$1 Million Grant Usually Awarded to Firefighters Goes to ACORN Instead

To paraphrase Al Pacino in The Godfather III, “Just when you think ACORN’s out, the government keeps pulling them back in!”

This time it’s particularly disgusting — even by government standards:

Nearly $1 million in Homeland Security funding typically earmarked for fire departments has been awarded to ACORN, despite a clear signal from Congress that it intends to cut off federal funding to the embattled group.

The grant to ACORN’s Louisiana office became public on Oct. 2, less than three weeks after the House and Senate voted to cut off ACORN funding after employees were caught on video advising a fake prostitute and pimp on scams.

It was one of only three such grants issued to the state and made up almost 80 percent of the firefighting money earmarked for Louisiana, prompting one of the U.S. senators from the state to demand that the funds be taken back.

The fire department said that typically it uses the grant money for fire safety classes and to buy and install smoke and fire detectors along with fire extinguishers for poor people.

What in the world does ACORN do that would require a grant from the Department of Homeland Security? Train pimps and hookers how to escape the law when the heat gets intense?

My guess is that there will now be at least 10,000 fictitious liberal firemen registered to vote in the 2010 election in Louisiana.

Author: Doug Powers

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