Tuesday, July 30, 2013

Congress Focuses On Defunct Charity

by Gary Snyder

ACORN has not existed since 2010 but that has not stopped Congress from waisting its time on defunding the nonexistent charity. ACORN has no subsidiaries because ACORN does not exist.

The language to bar ACORN from receiving any money made the final cut. Section 8097 of the bill reads, "None of the funds made available under this Act may be distributed to the Association of Community Organizations for Reform Now (ACORN) or its subsidiaries."

House Appropriations Committee spokeswoman Jennifer Hing defending the Congress' called consideration of ACORN defunding language as "a typical provision that is included in most appropriations bills."

The House GOP votes to defund ACORN all the time. Nearly every bill that clears the House Appropriations Committee includes a section barring the use of funds for ACORN.

Conservative political groups targeted ACORN for years, accusing the anti-poverty group, which typically backed liberal policies aiding the poor, of broad voter fraud conspiracies. Independent investigations by the California attorney general, the Massachusetts attorney general and the Brooklyn, N.Y., district attorney would later clear ACORN of criminal wrongdoing, and an investigation by the Government Accountability Office would clear the group of charges that it mishandled federal funds. (source)

This is not the only action where the Congress has obsessed on. These are issues they can't control and fail to consider the multitude of pressing issues that before them. They have taken almost 40 votes to overturn Obama Care in part or in total. All this wasted time even knowing that the Supreme Court has upheld every provision that they attack.


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