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GOP Urges Bush to Block Federal Funds to ACORN!
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AnAmericanCitizen
2008-10-24 05:12:44 UTC
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This should be the decision of American George W. Bush as President. This group has
completely disgraced itself and abused its power time and again it doesn't deserve
any more chances.....AAC
http://elections.foxnews.com/2008/10/22/boehner-urges-bush-block-federal-funds-acorn/
Boehner Urges Bush to Block Federal Funds to ACORN
House Minority Leader John Boehner writes that "ACORN is incapable of
using federal funds in a manner that is consistent with the law."
Wednesday, October 22, 2008
WASHINGTON -- House Republican leader John Boehner on Wednesday urged
President Bush to block all federal funds to a grass-roots community
group that has been accused of voter registration fraud.
"It is evident that ACORN is incapable of using federal funds in a
manner that is consistent with the law," Boehner, R-Ohio, wrote Bush,
saying that funds should be blocked until all federal investigations
into the Association of Community Organizations for Reform Now are
completed.
ACORN, a group that has led liberal causes since it was formed in
1970, this year hired more than 13,000 part-time workers to sign up
voters in minority and poor neighborhoods in 21 states. Some of the
1.3 million registration cards submitted to local election officials,
using the names of cartoon characters or pro football players, were
obviously phony, spurring GOP charges of widespread misconduct.
ACORN has said it was its own quality-control workers who first
noticed problem registration cards, flagged them and submitted them to
local election officials in every state that is now investigating
them.
To commit fraud, a person would have to show up on Election Day with
identification bearing the fake name.
Local law enforcement agencies in about a dozen states are
investigating fake registrations submitted by ACORN workers and the
FBI is reviewing those cases.
Boehner said his office had determined that ACORN had received more
than $31 million in direct federal funding since 1998. He said the
group had likely received far more indirectly through federal block
grants to states and localities. "Immediate action is necessary to
ensure that no additional tax dollars are directed to ACORN while it
is under investigation," he wrote Bush.
Boehner said he and other Republicans were also asking the Justice
Department to investigate ACORN's connections to the home mortgage
giants Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac, saying ACORN "appears to have
played a key role in the irresponsible schemes that led to the current
financial meltdown."
Republican presidential candidate John McCain has asked if ACORN,
which he accused of perpetuating voter registration fraud, was
"destroying the fabric of democracy." ACORN and other advocacy groups
have suggested that Republicans are exaggerating the issue to keep the
underprivileged, who tend to vote Democratic, from casting ballots.
Patriot Games
2008-10-24 20:25:39 UTC
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On Thu, 23 Oct 2008 22:12:44 -0700, AnAmericanCitizen
Post by AnAmericanCitizen
This should be the decision of American George W. Bush as President. This group has
completely disgraced itself and abused its power time and again it doesn't deserve
any more chances.....AAC
Its NOT doing simple little things like this that history will record
as representing his lack of leadership.

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