The congressional legislation intended to defund ACORN, passed with broad bipartisan support, is written so broadly that it applies to "any organization" that has been charged with breaking federal or state election laws, lobbying disclosure laws, campaign finance laws or filing fraudulent paperwork with any federal or state agency. It also applies to any of the employees, contractors or other folks affiliated with a group charged with any of those things.
In other words, the bill could plausibly defund the entire military-industrial complex. Whoops.
Rep. Alan Grayson (D-Fla.) picked up on the legislative overreach and asked the Project on Government Oversight (POGO) to sift through its database to find which contractors might be caught in the ACORN net.
Lockheed Martin and Northrop Gumman both popped up quickly, with 20 fraud cases between them,
Answer by sweet-a-kins at 10:16 PM on Sep. 22, 2009
Answer by jesse123456 at 10:26 PM on Sep. 22, 2009
Answer by Anonymous at 10:54 PM on Sep. 22, 2009
BO has not stopped Acorn funding...
"President Barack Obama would not commit to cutting off federal funding for ACORN, as Congress did last week, and he had little desire to discuss the scandal-plagued non-profit community organization."
Answer by agentwanda at 11:15 PM on Sep. 22, 2009
Gee, Sweets, they don't seem to have heard you.
wonder why they're not bitching about defunding Blackwater, considering the things of which they stand accused?
Answer by autodidact at 4:16 AM on Sep. 23, 2009
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