Oh Dear God…More Money For ACORN?!

Some disturbing news from Doug Ross about the “Generations Invigorating Volunteerism and Education Act” (or GIVE Act) which passed the House days ago and its Senate counterpart, the “Serve America Act“) passed on Thursday,  which I already considered a God-awful, monstrous boondoggle. The two acts will be reconciled next week, and likely signed into law:

It is a crime and an outrage.

Criminal: $5.7 Billion for the Obama Youth Corps is destined for ACORN

The Senate bill purports to provide “$5.7 billion to aid 250,000 volunteers across the country in the arenas of health care, energy, environment and education.”

But the Senate killed an amendment that would have prevented funds from going to ACORN.

This means that ACORN, which stands accused of massive voter registration fraud by its own former employees, will probably receive billions more in taxpayer money. Remember that ACORN is a nakedly partisan and accused criminal operation that has allegedly co-opted more elections than any group in history.

The proposed amendment, offered by Sen. David Vitter (R-LA), would simply have prevented charitable groups with political arms from receiving funding under the GIVE Act. Vitter noted that, “…At the heart of this debate is whether this new federal bureaucracy would, in effect, politicize charitable activity around the country, which we certainly do not want.”

Untrue. Democrats want it.

Any Republican who voted for these bills should be tarred and feathered.

Let’s tally ACORN’s booty so far in Obamerica. A few days ago, I asked:

Hey! Is there anyway we can give this group more money? What? Obama’s already taken care of that?

ADDITIONAL ACORN-ELIGIBLE BLOCK GRANTS

DIP: $1 Billion in Stimulus: “For an additional amount for `Community Development Fund’ $1,000,000,000, to remain available until September 30, 2010 to carry out the community development block grant program under title I of the Housing and Community Development Act of 1974 (42 U.S.C. 5301 et seq.)” (H.R.1, Enrolled As Agreed To By Both House And Senate)

RE-DIP: $3.9 Billion in Omnibus: “The bill provides $3,900,000,000 for the Community Development Fund…” (“Division I – Transportation, Housing And Urban Development, And Related Agencies Appropriations Act, 2009; Joint Explanatory Statement” Rules Committee, U.S. House Of Representatives, Pg. 106)

And now:

$5.7 Billion for the Obama Youth Corps.

I thought I was being snarky when I asked if there was any way we could give this group more money. I should have known the Dems would find a way.

See also:

It’s Ba-ack: Obama’s Mandatory Civic Service Act

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8 Responses to “Oh Dear God…More Money For ACORN?!”

  1. 7HEAVENS Says:

    Wow, I really didn’t expect this! This guy is a serious menace. It’s enought to make even me pray again.

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