Acorn, the Association of Community Organizations for Reform Now, is a left wing political action group with close ties to the Democrat party. Since 1994 it has received over 53 million dollars in federal funds. It has a long history of involvement in voter registration fraud. Obama has a very long history of involvement with Acorn. Acorn has acknowledged problems in voter registration fraud but has blamed a few “bad apples”.
Thanks to the intrepid James O’Keefe and Hannah Giles, posing as a pimp and prostitute, we now know quite a bit more about advice that Acorn gives to those seeking assistance from them. Hitting Acorn offices in Baltimore, Washington and Brooklyn, Acorn employees were only too happy to assist O’Keefe and Giles in setting up a fictitious house of prostitution involving underage prostitutes. The advice of the Acorn worker in Baltimore that the girl prostitutes could be listed as dependents on the tax returns of O”Keefe and Giles is pure comedy gold!
The Acorn workers showed zero concern as to the morality of the enterprise or the illegality of it. They seemed perfectly at ease in giving advice in furtherance of a criminal undertaking. Go to Big Government. Com, here, here, here and here to read first hand accounts of these brilliant stings and to read the transcripts.
The results are starting to come in from this undercover operation. The census bureau announced that it was severing its relationship with Acorn. (Yep, the Obama administration had planned to use Acorn to “help” with the census.) Yesterday, September 14, the Senate passed 83-7 the Johanns Amendment to block federal housing funding for Acorn. ( Of course Durbin and Burris, the two senators from my corrupt state of Illinois, voted with the seven.) The District Attorney of King’s County is planning to “take a look” at Acorn’s Brooklyn office.
For years it has been an open secret that Acorn was an organization engaged in activities that flouted the law. Until O’Keefe and Giles came along no one did anything about it, and Acorn continued to receive federal and state funds. Now action is being taken but only due to their efforts. As a taxpayer and someone who cares about the law, I salute them! Back in June Representative John Conyers (D.Mi), the House Judiciary Committee Chairman called for an investigation of Acorn. He then backed off from an investigation, stating that “The Powers that Be had decided against it.”. In light of these new scandals, maybe the “Powers that Be” should be ignored and Congress should launch an investigation of the organization that it has been funding.
Update: House GOP introducing a bill to cut off all funding for Acorn.