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ACORN-Like Pressure Groups Get Big Bucks in Budget Deal

I found yet another reason for conservatives to hate the budget deal.

The compromise spending legislation funds ACORN-like radical activist groups to the tune of a whopping $680 million in fiscal 2011.

Bear in mind $680 million is virtually nothing compared to the trillions of dollars the feds regularly flush down the toilet but these nasty, parasitic pressure groups that want to bring “hope and change” to America can do a lot of damage to our society with that money. They’ve been trying to transform America for the worst and using your tax dollars to do so ever since left-of-center community groups started getting government funding under Lyndon Johnson’s “War on Poverty.”

As Suzanne Perry reports in the Chronicle of Philanthropy, the Community Services Block Grants program is on track to take in a good chunk of change.

The program, which provides money to a network of community-action agencies across the country, would get $680-million for the fiscal year that ends September 30, according to details of the bill provided by the Senate Appropriations Committee.

As I detail in my upcoming book, Subversion Inc., President Obama always takes care of his friends.

The Community Services Block Grant program provides federal money “to states and organizations for projects that offer education, employment, health care, housing, and other services to low-income people,” according to Perry. “Most of that money goes to about 1,000 community-action agencies across the country that manage local antipoverty projects.”

It might as well be called the “Saul Alinsky Memorial Slush Fund.”

And get this: budding Alinskyite class warriors can even earn a diploma in rabble-rousing! Community Action Partnership offers “Certified Community Action Professional,” or CCAP designations, to today’s community organizers.

Maybe it’s a kind of Good Housekeeping seal of approval for left-wing thugs.

Matthew Vadum

The author of Subversion Inc.: How Obama’s ACORN Red Shirts are Still Terrorizing and Ripping Off American Taxpayers (WND Books, 2011), Vadum, former senior vice president at CRC, writes and speaks widely…
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