ACORN – “The story you are about to hear is true; only the names have been changed to protect the guilty”
Follow the Money: ACORN, SEIU and their Political Allies
OK, the US House of Representatives, Committee on Oversight and Government Reform has completed its second round of ACORN/SEIU investigations and found the following:
First, ACORN and SEIU‘s illegal agreements, and the crimes committed in furtherance of these agreements, constitutes a criminal conspiracy.
Second, there is a pattern, signature or “trade secret” of corruption common to all ACORN affiliates called “Muscle for the Money.”
Third, ACORN, as a corporation, is responsible for thousands of fraudulent voter registrations throughout the United States.
Fourth, ACORN contributed to the risky lending that led to the financial collapse.
We now know that SEIU spent $61 million dollars to get Obama elected. We now know that 100,000 SEIU members worked on the Obama Campaign (including 3,000 full time). We now know that Andy Stern, President of SEIU has visited the White House since Obama was elected more than anyone else. We know that Obama worked for ACORN early in his career as a trainer and has provided legal representation to them.
When you look at this report (linked above) and see all of the various government entities at the local, State and Federal levels that have ongoing investigations and a Congressional Committee finding SEIU and ACORN criminal enterprises that continues to receive Government money, taxpayer money, you need to only ask why is it that Andy Stern, Anna Berger, Wade Rathke and a whole host of other management officials in this ONE organization arrested and facing serious prison time?
Why is that this organization (I say ONE and organization in the singular term because the SEIU and ACORN are commingled so tightly they are ONE) is still operating? We can take a little solace in the fact that they have been weakened, at least ACORN, prior to the 2010 elections which should level the field a little more fairly without unchecked shenanigans at the ballot boxes.