One would think that when an organization that receives HUD money to provide low income loans gets caught helping citizens to falsify income for bank loans and telling them how to commit tax evasion would make the news. Apparently not.On Friday the US Census Bureau scrapped plans to utilize ACORN’s personnel to perform the national census in 2010, an severed it’s ties with the organization.
In a letter obtained by The Associated Press, from Census director Robert Groves to ACORN, he wrote that he was no longer confident in the community organization’s ability to effectively manage its partnership with the Census Bureau. Groves wrote, “we do not come to this decision lightly, [but] it is clear that ACORN’s affiliation with the 2010 census promotion has caused sufficient concern in the general public, has indeed become a distraction from our mission, and may even become a discouragement to public cooperation, negatively impacting 2010 census efforts.”
The announcement comes on the heels of major news releases implicating the union-backed radical group, made famous last year for attempted voter registration fraud, to further wrong doing. On Wednesday of last week Florida prosecutors arrested 11 ACORN employees for falsifying information on over 900 voter registration forms.
Making matters worse for both the Census Bureau and ACORN, was the release this week of two bombshell videos highlighting ACORN. The videos showing ACORN personnel and undercover investigative reporters, catching the community organization’s personnel explaining ways to break countless finance laws, defraud the IRS and legally participate in child-prostitution in both Baltimore, MD and Washington, DC ACORN offices. The breaking news was reported by the Wall Street Journal and Fox News, while MSNBC, CNBC, NBC, CBS and ABC all failed to report the story.
MSNBC, a vocal supporter of ACORN claims that the community organization “has been hit with Republican accusations of voter-registration fraud.” They, and this includes CNBC and NBC, must not be aware that the organization has been; the subject of voter registration fraud, recent Congressional hearings or nailed operating a “Muscle for the Money” corporate strong-arm fund-raising campaign.
The media giant claims that BigGovernment.com shopped this “set-up” around to at least three other locations. But, it is worth noting that even if they shopped it around to four, BigGovernment.com has shown us that petitioning ACORN to condone child prostitution, prostitution, tax evasion and and fraud, works favorably for criminals roughly %30 percent of the time.
As an unfortunate aside for the President, ACORN benefited during the election from the Obama campaign, afterward from approval of the stimulus package and to date has received $8.2 million from HUD for low incom loans. The community organization will continue to benefit from through vigorous support of the President’s agenda. ACORN relies on funding from the federal government for a portion of it’s income, which flows in through it’s many member entities. The group also benefits from it’s ownership of two Service Employee International Union (SEIU) locals whose fortunes are also heavily intertwined with President Obama’s legislative success. Their path is clear politically, to grow they must support President Obama and his legislative agenda at any cost.
As far as why MSNBC, CNBC or NBC wouldn’t cover the ACORN corruption stories, the answer is unclear. It is worth noting however, that all are arms of GE. A company which recently placed itself in a position to monopolize the power generating industry by monitoring emissions standards under the new Cap-and-Trade legislation.
It may also be worth noting, that General Electric Vice Chairman John G. Rice recently wrote in a memo to all GE personnel, “the intersection between GE’s interests and government action is clearer than ever.” he further wrote, “We were able to work closely with key authors of the Waxman-Markey climate and energy bill, recently passed by the House of Representatives. If this bill is enacted into law it would benefit many GE businesses.”
With the full force of the Waxman-Markey bill coordinated with their wholly owned subsidiaries, NBC and MSNBC, the huge corporation will have the resources to grind each and every coal manufacturer and coal dependent power generator out of business.
Does that mean that there’s a conspiracy, no, not by any means. But what it does mean is that a big corporation is using it’s power to influence legislation. The days of special interests giving big money to politicians are not over, but now, today, it seems that in addition to giving donations and lobby hand-money to influence lawmakers, we also have to worry about the media outlets that huge conglomerates own propagandizing the news in exchange for ever greater profits.
And we don’t have just the left to worry about when it comes to this new form of political payoff, but the center and the right as well.