And this deal that’s on the table now is not a very good deal. Twenty percent of the money that should go to retire debt that will be created to solve this problem winds up in a housing organization called ACORN that is an absolute ill-run enterprise, and I can’t believe we would take money away from debt retirement to put it in a housing program that doesn’t work.In case you aren't familiar with ACORN--Association of Community Organizations for Reform Now--here is a quick refresher.
- ACORN tied to voter fraud in Florida
- ACORN tied to voter fraud in Michigan
- How about ACORN and voter fraud in North Carolina, Michigan, Missouri, New Mexico and Colorado.
- Not enough for you? How about grand jury indictments in Ohio over--shockingly--voter fraud.
- Still skeptical? ACORN and fraud related allegations in Nevada, Washington, Pennsylvania, Wisconsin, and New Hampshire.
- And don't forget:
The Obama campaign was forced to amend a report to reflect more than $800,000 of previously unreported ACORN donations to his campaign.
Why are there profits from the bailout plan? Why are these profits going to a radical group of community organizers that heavily support the Democratic Party? Why is it that Democrats in Congress are making this decision to funnel money to ACORN?
Those last two questions are rhetorical of course. But if Democratic Senators and Representatives funneling money into a Democratic voter fraud machine during an economic crisis doesn't upset you, nothing will.
Jay Tea notes:
This notion, of funneling any potential profits from the bailout into even more funding for helping people who can't afford a house of their own get into one anyway, is a horrifically bad idea. Naturally, it's being pushed -- hard -- by the Democrats, who have even said that it is non-negotiable.Ed Morrissey concludes:
Fine with me. If it's a deal-breaker, let the deal be broken.
Once again, the Democrats want to set up a self-funding mechanism, this time by exploiting a severe financial crisis. Despicable.And typical. You want change? Start with this attitude in Congress. They haven't changed and they won't so long as people turned a blind eye to corruption like this.