Michelle Malkin is reporting that the Senate has voted to cut off ACORN’s housing funds 83-7. Who the hell would have thunk it?
By now everyone knows that in (at least) three ACORN offices employees were filmed advising a “prostitute” and her “pimp” how to falsify tax returns, falsify loan documents, hide income (money laundering?) and oh yeah, claim underage illegal girls brought in to the country as sex workers as “dependents.” Politico is reporting that ACORN is considering a lawsuit against Fox News, who aired the videos, though they were not involved in the filming in any way. Good luck with that. Might I suggest that the “guilty dog” approach might be more appropriate. ACORN should tuck its tail between its legs and hang its head in shame.
Just watched GOP Sen. Mike Johanns introduce his amendment on the Senate floor banning federal funds in the current transportation and housing appropriations bill from going to ACORN. Currently, ACORN is eligible to receive millions more in taxpayer funds through mortgage counseling, Community Development Block Grants, and the Neighborhood Stabilization Program — in addition to the tens of millions ACORN Housing Corp. has already received.
Ed Morrissey has the list of the seven fine, upstanding Senators who have no problem with child prostitution and fraud at the taxpayer’s expense and following their, um, ‘conscientious’ voted against the bill:
Dick Durbin (D-IL) Roland Burris (D-IL) Robert Casey (D-PA) Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY) Patrick Leahy (D-VT) Bernie Sanders (I-VT) Sheldon Whitehouse (D-RI)
I’m sure their Mommas would be proud.
At this point it feels like breaking news is comeing out on ACORN way faster than the poor fingers can type. Over at Director Blue, Doug Ross has the definative "latest." Bless him, I can't keep up!