, Washington, D.C., and Brooklyn, giving questionable legal and tax advice to filmmaker James O'Keefe and a female friend who posed as a pimp and a prostitute. ACORN’s employees gave guidance on how to illegally shelter income, mislead the Internal Revenue Service, and obfuscate the ages and immigration status of underage girls who were going to be used as prostitutes in a make-believe brothel. All of the videos can be viewed at

“Cutting off funds to ACORN should have been the easiest vote of the year, yet these senators could not bring themselves to do it,” said CAGW President Tom Schatz. “Taxpayers should not be accomplices in the rampant malfeasance of ACORN. Sen. Gillibrand deserves special opprobrium for her vote, since one of the videos was shot in Brooklyn’s ACORN office, and the New York Post had a story on the scandal prior to the vote. Apparently Sen. Schumer reads the local papers and Sen. Gillibrand does not. There is enough in these videos to warrant a nationwide Justice Department investigation into ACORN’s potentially criminal activities. All funds for ACORN should be cut off, in both the rest of the appropriations bills, and also for any stimulus money for which the group is eligible,” added Schatz.

According to an analysis by the Office of House Republican Leader John Boehner (R-Ohio), ACORN has received at least $53.6 million in taxpayer-funded grants since 1994, not including millions more from states and localities, as well as foundations. Fannie Mae, for example, which was taken over by the federal government a year ago, bestowed millions in grants on ACORN over the years.

1 comment:

  1. Going Nuts

    ACORN: Alien Children Offered Regularly Nationwide
    ACORN: Authorities Caught One Registering “Napoleon”
    ACORN: Assembly of the Complacent: Organized, Registered & Non-productive!
    ACORN: Association of Criminals Obama Represented in the Nineties
    ACORN: Assorted Crazies, Oddballs, Reprobates, and Nincompoops
    ACORN: “Audacity” and “Change” that Obama Represents Nationally
    ACORN: A Crooked, Offensive, Repulsive Nut
    ACORN: Agitators, Cheats, Offenders, and Repugnant Nonentities
    ACORN: Association of Crooks O’Keefe Revealed in a Nanosecond
    ACORN: Advising Criminals, Organizing Radical Nutjobs
    ACORN: Assisting Call-girls, Obama, Reid & Nancy
    ACORN: Advancing Collectivism, Obamamania, Reparations Now!
    ACORN: After Clinton, Obama Retards a Nation
    ACORN: Alike Carter, Obama is Regretful and Negative
    ACORN: America, Could Obama Resign Now??
    ACORN: Against Conservatives, Order, Republicans, and the Nation
    ACORN: American Cash Outflows to Rathke’s “Nonprofits”
    ACORN: Apparently “Community Organizing” Really is Nefarious
    ACORN: Awarding Capital to Objectionable Rent-seeking Noncontributors
    ACORN: Apathetic, Crybaby, Odiferous, Rejected Nothings
    ACORN: Andrew Clearly Outplayed the Resentful NYT
    ACORN: Anyone Can Observe that this is Rank Nonsense
    ACORN: Ascent by Creepy Operation / Resented in the Nation
    ACORN: Almost as Commendable as an Outflow of Rectal Necrosis
    ACORN: Associated Congressmen Ought to be Replaced in November 2010
    ACORN: Always Cheating, Often Ruining Neighborhoods
    ACORN: Addled Crack-heads and Obnoxious Race-baiting Neurotics
    ACORN: Appalling Cesspool; Obscene Revolting Nightmare
    ACORN: A Clan of Odious, Ridiculed Nitwits
    ACORN: Another Corrupt Obama Run Network

    Others? Please suggest!