Wednesday, October 7, 2009

ACORN Gets Federal Money Despite Congress

Even though Congress voted to deny funding to ACORN, they're getting money from the Department of Homeland Security -- for firefighting, of all things.

It amounted to $1 million, almost 80% of the money to be given to the state of Louisiana. ACORN wins, firefighters lose. And this isn't the first time. In the 2007 fiscal year, ACORN received $450,484 out of Louisiana's $859,596 share.

But they haven't gotten the money yet. It was frozen following questions into the five hidden-camera videos released last month, a Department of Homeland Security official told FOX News.

When asked how the money would be spent, ACORN spokesman Brian Kettenring issued this statement:

"Senator Vitter knows a lot more about prostitution rings than anyone here does, so we'll defer to him on any matters pertaining to the videos attacking ACORN," the statement read. It did not explain how the group plans to spend the Federal Emergency Management Agency grant.


You can find the Washington Times article here.
You can find the Fox News article here.

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