“The President of the United States is of ACORN. He
has been an employee of ACORN. He has argued for
them in court, as an attorney. He's been on the payroll."
—Rep. Steve King (R-IA).
Reaches 17,000 Bloggers Nationwide
June 11th, 2009, Fairfax, VA—Americans for Limited Government today released a new video featuring three exclusive congressional interviews calling for ACORN to be defunded after having been charged with fraudulent voter registration in 17 states. And ALG is making certain the video is widely viewed.
Late Thursday evening, NetRightNation.com sent the hard-hitting video to 17,000 bloggers and urged the bloggers to take action on their own. "ACORN is essentially a massive crime family," Capital Research Center ACORN Investigator Matthew Vadum charges in the video. And the sentiments are backed by searing quotes from Representative Michele Bachmann (R-MN) and Steve King (R-IA), and Sen. David Vitter (R-LA).
"Congress without hesitation has continued to fund a criminal enterprise," added Wilson. "And until it is completely exposed, and the American people utterly disgusted with its practice, it will continue unabated."
The newly released video "Corruption is ACORN" urges Congress to cut off tax-financed funding for this indicted group. "At a time when ACORN could well be handed billions of dollars from the federal government, Congress must stand up protect the taxpayers," Wilson said.
According to Bachmann, "It was reported recently that ACORN could be eligible for up to another $8.5 billion dollars." ACORN was made eligible for more than $3 billion under the $787 billion "stimulus" spending bill, and $5.5 billion from the 2010 budget. Since 1994, ACORN has received at least $53 million from American taxpayers, according to the Washington Examiner.
Recently, under the "Mortgage Reform and Anti-Predatory Lending Act," the House voted to make the ACORN Housing Corporation (AHC) eligible for funding, 245-176.
"ACORN is essentially a massive crime family that has tentacles across the nation. It's involved in racketeering and it should be investigated for federal racketeering violations," said Matthew Vadum, an ACORN Investigator for the Capital Research Center.
ACORN has been charged with voter fraud in 17 states including Nevada, Washington, Texas, Louisiana, New Mexico, Ohio, Michigan, Wisconsin, Indiana, Connecticut, Pennsylvania, Virginia, North Carolina, Colorado, Arkansas, Florida, and Missouri.
"The obvious thing we should do is cut off those taxpayer dollars," said Sen. David Vitter (R-LA).