16 July 2011
Your tax dollars and mine are still going to ACORN through back door funding of an ACORN offshoot, the AFFORDABLE HOUSING CENTERS OF AMERICA. And looky HERE: the ACORN website is still up even though there are no recent posts. Wonder where the money to keep the website up is coming from? Just wondering.
Anyway, the U.S. DEPARTMENT OF HOUSING AND URBAN DEVELOPMENT has given hundreds of thousands of dollars to AHCOA despite a 2009 Federal law cutting taxpayer funding of ACORN and its affiliate, the DEFUND ACORN ACT. At the time the law was enacted, AHCOA was known as the Acorn Housing Corporation, Inc. It filed papers last year changing it's name to AHCOA.
According to the Federal government's website, USASPENDING.GOV, AHCOA, still listed as the ACORN Housing Corporation, Inc., received $461,086.00 in January 2011 from HUD. Click HERE for the listing. More recently in March of this year, HUD granted AHCOA $79,819 (click HERE for the listing on HUD's website, and scroll down to Florida).
As you may recall, ACORN employees had been caught fraudulently registering voters such as cartoon characters and professional athletes (without the athletes' knowledge of course), giving information on how to evade taxes, and immigration and child prostitution laws. And, HUD's inspector general last year conducted an audit of AHCOA and found that it had "inappropriately" spent over $3.2 million dollars in grants that was supposed to have been used in eliminating lead poisoning in its housing program. That's a lot of lead. A lot of the money went instead to fattening AHCOA employees' wallets, and continuing to pay some after they were no longer employed by AHCOA. (Click HERE for the story by The Examiner).
In spite of all of this, and the fraud investigations taking place during Obama's tenure in office, we find he is still taking care of his political cronies. If it were possible, I think it would be very interesting to follow this money trail all the way to the lowest common denominator. I believe we would find the list of names quite interesting to say the least.