Tuesday, October 20, 2009

ACORN - the countdown

On October 1, 2009, the President signed a Continuing Resolution in which Congress included the following provision which prohibited ACORN from accessing federal funding:

Sec. 163. None of the funds made available by this joint resolution or any prior Act may be provided to the Association of Community Organizations for Reform Now (ACORN), or any of its affiliates, subsidiaries, or allied organizations.

However, this expires on October 31, 2009. Even if Congress passes its appropriations bills before November 1st, unless they include that language in all 12 appropriations bills, ACORN will be eligible for funding again. The only way to ensure that ACORN is barred from federal funds across the board and for more than a brief time is for the White House to suspend and bar ACORN from federal funds.

Any ideas on what President Obama will do in this situation - placed between his friends and the American people?

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