Last week the U.S. House of Representatives voted to block funding to any remaining ACORN affiliates and to "new" ACORN groups that have sprung up over the last year.
The ACORN network of 370-plus organizations is not actually dead, as I've written. It is merely restructuring itself. The lead corporate entity, ACORN, filed Chapter 7 bankruptcy, but the state chapters and other branches of the infamous activist network continue to operate. Other affiliates including vote manufacturers Project Vote and housing bubble generator ACORN Housing continue in business. ACORN Housing changed its name to Affordable Housing Centers of America.
ACORN insiders acknowledge a reconstituted ACORN will emerge in time to help the reelection campaign of President Obama, who used to work for ACORN.
Spearheading the effort to keep taxpayer dollars out of the hands of ACORN was Congressman Steve King (R-Iowa), who figures prominently in my new book, Subversion Inc.: How Obama's ACORN Red Shirts are Still Terrorizing and Ripping Off American Taxpayers.
"ACORN is a corrupt criminal enterprise that threatens our democratic system of government by systematically committing voter registration fraud," said King, a longtime ACORN critic. "American taxpayers should not be asked to fund an organization that is dedicated to corrupting the sanctity of every American's vote."
King's amendment turning off the funding spigot was approved 251 to 168.
Only three Republican lawmakers voted to keep ACORN eligible for funding. They were Robert Aderholt (R-Alabama), Mike Simpson (R-Idaho), and Paul Gosar (R-Arizona).
The full bill, a Department of Homeland Security funding bill for fiscal 2012, was approved on a vote of 231 to 188. It is unclear when the measure will be taken up by the Senate.
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Well, are you surprised?
Look who runs the House!
Yes, yes, we know.......No tax money for organizations that help poor people....Plenty of tax dollars for wealthy oil companies, wealthy farmers, and wealthy 2% of citizens.
Did you expect anything else?
We knew what they were giving us....Bush on steroids.
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