Republican lawmakers are raising concerns that ACORN, the low-income advocacy group under investigation for voter registration fraud, could be eligible for billions in aid from the economic stimulus proposal working its way through the House.
House Republican Leader John Boehner issued a statement over the weekend noting that the stimulus bill wending its way through Congress provides $4.19 billion for “neighborhood stabilization activities.”
He said the money was previously limited to state and local governments, but that Democrats now want part of it to be available to non-profit entities. That means groups like ACORN would be eligible for a portion of the funds.
Sen. David Vitter, R-La., told FOX News Tuesday that the money could be seen as “payoff” for groups’ political activities in the last election. ACORN generally supports Democratic candidates and actively backed President Obama last year.
But he said the funding is just one example of frivolous spending items in the $825 billion package.
“It’s just a long list of spending items. Not a real economic stimulus job creation bill,” Vitter said. “It’s line after line after line of favorite liberal spending programs, and it amounts to a big government bill — not a job creation bill.”
ACORN is a criminal organization. Its members commit voter registration fraud, intimidation tactics, bribery, and extortion. Those activities have resulted in investigations and indictments in at least a dozen states. Obama denied any connection to ACORN, but research proved that not only did he help them with legal respresentation, he was a top ACORN activist for several years. He and his terrorist buddy William Ayers, funneled thousands of dollars into ACORN through The Woods Fund and the Chicago Annenberg Challenge.
The FBI supposedly has them under scrutiny, yet Obama is continuing to support a crooked group known for felonious activities.
Isn’t that against the law?