Barack Obama's bloated $800 billion stimulus package includes billions of dollars to the Chicago community activist organization ACORN. This is the same organization that Obama claimed he had nothing to do with until the media proved otherwise.
The $4.19 billion slush fund would be “used for neighborhood stabilization activities related to emergency assistance for the redevelopment of abandoned and foreclosed homes." Right. Let's see how many abandoned homes in Chicago actually get fixed up with this money.
The legislation also removes lobbying restrictions that would include vetting by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development or state and local government agencies. That's because ACORN is under investigation by the federal government for various fraudulent activities. So Obama made sure ACORN would not be denied these funds through vetting.
According to non-profit watchdog Mathew Vadum, the middlemen -- meaning the government -- would be eliminated, "making it easier to get Uncle Sam’s largess directly into the hands of the same people who run ACORN’s various voter fraud and extortion rackets."
How exactly will this help to stimulate the economy? Isn't it great the way government works for everyone but us?