Washington, DC – House Republican Leader John Boehner (R-OH) issued the following statement after the House of Representatives voted 345-75 to pass the Defund ACORN Act:
“Today’s overwhelming bipartisan vote to stop all federal funding of ACORN is a victory for American taxpayers. Of course, it is only the beginning. We need to keep up the fight to end taxpayer funding for this troubled organization.
“House Republicans have worked tirelessly to sever ACORN’s ties to the federal government. Those efforts began to bear fruit late last week when the Census Bureau ended its relationship with ACORN under steady pressure from Republican lawmakers. Though today’s vote indicates that the writing’s on the wall for ACORN, President Obama must indicate whether he will join the Congress in taking decisive action to break all government ties with this corrupt organization.
“I’d like to applaud Oversight & Government Reform Committee Ranking Member Darrell Issa (R-CA), Rep. Lynn Westmoreland (R-GA), and Rep. Patrick McHenry (R-NC) for the great work they and other House Republicans have done to hold ACORN accountable for its abuse of taxpayer dollars and the public trust.”
NOTE: Earlier this week, Leader Boehner introduced H.R. 3571, the Defund ACORN Act, which has now been adopted as part of H.R. 3221, the Student Aid and Fiscal Responsibility Act of 2009. An analysis of federal data by the Office of the Republican Leader staff determined that ACORN has received more than $53 million in direct funding from the federal government since 1994, and has likely received substantially more indirectly through states and localities that receive federal block grants. House Republicans have also sent a letter to President Obama asking him to use his authority to end all funding to and break all government ties with ACORN.
I received this letter from Michele Bachmann this morning, asking me to invite all my friends to participate in the call this evening. So here it is friends. Rep. Bachmann wants you and me, along with all the rest of concerned taxpayers in America to help her stop all federal funding of ACORN!
Join us in our effort to keep ACORN from receiving another taxpayer dollar!
September 17, 2009
I want to invite you to join me in a conference call tonight for an update on ACORN:
Thursday, September 17, 2009
8:10 pm to 9:10 pm ET
7:10 pm to 8:10 pm CT
Call in # 877-269-7289
The past week has seen a flurry of activity around this scandal-ridden organization. With headlines of more voter registration fraud arrests in Florida and undercover videos of ACORN employees giving advice to pimps and prostitutes in city after city, ACORN had a very bad week.
Bad enough that the U.S. Census Bureau finally headed our calls to sever its ties with ACORN! I’ve been telling them for months that ACORN has not earned the public trust and should not be a partner in the 2010 Census. After these headlines, they finally agree!
But, there’s more work to be done!
ACORN could be eligible for as much as $10 billion in federal funds and that’s simply unacceptable! We need no more evidence that the organization is either unable or unwilling to live up to the ethical standards that the American people demand.
No one has a right to your tax dollars — especially not an organization with ACORN’s track record!
I’m continuing my fight to protect the American taxpayer. In fact, I’ve asked the IRS to revoke their tax-exempt status and I’ve asked the Department of Housing and Urban Development to bar them from any federal funds.
Please invite your friends to join our call, sign my online petition and join our fight to stop the flow of your tax dollars to ACORN! Visit my Online Action Center Here!
Thank you, and God bless,
Congresswoman Michele Bachmann
by Lloyd Marcus at NewsBlaze.com
Dear White Liberal America,
Thank you very, very much. You see us poor helpless inferior blacks, oh forgive me, I must be politically correct, “African Americans”, and you want to help us using your superior intellect. After all, we could not possibly succeed in this racist, homophobic and greedy country without your assistance.
I first met you guys in the 70s when I attended the prestigious Maryland Institute College of Art on a scholarship. A black kid from the ghetto, I found myself amongst white kids from well to do families. I worked a part-time job to cover my books and art supplies. You guys did not have to work.
And yet, I remember many conversations about how you would never bring a child into this “freaking world” and how “freaking screwed up” this “freaking country is”. You told me how “freaking selfish” your “freaking parents” were and how they only cared about “freaking money”. Then, you drove off in your convertible given to you by your “freaking parents” as I stood at the bus stop.
by Ann Coulter at Townhall.com
I’m trying to get to the next installment of my Pulitzer Prize-deserving series on liberal lies about national health care, but apparently liberals have decided to torture us by neurotically fixating on one lie.
After President Barack Obama gave a speech to a joint session of Congress last week passionately defending his national health care plan, the Democrats were agog at the brilliance of the speech. Nancy Pelosi was so thrilled, her expression almost changed.
But as Obama ticked off one demonstrably false claim after another — eliciting 37 standing ovations from the Democrats in the audience — America’s greatest living statesman, Rep. Joe Wilson, R-S.C., yelled out, “You lie!” in response to Obama’s claim that the bill will not cover illegal aliens.
There are a number of theories about why America’s greatest living statesman shouted “You lie!” at that juncture, but mine is that Wilson said it because Obama told a big, fat stinking lie.
Every single American knows it’s a lie. But liberals take pleasure in repeating it — and then condescendingly accusing anyone who doesn’t accept their lie of being a toothless, illiterate racist.