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The Obamao admin is so corrupt and dirty, they don't care about anything

but their agenda - setting up the groundwork to now KEEP their power.


They don't plan on giving it up, folks.




Republican blasts ACORN reprieve


Posted by Foon Rhee, deputy national political editor November 27, 2009 04:34 PM

A top House Republican today blasted a ruling by the Justice Department that allows the Obama

administration to pay ACORN for services provided under contracts signed before Congress passed

a law banning the community advocacy group from receiving taxpayers money.


Republicans have been on the warpath against ACORN since its voter registration efforts came

under scrutiny during the 2008 presidential campaign. After conservative activists, who posed as

a prostitute and pimp, released videos appearing to show ACORN staffers advising them how to

skirt the law, Democrats joined in the outrage, leading to the congressional funding ban that

Obama signed on Oct. 1.



Since 1994, ACORN, which stands for the Association of Community Organizations for Reform Now,

has received about $53 million in federal aid, much of it in grants to help poor people obtain

affordable housing. The Justice Department asked whether the funding ban applied to prior

contracts. In a ruling first reported by the New York Times, a department lawyer said the

payments under prior contracts should continue because the language of the law did not expressly

wipe them out.


But Representative Darrell Issa, the top Republican on the House Committee on Oversight and

Government Reform, said "the bipartisan intent of Congress was clear -- no more federal dollars

should flow to ACORN."


"It is telling that this administration continues to look for every excuse possible to circumvent

the intent of Congress," Issa said in a statement. "Taxpayers should not have to continue

subsidizing a criminal enterprise that helped Barack Obama get elected president.

The politicization of the Justice Department to payback one of the president’s political allies

is shameful and amounts to nothing more than old-fashioned cronyism."




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