ACORN keeps lying as usual.
ACORN spokesman Brian Kettenring told the Washington Post that ACORN’s annual budget is $25 million.
This cannot possibly be true.
As I reported, ACORN had an budget annual of $50 million as of just last year. The budget figure is quoted in the ACORN entry in a helpful reference book on left-leaning activist groups called The Practical Progressive by Erica Payne.
Based on all I’ve learned about the group over a prolonged period of intensive study and despite ACORN losing several funding sources recently I simply cannot believe it. Besides, there is all sorts of ACORN money floating around out there that is unaccounted for, as ACORN lawyer Elizabeth Kingsley told her client last year.
No one outside ACORN management knows how much the ACORN network takes in from various activities including but not limited to its protest-for-hire services, corporate shakedowns, and Lord knows what else.
For all we know ACORN has money tucked away in Swiss bank accounts. The sooner the authorities raid ACORN offices and get forensic accountants to work on making sense of ACORN’s intentionally convoluted finances the better.
I personally suspect the budget is much higher than $50 million annually but I can’t prove it so I’m content to stick with the $50 million figure for now.