Tuesday, June 09, 2009


Since 1994, ACORN has received more than $53 million in direct federal funding. And over the years, ACORN and it's employees have also been the subject of investigations, indictments, and consent decrees in states all across the nation for election-related activities that run afoul of the law.

This isn't a political witch hunt, as many democrats claim.

The prosecutors who have brought the charges against ACORN and it's employees are both Republican and Democrat. They're doing their jobs, enforcing the law and protecting the integrity of the voting process.

Yet even as fresh charges were being filed against ACORN and it's employees in Nevada and Pennsylvania, Democrats in the U.S. House of Representatives worked to protect the stream of tax dollars to this organization.

They strip down language that was put in a mortgage reform bill [HR 1728] - language that would have ensured that Congress sets a high bar for who has access to your tax dollars.

Our Congress and the Administration have been on a spending spree with your money, racking up trillion dollar deficits for years down the road.

If Congress can't draw the line here - if they can't say that an organization repeatedly charged with violating the law and public trust should not have access to federal funds - where will they draw the line?

Speaker Pelosi, we think that Congress has a duty to the taxpayers to keep our hard-earned money out of the hands of those who play fast and loose with the law.

We urge our readers to contact Representative Baron Hill to bring Congresswoman Michele Bachmann's Taxpayer Protection and Anti-Fraud Act to the floor and to support it's passage.

We want to know if you are on the taxpayer's side ... or ACORN's.

Contact: Congressman Baron Hill
Jeffersonville Office
Phone: 812-288-3999
Toll free: 1-866-440-1321

Washington office:
Phone: 202-225-5315
Fax: 202-226-6866