Feb. 19th, 2009 | 10:47 am
Posted by Jax Hawk on Thursday, February 19, 2009 10:44:35 AM
The House Democrats’ trillion dollar spending bill also includes $1 billion for the Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) Program. CDBG funds are given by the federal government to state and local governments which often contract with nonprofits for services related to the purpose of the grant.
ACORN knows how to secure CDBG funds. Audit reports filed by ACORN’s headquarters with the Office of Management and Budget show that ACORN spent $1,588,599 in Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) Program funds from FY 2003 through FY 2007. It is not clear from these records when or from what source the funds were awarded to ACORN. It is also not clear whether ACORN chapters or affiliates have received CDBG grants on their own.
House Republican Leader John Boehner (R-OH) repeatedly urged President George W. Bush and other federal officials to withhold taxpayer funds from ACORN, including $17.2 million in federal grants awarded in December 2008 after numerous allegations of wrongdoing in connection with ACORN’s election activities were reported by the news media.
Leader Boehner also released a study of federal records in October 2008 listing tens of millions in federal grants received by ACORN. A new updated and more expansive study reveals that ACORN has actually received millions more than first thought. A review of the Federal Register and news releases issued by federal agencies showed that ACORN was awarded more than $53 million in taxpayer dollars. This amount does not reflect the millions more ACORN has received in federal block grant funds awarded to state and local agencies which passed them on to ACORN.
And just what will ACORN do with this money?
Acorn announced that they are going to combat house foreclosures by using “civil disobedience”.Starting tomorrow, Feb.19,2009 Acorn will send team to foreclosed homes to chain themselves to the building, padlock doors and perform other forms of illegal behavior to combat home foreclosures. They call their teams “Home Savers”, but I think their action is nothing but anarchy, and it reminds me of what happened on Krystal Nacht in Munich and what happened in Moscow in 1917!
ACORN is targeting the following cities: Tucson, Ariz.; Oakland, Calif.; Los Angeles, Calif.; Contra Costa County, Calif.; Orlando, Fla.; Baltimore, Md.; New York, N.Y.; Houston, Texas; San Mateo County, Calif.; Denver, Colo.; Bridgeport, Conn.; Wilmington, Del.; Broward County, Fla.; Boston, Mass.; Flint, Mich.; Detroit, Mich.; Minneapolis, Minn.; Raleigh, N.C.; Durham, N.C.; Albany, N.Y.; Cincinnati, Ohio; Cleveland, Ohio; Pittsburgh, Pa.; and Dallas, Texas. If you live in any of these cities alert your police force, and make sure they keep order!
ACORN has waited three decades for this moment in the sun. And as Obama promised ACORN members at a forum in December 2007, “We’re going to be calling all of you in to help us shape the agenda. We’re gonna be having meetings all across the country … so that you have input into the agenda.” The moment is nigh. Prepare for lawlessness.
Late minute news! President Obama has announced that he will get Congress to “print” $75 billion dollars to assist 3 million homeowners that have defaulted on their mortgage payments. These are people who got a mortgage because of a Federal law administered by Barney Frank, Congressman from New York, that forced mortgage companies to lend to people who did not qualify for a mortgage based upon their income. Most of these are minority home owners, who had neither the means nor the inclination to pay the mortgage. What makes the “Savior” think they will pay the reduced mortgage payments.
Obama blamed the Banks for their responsibility for the mortgage mess, but he convieniently forgot that government dictates forced the banks and mortgages companies to make these bad loans!
Unfortunately we appear to have a president that hates the free enterprise system and is dedicated to government control over banks and financial industries whom he says do “predatory lending”, along with the auto industry and only God knows what else!
Remember,Governments tend not to solve problems, only to rearrange them…Ronald Reagan