The far-left community group NACA just squeezed taxpayer dollars out of the state of North Carolina.
NACA (Neighborhood Assistance Corporation of America) is a very aggressive ACORN wannabe and it played a role in the subprime mortgage collapse by using the Community Reinvestment Act to hound banks into lending money to people they should have known wouldn’t be able to pay it back.
The state’s Democratic governor, Bev Perdue, is even bragging about surrendering the $1 million grant from the One North Carolina Fund on her website.
The grant is going to help NACA expand its operations.
In her press release, the governor also promotes NACA’s jobs fair happening tomorrow and Saturday in Charlotte. Perdue does her constituents a disservice, though, by not reminding them that a criminal record –or at least the ability to intimidate people– might be a prerequisite to land a job with NACA.
It’s unclear what kind of dirt blackmailer Bruce Marks, the head of NACA who glibly calls himself an “urban terrorist,” had on Gov. Perdue. Perhaps a Freedom of Information Act request would be in order. (Here’s a North Carolina Business Journal article on the grant.)
(Hat tip to Paul Chesser)