Tuesday, September 15, 2009


Boehner: “Enough is Enough” – It’s Time to Defund ACORN Now
Posted by Kevin Boland on September 15th, 2009

House Republican Leader John Boehner (R-OH) today announced he will introduce legislation – the Defund ACORN Act – to sever all ties between the federal government and ACORN. House Republicans are also sending a letter to President Obama asking him to take action to publicly disclose and terminate all taxpayer funding of ACORN. House Republican leaders, led by Republican Whip Eric Cantor (R-VA), also sent a separate letter to the IRS Commissioner Douglas Shulman, urging him to end any referrals by the IRS to ACORN offices for tax preparation consultation.

Leader Boehner also released the following video calling for an immediate end to all taxpayer funding of ACORN:

Leader Boehner stated today:

“At a meeting with every House Republican Member this morning, I urged everyone to seek out and expose taxpayer money going to ACORN in every agency and in every committee’s jurisdiction. There is no excuse – none – for any more of the American peoples’ hard-earned tax dollars to go to this corrupt gang. Rep. Cantor’s effort to highlight the IRS-ACORN link is a great place to start, along with Rep. Bachmann’s bill to zero out the money ACORN gets from the Department of Housing and Urban Development. We’re also sending a letter, which will be signed by as many of our Members as possible, to President Obama, urging him to eliminate all ACORN funding. I sent a similar letter to President Bush last year. I hope, given all the new revelations about ACORN’s nefarious practices, that we’ll get results this time.”

Boehner also praised the efforts of Reps. Darrell Issa (R-CA), Patrick McHenry (R-NC), and Lynn Westmoreland (R-GA) for the roles they played in forcing the U.S. Census Bureau to sever its ties with ACORN.

Enough is enough. The American people are tired of seeing their tax dollars wasted on an organization accused of serious crimes - and that’s why House Republicans are stepping up efforts to defund ACORN once and for all.

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