-By Warner Todd Huston
If you haven’t checked out CNSNews.com, it is a great place to find stories not widely discussed in the Old Media. Often CNS hits stories before anyone else and the Old Media has to play catch-up to report what CNSNews already reported. Recently CNS had an investigative story detailing millions in federal funds that went to pay for ACORN sponsored youth indoctrination groups.
According to CNS the U.S. Justice Dept. gave $135,130 in 2005 to a group called The New York Agency for Community Affairs. It turns out that this group was just an adjunct of ACORN and served as a recruitment arm among young people for the parent organization.
The Government Accountability Office also reports that nearly $40 million in federal funds went to ACORN and groups like it between 2005 and 2009.
According to the report, eight other agencies joined the Justice Department in providing federal funding to ACORN and “potentially related organizations.” These included the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), the Treasury Department, Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD), the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), the Election Assistance Commission (EAC), NeighborWorks, the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA), and the Corporation for Public Broadcasting (CPB).
“Nine agencies–HUD, DHS, DOJ, EAC, NeighorWorks, CPB, EPA, Treasury, and NEA–have identified approximately $37.5 million in direct federal grants and at least $2.9 million in subawards (i.e. grants and contracts awarded by federal grantees) to ACORN or potentially related organizations, primarily for housing-related purposes during fiscal years 2005 through 2009,” says the report.
Millions of our tax dollars gone to these criminal agencies that have been up to their necks in vote fraud, waste and abuse, and in the case of ACORN chief Wade Rathke’s brother, embezzlement? It’s a criminal abuse of our taxes and it’s a criminal abuse that Democrats have pushed on us for decades.
Groups like ACORN are little else but a criminal racket. They rake in millions of our tax dollars supposedly to help the poor, assist in legal voting, aid education, improve housing, and other charitable aims yet nothing is ever truly solved or given relief with the multiple millions wasted year after year on these agencies and their faux programs.
And still Democrats push for millions of our taxes to go to these useless community groups that do nothing to help the very people they are claiming to speak for. And why is this waste of tax money so common? Because these groups are successful in one thing, they are successful in turning out support for Democrats at election time. Millions of dollars in campaign donations and thousands of campaign workers come from these criminal organizations every election year to enrich Democrat politicians and candidates. And, in return, when they get elected these Democrats pay off their patrons with more federal and local tax dollars to shore up their faux community programs.
It’s a scam that the Mob could never achieve. No wonder organized crime has about disappeared. They can’t make nearly as much money as ACORN! With Democrats and ACORN around the Mob has become obsolete.