Administration Decision to Fund ACORN Reaps of Political Cronyism

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An  opinion was just made public today by the Justice Department’s Office of Legal Counsel (OLC) that opens the door to allow the federal government to fund the Association of Community Organizations for Reform Now (ACORN) for all contracts signed prior to the enactment of legislation Congress authorized and the President signed prohibiting federal funding of ACORN.

The bipartisan intent of Congress was clear – no more federal dollars should flow to ACORN.  It is telling that this Administration continues to look for every excuse possible to circumvent the intent of Congress.  Taxpayers should not have to continue subsidizing a criminal enterprise that helped Barack Obama get elected President.  The politicization of the Justice Department to payback one of the President’s political allies is shameful and amounts to nothing more than old-fashioned cronyism.

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