Ex-ACORN operatives helping roll out ObamaCare
A group formed from the ruins of ACORN is hard at work signing people up for ObamaCare, and may be collecting taxpayer cash for their work despite Congress' efforts to cut the organization and its affiliates off from government funding, a watchdog group charged.So, basically, they did what every shady home improvement business has done and gave themselves a shiny new name but kept everything else the same. And they scored $67 million in taxpayer $$$ to get the job done. Shiny. I'm glad that open air memorials are "shut down" - by paying NPS employees to turn people away - to "save" money during the shut down, yet we can piss $67 million away on helping sign folks up for ObamaCare. And it's especially nice that a group best known for signing up pimps and prostitutes to vote is getting all this money.
The United Labor Unions Council Local 100, a New Orleans-based nonprofit, announced last month it would take part in a multi-state "navigator" drive to help people enroll in President Obama's health care plan. The labor council was established by ACORN founder Wade Rathke after his larger group was broken up amid scandal in 2009 and banned from receiving taxpayer funds.
We truly are getting all the government we deserve, good and hard.
Again, this is why I voted for Romney. Not because I thought that things would be any different under the Romney administration, but because we would have heard of this from more than one news source. It was front page news every time Halliburton won a government contract - along with the boilerplate disclaimer that Dick Cheney used to work for Halliburton - yet President Obama's ties to ACORN are absent from even the "biased" Fox News account. Pretty interesting, don't you think?
Seems like this administration could keep a whole roomful of Woodwards and Bernsteins occupied, if only anyone cared to look.
That is all.
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