A rising chorus of GOP leaders are protesting that the blockbuster Democratic stimulus package would provide up to a whopping $5.2 billion for ACORN, the left-leaning nonprofit group under federal investigation for massive voter fraud.
Most of the money is secreted away under an item in the now $836 billion package titled “Neighborhood Stabilization Programs.”
Ordinarily, neighborhood stabilization funds are distributed to local governments. But revised language in the stimulus bill would make the funds available directly to non-profit entities such as ACORN, the low-income housing organization whose pro-Democrat voter-registration activities have been blasted by Republicans. ACORN is cited by some for tipping the scales in the Democrats' favor in November.
According to Matthew Vadum of the Capitol Research Center, the stimulus package now under consideration includes:
# $1 billion stashed away in Community Development Block Grant money that ACORN often vies for successfully.
# $10 million to develop or refurbish low-income housing, a specialty of ACORN’s.
# $4.19 billion to stave off foreclosures via the Neighborhood Stabilization Program. Vadum states the current version of the bill would allow nonprofits to compete with cities and states for $3.44 billion of the money. Some $750 million, however, would be exclusively reserved for nonprofits such as ACORN, which is actually an umbrella organization for over 100 progressive organizations.
Posted by | 2.09.2009 at 1:05 PM
4 or 5 billion dollars would go to ACORN if this stimulus bill passes? It's not just a payoff to an organization that helped the President get elected. Obama has a long history with them. He "community-organized" for them. He trained ACORN workers in the methods of Saul Alynski, the Chicago Socialist. He was ACORN's lawyer in multiple court cases. If you thought using the threat of labeling banks "racist" in order to bully them into giving loans to high-risk borrowers was a good idea, you'll love the newly-expanded ACORN. If you enjoy thousands of fake names being on our voter registration roles, then this will make your day.