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Unintended consequences defunding ACORN may also effect corrupt defense contractors..
Had seen this last week, and in its knee jerk reaction to the situation.. suspect that if looked at closely the darlings of megabucks Haliburton, Blackwater, Wackenhut and most of the millitary industrial complex folks.. may not be able to be funded either... in the past when these folks defrauded the gov't, they got a slap on the wrist and another billion dollar contract..
It is from the Washington Times, so it has to be true...
Congress is rushing to defund the controversial group ACORN, but its efforts might have unintended consequences: Some argue that one version of the effort violates the Constitution, while a growing chorus says a second measure is so broad that it could block major contractors such as the Boeing Co. from getting government jobs.
The Senate has twice adopted amendments cutting off funding for the Association of Community Organizers for Reform Now. The House has separately passed the "Defund ACORN Act," which goes beyond ACORN to prohibit funding for any organization that has filed fraudulent paperwork with the government or violated campaign finance laws
Once again situational ethics raises its pimpled face.. the words are noble and well intended, but the silence is noted particularly as it relates to the military industrial complex.... wish he was as diligent with the defense contractors who defraud the public...
Mr. Johanns' "goal is to protect the taxpayer from waste, fraud and abuse. ACORN is an organization that has a pattern and culture of employees engaging in fraud and other illegal behavior. Receiving federal funding is a privilege, not a right," said spokeswoman Ann Marie Hauser.
“We like to say that dependability is more important than ability,” Bill Belichickism....
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