House Votes To Defund ACORN, Too!
Following the Senate's lead, the House of Representatives hasnow voted to defund the few million bucks per year it gives ACORN, which "specializes in social services, housing preservation and foreclosure mitigation," because of an entrapment video some racists recently filmed. The vote was 345-75, too! Now conservatives will never gin up a reason to complain about ACORN again!...??
It's irritating how swiftly this Andrew Breitbart-sponsored, Glenn Beck-promoted Internet stunt has gained traction, no? Jon Stewart even decided to use this as his token Conservative Segment the other night! We'd try to explain the free-floating misguidedness in all of this, but Alex Pareene already did:
So, yes, this decentralized network of low-income community centers is abetting criminal activity, or at least they are telling a 17-year-old-looking white kid in a fur coat to keep his "pimp" money in a tin in the back yard so the government doesn't get it.
That, actually, is what this fuss is about: ACORN is giving out free advice on tax-evasion to poor people! Finding loopholes in the tax code and exploiting them to hide your criminal activity and society-damaging behavior is for rich people, ACORN. That is one of the few remaining benefits of getting rich and now the leeches want to take that away, too!
Now the federal government will never, ever give any money to ACORN again. Sorry, victims of predatory lending, your lobby just got PUNK'D.
House votes to block ACORN funding [Glenn Thrush]