The Wall Street Journal reports
that last year, ACORN “was allocated federal funds that could total as much as about $25 million under the program.…” This year, however, it appears that NeighborWorks America which allocates the money is waiting to see what happens, if anything, given the current scrutiny ACORN faces.
If only Congress could take such meaningful action. While both the Senate and House did take votes to strip ACORN of its funding, having two votes on two entirely different bills in two different chambers against ACORN looks good, but accomplishes nothing when all is said and done. It’s good PR, but little more than that.
This is all the more reason why President Obama must immediately use his authority to suspend all federal agencies from doing business with ACORN. The evidence is ample, but it seems the motivation is lacking on the President’s part to do so. This group should not be allowed its continued use of our hard-earned tax dollars to perpetuate their scandalous work. It’s just common sense.
Despite Congress’ mere lip service to defunding ACORN, the organization remains under intense scrutiny, and more and more entities are distancing themselves from this tarnished group. The latest: In the latest round of allocations from the National Foreclosure Mitigation Counseling program, ACORN Housing Corp. received no federal funding.