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Boehner Calls for Defunding of ACORN
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Posted on 10/09/2008 1:41:28 PM PDT by Sub-Driver

Boehner Calls for Defunding of ACORN

Washington, Oct 9 - House Republican Leader John Boehner (R-OH) today issued the following statement following mounting allegations of voter registration fraud perpetrated by the left-wing group ACORN:

“The latest allegations of voter registration fraud by ACORN are further evidence that this group cannot be trusted with another dollar of the taxpayers’ money.

“Election cycle after election cycle, this organization has been at the forefront of breaking the law in order to promote their left-wing agenda. All the while, they have been the recipients of millions of dollars of federal funding through various federal programs and third-party groups. House Republicans took at stand recently to cut off funding to an ACORN slush fund created by their allies in the House Majority, but now more must be done.

“All federal funding to ACORN must be stopped. The ACORN slush fund must be disbanded. Sources of federal funding through the Department of Housing and Urban Development or any other agency must be stopped. Contracting for services between candidates for federal office and ACORN, as Senator Obama has done, must end. Now that the taxpayers own Fannie Mae, any funding from Fannie Mae’s nonprofit foundation to ACORN must stop.

“ACORN spent decades promoting the housing policies that brought America’s economy to the brink, and similarly over the years has committed fraud on our system of elections, making American voters question the fairness and accuracy of the exercise of their most fundamental right under the Constitution. Now it is time to cut off ACORN before it grows even more destructive.”


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Front Page News; Government; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: 110th; 2008; acorn; acornslushfund; bailout; baliout; boehner; corruptdems; democrats; economy; elections; fanniemae; financialcrisis; fundingtheleft; housingbubble; nobama08; obama; republicans; voterfraud
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1 posted on 10/09/2008 1:41:28 PM PDT by Sub-Driver
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To: Sub-Driver

Uhhh Boner.....they shouldn’t have received any taxpayer money to begin with.


2 posted on 10/09/2008 1:43:21 PM PDT by sheana
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To: Sub-Driver

“this group cannot be trusted with another dollar of the taxpayers’ money”

Why did they ever get tax dollars?


3 posted on 10/09/2008 1:43:21 PM PDT by edcoil
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To: Sub-Driver

Oh geez..when I first read that I read Defend, not Defund.
Whew.


4 posted on 10/09/2008 1:44:11 PM PDT by Lets Be Frank
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To: Sub-Driver
I note you didn't say anything.

Frankly, the act says everything that needed to be said.

Simply incredible...


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5 posted on 10/09/2008 1:44:16 PM PDT by DoughtyOne (McCain, the Ipecac president... Obama the strychnine president...)
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To: sheana

No doubt. Had they never had the money to begin with alot of the crap we’re eating now may not have happened, at least not to the extent it’s happening.


6 posted on 10/09/2008 1:45:32 PM PDT by jennyjenny
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To: Lets Be Frank

Well, you’re not the only one. I swear I read it to be DEFEND as well. Thank heaven we were wrong.

Okay, I retract my former comments.


7 posted on 10/09/2008 1:45:36 PM PDT by DoughtyOne (McCain, the Ipecac president... Obama the strychnine president...)
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To: edcoil

That’s the 64 dollar question. Why is this criminal organization getting tax dollars in the first place?


8 posted on 10/09/2008 1:46:58 PM PDT by Signalman
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To: Sub-Driver

Not one red cent more!! Why did they ever get money in the first place. Or is that racist of me to ask?


9 posted on 10/09/2008 1:47:36 PM PDT by SueRae
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To: Sub-Driver

You all had a chance to do that last week with the so called rescue bill. Real leadership would have hounded the Rats and the media with it until the Drive Bys were forced to acknowledge it and maybe do some actual reporting.

Again, the stupid GOP always misses the hanging curve balls and strikes out.


10 posted on 10/09/2008 1:48:11 PM PDT by The South Texan (The Drive By Media is America's worst enemy and American people don't know it.)
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To: sheana
Uhhh Boner.....

It's spelled ‘Boehner’. I'm sure it was just a typo and not uncalled for disrespect.

11 posted on 10/09/2008 1:48:24 PM PDT by tbpiper (Obama/Biden: Instead of Ebony and Ivory, we have Arrogance and Insolence.)
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To: Sub-Driver

Do we know when they first started receiving federal funding? Finally the House Republicans stepping forward.


12 posted on 10/09/2008 1:48:57 PM PDT by PhiKapMom ( BOOMER SOONER -- VOTE FOR McCAIN/PALIN2008! LetsGetThisRight.com)
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To: sheana
Gee Boner, why didn't you call for it... WHEN YOU HAD A MAJORITY?!
13 posted on 10/09/2008 1:50:26 PM PDT by johnny7 ("Duck I says... ")
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To: sheana

...they shouldn’t have received any taxpayer money to begin with.

But but but if it were up to Obama he would increase the amount of money going to them.
Another reason he has to be beaten.


14 posted on 10/09/2008 1:50:36 PM PDT by donnab (Will the real Obama please stand up?)
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To: Sub-Driver

Defund PBS while we’re at it!


15 posted on 10/09/2008 1:50:40 PM PDT by albie
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To: Sub-Driver

I hope he is successful. IMHO he wont be tho.


16 posted on 10/09/2008 1:50:58 PM PDT by 09Patriot
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To: Sub-Driver

It will be funny to here the democrats talk against this. Now when more people are convinced of Acorn’s evil natrure, it will be time to bring up the special Acorn funding the dems wanted to put in the bailout.


17 posted on 10/09/2008 1:51:16 PM PDT by tbpiper (Obama/Biden: Instead of Ebony and Ivory, we have Arrogance and Insolence.)
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To: Sub-Driver

That should generate loads of new “racist” screams.


18 posted on 10/09/2008 1:52:31 PM PDT by Cementjungle
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To: sheana; All

Too freakin’ little, too freakin’ late.

Where the hell were you during the last election when they were doing the same damn thing!!!???!!!


19 posted on 10/09/2008 1:52:56 PM PDT by Mr. Jazzy (USMC- Guarding freedom around the world since 1775)
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To: Sub-Driver

Boner is 7 days late and a billion dollars short.
It’s time Boner steps aside for Mike Pence so the GOP can have real leadership again.


20 posted on 10/09/2008 1:56:39 PM PDT by counterpunch (Jim Jones was a Community Organizer)
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