The problem with the neo-socialist Democrats is that in their “government is the answer” ideology the ends justify the means; and the opposition is dismissed as racist sexist homophobes whose view of government need not be considered. Democrats don’t listen. Democrats can’t conceive that they could be wrong on an issue to say nothing of being wrong on almost everything. Everything about the modern party of Obama is designed to crush debate rather than win the debate on the merits of its position. Neo-Socialist Democrats don’t encourage debate: they stifle it.
The Trillion Dollar stimulus bill now being debated in congress has an obscene amount of funding for a group called ACORN who has been accused by many states of widespread, massive voter fraud. ACORN is considered a front group for the Neo-Socialist Democrats whose purpose is to deliver Democrat Electoral Victories by any means necessary and muddy the waters where the party is weak. When the TARP fund was initially debated there were funds for this group included, and later removed, by unscrupulous “progressives” who sought to cash in on the urgency surrounding the crisis. Funding for this group is back and the amounts going to this voter fraud front group is staggering.
Government has no business of funding any advocacy, voter registration group or any group that has any involvement in the political process. Advocacy, to be legitimate, must come from the people to the government not the other way around. Advocacy can not be subsidized and funded by the government because it becomes, nessisarily, rank propaganda. When so called “grassroots” organizations, representing the spontaneous response of the people to some unmet need is funded by billions of dollars from one party in Congress it stops being grassroots and becomes an immoral theft of taxpayer funds. The very idea of our tax money going to this outrageously leftist sham makes my blood boil! I want equal funds going to the National Rife Association and a dollar for dollar match for all Family planning funding to go to the national right to life organizations.
Republicans have been vary lax in allowing Democrats to misappropriate tax dollars to advance and shape key constituent groups that then work for the party in the elections. All of this needs to either end or their needs to be parity for groups who will cheat on behalf of conservatives and shape and advance our ideals with tax funds taken from liberals. Maybe the better idea is to end all funding to groups like ACORN and all others like it who clearly advance a single partys interests at our national expence. Advocacy funded by government is either propaganda or simply corruption. It needs to end.
Consider the following in Newsmax.com and read the whole story at this URL: http://www.newsmax.com/headlines/obama_bailout_bill/2009/01/27/175729.html
A rising chorus of GOP leaders are protesting that the blockbuster Democratic stimulus package would provide up to a whopping $5.2 billion for ACORN, the left-leaning nonprofit group under federal investigation for massive voter fraud.
Most of the money is secreted away under an item in the now $836 billion package titled “Neighborhood Stabilization Programs.”
Ordinarily, neighborhood stabilization funds are distributed to local governments. But revised language in the stimulus bill would make the funds available directly to non-profit entities such as ACORN, the low-income housing organization whose pro-Democrat voter-registration activities have been blasted by Republicans. ACORN is cited by some for tipping the scales in the Democrats’ favor in November.
According to Matthew Vadum of the Capitol Research Center, the stimulus package now under consideration includes:
· $1 billion stashed away in Community Development Block Grant money that ACORN often vies for successfully.
· $10 million to develop or refurbish low-income housing, a specialty of ACORN’s.
· $4.19 billion to stave off foreclosures via the Neighborhood Stabilization Program. Vadum states the current version of the bill would allow nonprofits to compete with cities and states for $3.44 billion of the money. Some $750 million, however, would be exclusively reserved for nonprofits such as ACORN, which is actually an umbrella organization for over 100 progressive organizations.
Regarding the Neighborhood Stabilization Program, Vadum writes in American Spectator: “Although ACORN operatives usually get their hands on such funds only after they have first passed through the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development or state and local governments, the new spending bill largely eliminates these dawdling middle men, making it easier to get Uncle Sam’s largess directly into the hands of the same people who run ACORN’s various vote fraud and extortion rackets. And the legislative package provides these funds without the usual prohibition on using government money for lobbying or political activities.”
The charges of partisan political payback appear to be resonating in part due to Obama’s longstanding association with partisan get-out-the-vote operations. He was endorsed by ACORN, and during the campaign paid an ACORN affiliate $832,600 to get-out-the-vote assistance. Early in his career, he led a voter drive for an ACORN-affiliated group called Project Vote.
It’s not the first time ACORN has been entangled in a bailout controversy. In September, House Republicans objected that the original $700 billion bailout package included $100 million for ACORN – a tiny fraction of the sums for ACORN now being considered in the stimulus package.