Pelosi: “Really, They De-Funded ACORN?

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi said yesterday she is clueless about an amendment to prohibit government funds for embattled ACORN, although it overwhelmingly passed the Senate Monday and the White House is calling for the group to be held accountable.

“I don’t even know what they passed,” Pelosi told The Post yesterday. “What did they do? They defunded it?”

The amendment to suspend housing grants was a stunning blow to the community-activist group — and came as some Democrats and the White House have been backing away from the group.

The vote was preceded by the release of videos by conservative activists posing as a pimp and prostitute soliciting — and receiving — tips from ACORN employees about how to shield income, avoid taxes and set up a brothel.
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Yes Nancy, while you’re busy acting(?) stupid and railing against those who expose the Obama regime for what it is, the Democratic-controlled Congress was finally embarrassed into cutting off taxpayer funds to ACORN. It might have had something to do with the James O’Keefe/Hannah Giles undercover videos that showed just some of the corrupt undepinnings of the “community organizers”.
Gee, ya think the MSM will start covering this story now?

3 thoughts on “Pelosi: “Really, They De-Funded ACORN?”

  1. JOCS, USNR(RET)

    I agree completely. Every bill submitted to the House or Senate should be “clean;” i.e. only one subject. Further, the opening paragraph of every bill should contain justification – citing Article, Section and Clause of the Constitution, as written and as explained in the Federalist Papers – of its constitutionality. However, with more than 200 years of entrenched precedent standing in the way, I wouldn’t recommend holding your breath (or mine, either) waiting for anyone to make a real move in the correct direction

  2. JOCS, USNR(RET)

    While the amendment to defund ACORN is a great boon for the Nation, it is sorely tempered by the fact that it was attached to a bill that mandates Federal Government takeover of ALL student college loans in 2010. Think about it; no more private college loans, no more shopping for favorable interest rates. Couple this with government control of the home mortgage industry, de facto government control of the U. S. auto industry and Wall Street, and we’re perilously close to total government control of all sources of “outside” financing. And you thought your bank was squeezing blood out of a stone . . .

    1. JOCS, USNR(RET),

      Which is why I’m a vociferous opponent of attached bill riders. All bills submitted before Congress, Senate, and the president should contain a single subject proposal. In other words, each bill should be comprised of one issue, along with the appropriate amendments, at a time. On one hand, too much legislation is taken at face value, when it’s actually a ruse to get additional law passed, under subversive circumstances. On the other, bad legislation like the ACORN funding, is thrown out along with the good because of the attached rider.
      For this reason, riders should be made un-Constitutional.

      SFC MAC

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