Wednesday, September 30, 2009

FEMA gives money to ACORN?

From Senator David Vitter writing for Big Government:

FEMA Grant to ACORN is Offensive

Posted By Sen. David Vitter (R-LA)

Earlier this month and despite the public scrutiny over the voter fraud and felony criminal activity associated with ACORN, the Department of Homeland Security went ahead and granted $997,402 to ACORN under the FY 2008 Fire Prevention and Safety Program.

To most people, the timing and the amount of the grant would seem off base, but when you take into account the fact that DHS awarded ACORN–an organization with no clear expertise in fire safety and prevention–a fire prevention and safety grant, it’s just plain offensive.

With fire departments all over Louisiana – and the rest of the country – struggling to make ends meet and get the equipment and training they need to protect their local communities, the idea of a million dollar grant going to ACORN is unsettling, to say the least.

I’ve had grave reservations about ACORN for some time, and over the past year we’ve seen numerous examples of serious allegations of wrongdoing on the part of this organization and its employees across the country. I simply can’t see the logic behind diverting much needed funding from worthy fire departments to this organization.

So last week, I wrote a letter to Secretary of Homeland Security, Janet Napolitano requesting that she rescind this grant from ACORN. As of today, the Secretary has not responded to my request. This site will post a copy of the letter for you to read and see for yourself.

Rest assured, I’ll keep working to help prevent further ACORN schemes to procure federal money

Is there no government agency that doesn’t give money to ACORN? No wonder they stand to gain access to $8.5 billion in stimulus funds, they are probably getting a couple million from a hundred different agencies. I knew about their voter fraud and their partnership with the Census, but their relationship with the IRS and FEMA seems like too much.

Here is something else I want to know, so many liberals still support ACORN, citing ACORN’s work for the poor. Ok fine, if that is what they believe then why not let them put their money where their mouth is and fund this shady organization themselves. Enough with giving ACORN our tax dollars!


Via: Big Government


Ron B said...

Cliff surely you jest! Liberals fund a program for the poor with their money. You and I both know that they can only fund anything with our money not theirs!

Clifton B said...

Ron B:

Liberals are addicted to OPM (Other People's Money), there for the best way to get them to drop a subject is to make them pay for it.

Jack Reylan said...

Universities and other public beneficiaries extort their patrons to lobby on their behalf. They even encourage students to max out their loans and invest the proceeds so the school can up its total. Blame professulas whose posh pensions graze on stumbent loan interest from vacuous degrees in basket weaving commie nutty organizing. Turn grant grubbing blatherers into fuel, especially perverts like mayor crotch who gas for obsama zbin biden. Your islamosympathic gutterswabbing clothing and pierced privates spread diesease. If you weren't such baby killing, vermin snuggling perverts you wouldn't be driving up our health costs, then collecting disability for your commie nutty organizing dementia. Your passive aggressive labor unions grab our guns, cars (congestion pricing), balls (SONDA), wallets, and homes but we will grab your throats and dang you from trailer bone tolls. Apply Sarbanes Oxley to non-profits! Repeal the seventeenth amendment before any VAT. All the homeless are drugged out hippies. Second Amendment is the ONLY Homeland Security. Wait until we waste all your stumbent subprimes, so you need to sell your affectation glutton art and work instead of diverting tuition and Y2K scams to soviet freezeniks! Deport for multiple visits to same country. If you controlled your own pension neither your boss nor the government could abuse it. Lynch soviet wealth fund abetting aghadhimmic peakies when oil plummets! Parasites complain about salaries but pig out with benefits. Global warming is a grant grubbing extortion racket. Urban sprawl annoys terrorists. Hazards and pollution stem mostly from mandates. Aqua volte! This land wasn't build by bullocraps.

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