ACORN loses housing funds!

Discussion in 'The Constitutional & RKBA Forum' started by Lori Mick, Sep 14, 2009.

  1. Senate votes on Johanns amendment to cut off ACORN housing funds; Update: Amendment passes, 83-7
    By Michelle Malkin • September 14, 2009 05:22 PM Just watched GOP Sen. Mike Johanns introduce his amendment on the Senate floor banning federal funds in the current transportation and housing appropriations bill from going to ACORN. Currently, ACORN is eligible to receive millions more in taxpayer funds through mortgage counseling, Community Development Block Grants, and the Neighborhood Stabilization Program — in addition to the tens of millions ACORN Housing Corp. has already received.

    The vote is underway right now.

    The Johanns Amendment is #2355 to H.R. 3288.

    Johanns cited the sting videos as evidence that ACORN cannot be trusted with government money:

    “Until a full investigation is launched into ACORN, no taxpayer money should be used to fund its activities. A vote in favor of my amendment is a vote in favor of the taxpayer and a vote against the status quo.”

    He forgot to add the five most important words:

    ACORN is a criminal enterprise.

    5:42pm Eastern. Roll call vote still underway. Several Democrats have voted AYE, including Cardin, Carper, Inouye, Johnson (SD), Murray, Tester, Warner, Bingaman, Begich, Nelson (NE), Webb, Landrieu, Bayh, Conrad, Rockefeller, Dodd, Pryor, Hagan, Kohl, Feingold, Boxer, Nelson (FL), Brown, Harkin, Lincoln, Wyden, Baucus, Klobuchar, Kaufman, Shaheen, Lautenberg (switched from no to yes), Menendez, Stabenow, Leiberman, Levin, McCaskill, Reid, Feinstein, Udall, Bennet (CO) Merkley, Cantwell, Dorgan, Schumer…

    Durbin was a no. I’ll have the rest soon.

    The final roll call vote – amendment passes 83-7. I’ll post the full roll when it’s up on the Senate site.

    This is the beginning, not the end.

    The Dems are finally, finally on the defensive on ACORN.

    Republicans, keep digging and pushing and connecting the dots.
  2. Bobitis

    Bobitis Guest

    We can only hope.:rolleyes:

    The Obombamachines wheels are coming off.:eek:

  3. Couldn't happen to a nicer bunch:D

    So now I wonder who Barry will get to be his brownshirts? Well, redshirts, since ACORN people wear red tshirts. And anyone that watches the original "Star Trek" knows what happens to redshirts:eek::D:p
  4. kingchip

    kingchip New Member

    Jul 2, 2009
    Marble Falls, Texas
    Careful what we wish for, sometimes a cornered animal can be dangerous.
  5. catfish83861

    catfish83861 Active Member

    Nov 15, 2006
    North Idaho
    No doubt about that,even a mouse will bite when cornered.:( catfish
  6. Laufer

    Laufer Member

    Jul 27, 2008
    West TN.
    There is hope.
    But the GOP and many Independents should not gloat or be complacent.

    The Dems, among others always have their eyes on mid-term elections and House/Senate majorities. Few politicians want to lose their jobs.
    Somebody mentioned a cornered or wounded animal.

    The Dems still have most of the press, to use as their version of 'Pravda' (official party propaganda organ).
    In the old Soviet days, the paper 'Pravda' was from the Russian word 'truth'.

    bcj: I've twice chatted and plinked with a guy who left East Germany about a year before the main wave of East Germans were allowed to slip out via Budapest in '89. This guy has lived in northwest MS and as we were plinking he told us that socialism is a lousy system. He lived hard-core Sozialismus.
    Last edited: Sep 15, 2009
  7. Nighthawk

    Nighthawk New Member

    Aug 22, 2006
    South Central Texas
    The dems are going to appease the masses over next year hoping people will forget past and reelect
    them. It'll probably work.:mad:
  8. 308 at my gate

    308 at my gate New Member

    Dec 6, 2008
    Lost in SW USA.

    I hope not. I am looking forward to 2010 elections just so I can see how many of the democratic seats get turned over just like Clinton in his first term.
  9. Terry_P

    Terry_P New Member

    Mar 23, 2008
    I can't see them coming back from the poll numbers they have. They are a lot of vulunerable reps like the moonbat in my district.
  10. Blackhawk Dave

    Blackhawk Dave Member

    Nov 20, 2008
    Denton, TX
    ACORN and the SIEU share offices. Two sides of the same coin.
  11. The Rathke brothers run ACORN and SEIU from the same office building.
  12. Blackhawk Dave

    Blackhawk Dave Member

    Nov 20, 2008
    Denton, TX
    Just because the Senate voted, doesn't mean the House will follow suit.
  13. navis128

    navis128 New Member

    Sep 15, 2009
    Hopefully this is not the end to the ACORN & ASSOC. fund cutting. "we" need to investigate them, but who are we going to get...Holder?

    Any way the elections go, we have to let them know that they are on notice. That if they don't stick to the Constitution and start restoring the freedoms we have already lost, then they're out.

    I really question the grip on reality some of these people have. And Princess P - I'd call her out on the black top if she would come. Maybe get some of her gray matter shook up and working again...hey remember old tv's and sometimes the picture would go out. You just had to slap it upside the cabinet and it would tune back in. There ya go.
  14. Trouble 45-70

    Trouble 45-70 New Member

    Podesta and head of SEIU.
  15. 22WRF

    22WRF Well-Known Member

    May 10, 2004

    It gets better

    House Votes to Strip ACORN of Federal Funding
    The House voted 345-75 to strike ACORN funding from a student aid bill with two voting present.

    House Republicans succeeded Thursday in eliminating federal funding to ACORN, the community organizing group that has come under heavy fire in the wake of damaging undercover videos that purport to show counselors giving advice on tax fraud to a "pimp" and "prostitute."
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