Tuesday, January 27, 2009

Is that a spine, I see?

Republicans Object to Stimulus Dollars for ACORN - First 100 Days of Presidency:
"Republican lawmakers are raising concerns that ACORN, the low-income advocacy group under investigation for voter registration fraud, could be eligible for billions in aid from the economic stimulus proposal working its way through the House.

House Republican Leader John Boehner issued a statement over the weekend noting that the stimulus bill wending its way through Congress provides $4.19 billion for 'neighborhood stabilization activities.'

He said the money was previously limited to state and local governments, but that Democrats now want part of it to be available to non-profit entities. That means groups like ACORN would be eligible for a portion of the funds.

Sen. David Vitter, R-La., told FOX News Tuesday that the money could be seen as 'payoff' for groups' political activities in the last election. ACORN generally supports Democratic candidates and actively backed President Obama last year.

But he said the funding is just one example of frivolous spending items in the $825 billion package.

'It's just a long list of spending items. Not a real economic stimulus job creation bill,' Vitter said. 'It's line after line after line of favorite liberal spending programs, and it amounts to a big government bill -- not a job creation bill.'"
It isn't that it could be seen as a payoff for Democrat voter fraud efforts, IT IS A PAYOFF FOR DEMOCRAT VOTER FRAUD EFFORTS! However, it is nice to see the GOP standing up to the libs in Congress. If Obama backs them in this fight, which is far from certain, though he has on Nancy Pelosi's condom/abortion "stimulus" it'll be more evidence of his triangulating. Unfortunately, the entire bill is filled with this payoff pork that we can't afford, so Obama still deserves considerable blame, despite his possible agreement with the GOP on certain items.