The U.S. Senate voted to add an amendment to the 2010 Transportation Appropriations Bill that will end taxpayer funding for ACORN, the leftist advocacy organization that helped bring Barack Obama to power.
The bill passed with an 83 to 7 vote.
The only Senators who voted in favor of supporting ACORN with taxpayer money were:
Dick Durbin (D-IL)
Roland Burris (D-IL)
Robert Casey (D-PA)
Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY)
Patrick Leahy (D-NY)
Bernie Sanders (I-VT)
Sheldon Whitehouse (D-RI)
If Congress did investigate ACORN, who would they put in charge? Barney Frank? Wait a minute... wasn't it Barney Frank that was called upon by the Consumer Rights League to investigate ACORN and he refused to do so? With the latest investigative findings, lets hope the IRS will finally take away the tax exemption of this criminal group.
ABC News anchor Charlie Gibson was asked on 890am WLS Radio's "Don & Roma Show" what he thought of the 5 day-old ACORN story.
- "I don't even know about it," Gibson said, laughing. "So you've got me at a loss."
What does this say about the "major" media ignoring issues here in America? Speculation is only possible at this time, but maybe they can't find the angle to disentangle their friends out of this mess.
The Wall Street Journal reported on October 14, 2008:
- During his (Obama's) tenure on the board of Chicago's Woods Fund, that body funneled more than $200,000 to ACORN.
In November 2007, Senator Obama addressed ACORN and thanked the organization for its work.
- “I’ve been fighting alongside Acorn on issues you care about my entire career. Even before I was an elected official, when I ran Project Vote voter registration drive in Illinois, Acorn was smack dab in the middle of it, and we appreciate your work.”
With Obama's ties to ACORN, we can only conclude they just report the news that this administration wants reported.
5th ACORN video surfaces... San Diego, California
Report here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YQA1h9fQ-pg
News from New York
Even though the controlled media isn't reporting on this story, somehow Senate Republican Leader Dean Skelos found out, and is asking Attorney General Andrew Cuomo and Comptroller Tom DiNapoli to stop any state money from going to ACORN or its subsidiary organization, the New York Agency for Community Affairs.