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Wed Jul 31, 2013, 10:35 AM

House GOP Defunds ACORN Yet Again, Even Though ACORN Does Not Exist

WASHINGTON -- The House GOP quietly blocked funding for ACORN last week, even though the anti-poverty organization has long since been both defunded and disbanded.

The legislative assault on ACORN, which shut down in 2010, was included in a Department of Defense appropriations bill that cleared the House on Thursday. Although the bill passed by a broad, bipartisan margin of 315-97, it garnered attention for an amendment proposed by Rep. Justin Amash (R-Mich.) that would have stopped the government from collecting masses of phone call metadata without reasonable suspicion.

Amash's amendment failed, but language to bar ACORN from receiving any money made the final cut. Section 8097 of the bill reads, "None of the funds made available under this Act may be distributed to the Association of Community Organizations for Reform Now (ACORN) or its subsidiaries."

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/07/29/house-gop-acorn_n_3672557.html?1375133611

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Reply House GOP Defunds ACORN Yet Again, Even Though ACORN Does Not Exist (Original post)
appleannie1 Jul 2013 OP
liberal N proud Jul 2013 #1
appleannie1 Jul 2013 #2
SoapBox Jul 2013 #3
Jeff In Milwaukee Jul 2013 #4
Thor_MN Jul 2013 #5
Yavin4 Aug 2013 #6

Response to appleannie1 (Original post)

Wed Jul 31, 2013, 10:38 AM

1. But they did it quietly so nobody knows

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Response to liberal N proud (Reply #1)

Wed Jul 31, 2013, 12:15 PM

2. They are such idiots and I wish they would stop wasting tax dollars on S**t that proves it.

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Response to appleannie1 (Original post)

Wed Jul 31, 2013, 01:04 PM

3. Well...WTF?

Pukes...THE biggest money and time wasters EVER!

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Response to appleannie1 (Original post)

Wed Jul 31, 2013, 02:48 PM

4. No military assistance to the Franco regime, either...(nt)

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Response to appleannie1 (Original post)

Wed Jul 31, 2013, 10:24 PM

5. To be fair, Boner had new Reps that didn't get a chance to defund it before...

Their voices needed to be heard (apparently)

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Response to appleannie1 (Original post)

Thu Aug 1, 2013, 11:28 AM

6. GOP Votes to Defund The Rebel Alliance and Cites Hans Solo and Luke Skywalker as Terrorists n/t

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