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Eric J in MN Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Sep-22-09 05:15 PM
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Steny Hoyer (D-MD) voted against ACORN but may be having second thoughts.
Edited on Tue Sep-22-09 05:16 PM by Eric J in MN


http://www.cnsnews.com/news/article/54379

House Majority Leader Steny Hoyer (D-Md.) said Tuesday that Congress needs to gather more facts before it decides whether to cut off all federal funds for ACORN, the liberal nationwide network of community-based organizations.

At a press briefing on Tuesday, CNSNews.com asked Hoyer: You voted a couple of days ago for an amendment which prohibited federal funding from going to ACORN. Are you committed to ensuring that a final bill which prohibits federal funding of ACORN passes this year and will you urge President Obama to sign that bill into law?

Hoyer said: As you probably heard George Miller say on the floor, there was no money in that bill for ACORN. I think were going to be looking at what in fact are the facts here with respect to ACORN. Once we find out what the facts are then well be in a better position to make a determination .


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Joanne98 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Sep-22-09 05:25 PM
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1. Done
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Eric J in MN Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Sep-22-09 08:31 PM
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5. Thank you. NT
NT
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xultar Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Sep-22-09 05:31 PM
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2. I updated my letter to include
In every organization there are a few bad apples. Should we condemn the entire republican party for acts done by a few like Joe Wilson, David Vitter who really did sleep with a prostitute, Mark Sanford who uses State Funds to go see his girlfriend, Mark Foley who sent sexual inappropriate to minors??

No....then why let the RW attacks against Acorn color the entire organization.
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sabrina 1 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Sep-22-09 05:42 PM
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3. Excellent, we could help him with his decision
by supplying him with some the facts that have since emerged. What they did, collaborate with the worst elements of the rightwing, was an absolute disgrace and they need to do something about that. Will be emailing him to let him know what I think of them, and hope I can remain calm and polite, which will not be easy.
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dmr Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Sep-22-09 05:43 PM
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4. Done
You would think that of all people, members of Congress would have more level heads than the rest of us.

You would think.

And as slow as Congress normally is, when it comes to destroying something, their knee-jerk reactions are unfortunate.

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