Senate Passes Bill Blocking Federal Funding Of ACORN

Senate Votes To Defund ACORN Housing at Big Government.  Senate vote here

Looks like ACORN’s reputation enhanced by the recent adult and child prostitution, and tax evasion sting, is beginning to affect the hand-outs to the organization.  Not to mention investigations for voter registration fraud.  The Johanns Bill rightfully picked up momentum in the Senate.

Atlas Shrugs distills the votes.

Senate votes on Johanns amendment to cut off ACORN housing funds:  Amendment passes, 83-7

Seven Senators voted NO (All Democrats)

  • Burris (D-IL)
  • Casey (D-PA)
  • Durbin (D-IL)
  • Gillibrand (D-NY)
  • Leahy (D-VT)
  • Sanders (I-VT)
  • Whitehouse (D-RI)

Nine of our Nitwits didn’t have the courage to vote – including (guess who) – John McCain

  • Burr (R-NC)
  • Byrd (D-WV)
  • Coburn (R-OK)
  • Graham (R-SC)
  • Gregg (R-NH)
  • Hutchison (R-TX)
  • McCain (R-AZ)
  • Mikulski (D-MD)
  • Vitter (R-LA)

Just to clarify how much money ACORN has received in the past.

The Washington Examiner investigated and found out that “at least $53 million in federal funds have gone to ACORN activists since 1994.” (See the spreadsheet here.)

A large chunk of that money flows from the federal government to the ACORN Housing Corporation (AHC). On the group’s IRS filings for the fiscal year ending in June 2007, AHC reported taking in more than $2.8 million in that year alone — accounting for approximately 30 percent of that year’s budget. A 2008 report from the Consumers Rights League found that from 2004 through 2006, government funds accounted for 40 percent of the group’s $18.3 million in revenue



2 responses to “Senate Passes Bill Blocking Federal Funding Of ACORN

  1. Lindsey Graham has now dissappointed twice. First he votes for Sotomayor’s confirmation, now he abstains from the ACORN vote.

    He likes to talk, but he doesn’t back up his words with action.

  2. I don’t even want to get started on McCain. I am glad he was not elected. He would have just been “Obama light”.