WASHINGTON – The Census Bureau on Friday severed its ties with ACORN, a community organization that has been hit with Republican accusations of voter-registration fraud.
"We do not come to this decision lightly," Census director Robert Groves wrote in a letter to ACORN, which was obtained by The Associated Press.
In splitting with ACORN, Groves sought to tamp down GOP concerns and negative publicity that the partnership will taint the 2010 head count.
"It is clear that ACORN's affiliation with the 2010 census promotion has caused sufficient concern in the general public, has indeed become a distraction from our mission, and may even become a discouragement to public cooperation, negatively impacting 2010 census efforts," Groves wrote.
AMEN. I am SOO glad. I saw this earlier! Distraction my rear end. They are SO corrupt...but I am glad they are out of the census.....I will be completely happy when they cease getting federal dollars and aren't able to "help" in the next election!
Answer by momof030404 at 11:43 PM on Sep. 11, 2009
Answer by QuinnMae at 11:44 PM on Sep. 11, 2009
Answer by momof030404 at 11:45 PM on Sep. 11, 2009
I am not stalking you...I promise...just bored tonight LOL
LOL..Only ANON's stalk! All are welcome left and right....
Answer by sweet-a-kins at 11:50 PM on Sep. 11, 2009
They say that now... Let's see what ACTUALLY happens... I think ACORN needs to lose Federal Funding. Their own founder embezzled Taxpayer funds. Trickle down corruption. These are NOT isolated cases of 'apparent corruption'. The naive and the politically blinded choose to look the other way and disregard the facts... When all they need to do is connect the dots... Investigative Journalism has become a thing of the past with this new administration.. They were ALL over organizations, Bush, his admin..... When has 20/20 or Dateline investigated anything associated or even remotely nearing the Obama admin?
Answer by grlygrlz2 at 11:54 PM on Sep. 11, 2009
Their own founder embezzled Taxpayer funds.
Now you care about tax payer money? What about Mr. Sanford?? and if the president of a company embezzles money, does that mean they all do? "trickle down corruption" is that like the failed policy of "trickle down economics"?
Answer by sweet-a-kins at 11:57 PM on Sep. 11, 2009
Answer by Carpy at 11:59 PM on Sep. 11, 2009
Investigative Journalism has become a thing of the past with this new administration.. They were ALL over organizations, Bush, his admin..... When has 20/20 or Dateline investigated anything associated or even remotely nearing the Obama admin?
Are you serious? After 9/11 NO ONE would report FACTS about the Bush Admin!!! It wasn't til the last year, maybe two that there were finally actual real reports on them,......Everyone was walking eggshells because of threats for the WH
Answer by sweet-a-kins at 11:59 PM on Sep. 11, 2009
I have yet to see a defense from anyone for Sanford, sweetakins.
Answer by Anonymous at 12:00 AM on Sep. 12, 2009
Answer by Carpy at 12:00 AM on Sep. 12, 2009