GOP Governors Cut Off States' ACORN Funding...

@anniepa (27238)
United States
September 18, 2009 9:09pm CST
...the only problem is, their states don't HAVE any funding for ACORN...lol! That little "detail" didn't stop either Bobby Jindal (Louisiana) or Tim Pawlenty (Minnesota) from jumping n the anti-ACORN bandwagon by ordering an end to the non-existent state funding. From the Times-Picayune: Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal issued an executive order to keep any state money from going to the controversy-wracked Association of Community Organizations for Reform Now, which has its national headquarters in New Orleans. According to the state's Division of Administration, no state agencies have existing contracts with ACORN. And from the Star-Tribune: Gov. Tim Pawlenty (R-MN), a potential presidential candidate in 2012, has taken the bold step of ordering his state government to suspend and review all funding of ACORN -- a move sure to please the GOP base. But here's the catch, according to the Star Tribune: ACORN says that they don't have any funding from the state of Minnesota. A spokesman for the group told the paper that ACORN has never received money from the state government, "and there's certainly not a dime to cut off right now." Pawlenty's order to the state Management and Budget Commissioner ordered a halt to all ACORN funding "unless the state is legally obligated," and to conduct a "thorough" investigation into the state's relationship with ACORN. http://tpmdc.talkingpointsmemo.com/acorn/2009/09/ So, what do you think - is it just the THOUGHT that counts? Annie
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• United States
19 Sep 09
Didn't these guys have a staff that could tell him IF the state has any money going to ACORN? They need new assistants and support staff. They suck. THe news (for what it is worth) said ACORN is only organized in 41 states. So the way I see it those 41 states should be the ones cutting off the money. Now I could see the states that ACORN does not operate in making where they can't get funding for the one reason. Besides just playing to the crowd. If the feds and then all 41 states cut off funding. ACORN might go into the other states to try and get money. But then it would just be a matter of stopping them from being able to apply for money or contracts. Not cutting off what does not exist.
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@anniepa (27238)
• United States
22 Sep 09
It would certainly make sense that if ACORN isn't in a state there wouldn't be any state funds going to them but I'm not sure if every one of the 41 states where they are organized has state funds going to them. Obviously, every governor should have a clue as to whether their state gives them money or not and if they can't be expected to remember "every" little detail about where their state's funds go they should LOOK IT UP before making an announcement! Annie
@ZephyrSun (7385)
• United States
19 Sep 09
That's weird because I thought the governor and their spouse wrote the budget for the state in which they "run" LOL. Oh, well, I guess it's like you said, "the thought that counts".
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@anniepa (27238)
• United States
22 Sep 09
However, they could think before they speak! Annie
@jerzgirl (8030)
• Gloucester City, New Jersey
19 Sep 09
Of course it's the thought that counts - as long as the extreme members of the rabid right believe ACORN is being held responsible for so much of Obama's success by supposedly using so many fraudulent methods to get him elected (despite the fact that not one single case of vote fraud has been discovered - just registration irregularities, most of which were caught by ACORN themselves), they'll jump to cheer and support anyone who stands up against ACORN and their evil band of bad doers, even if that stand is merely tokenism to those of us who pay attention to the facts.
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@anniepa (27238)
• United States
19 Sep 09
It seems to me that all these guys do, especially Jindal, is just tokenism. You remember, "The stimulus bill didn't stimulate" but he didn't mind traveling around to hand out those giant checks with his signature on them...lol! Annie
19 Sep 09
What's your point? The bandwagon isn't big enough for all the people want in on the PR. Do you believe that ObamACORN was funded solely by the Fed, and that no state's tax dollars were handed out to these scumbags?
@anniepa (27238)
• United States
19 Sep 09
I'm quite honestly not sure about the other 48 but apparently none from these two states were handed out to them. I guess my point is these two governors with Presidential aspirations are either too stupid or uninvolved in their own state's business to know if any funds were going to ACORN or they just figured they could pull something over on an unsuspecting public to make themselves look good. If there's a third alternative I'd like to know what it is. Annie
19 Sep 09
These guys are politicians - it's what they do whether they have presidential aspirations or not.
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19 Sep 09
If there's federal money going to ObamACORN there's state money going to them as well.