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« on: January 30, 2010, 01:53:24 PM »



from CNS.com

D.C. ACORN Chair Says Corruption Streams from Top Down

Friday, December 18, 2009
By Fred Lucas, Staff Writer


(CNSNews.com) - The chairwoman of the Washington, D.C.-Northern Virginia chapter of ACORN said corruption in the organization stems from a top-down approach, as decisions for more than 300 affiliate organizations are made by about 30 or 40 individuals.

Marcel Reid, who headed the board of the D.C. chapter of the Association of Community Organizers for Reform Now (ACORN), explained how she and other board members are now in "exile" for asking too many questions about the finances of the national organization in 2007 and 2008.
 
Further, she said the organization was so cleverly set up that it would be difficult to investigate it, even if federal prosecutors or state prosecutors take the initiative.
 
“It was a number of non-profit and a number of for-profits, and there is nothing to ACORN itself but paper,” Reid told a forum at the National Press Club Thursday sponsored by Judicial Watch.  She added that “ACORN invites lawsuits” because its myriad affiliates make it difficult to pin any responsibility on the central organization.

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The internal ACORN report was done by former Massachusetts Attorney General Scott Harshberger, who called for the organization to take nine steps to strengthen its management and oversight structures. The recommendation included a simplified organizational structure, a return of focus to its "core competency community organizing and citizen engagement empowerment, with related services" and recruitment of additional management and legal staff.
 
"The following nine (9) recommendations are neither an epitaph nor an absolution for ACORN, but are a roadmap to reform and renewal, if implemented in their entirety in concert with other measures to regain the public's trust," Harshbarger's report states.
 
Reid called the report “Harshbarger Hogwash.”

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The federal government has awarded at least $53 million to ACORN and its affiliates since 1994, according to an analysis by the House Republican staff.

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« Reply #1 on: January 30, 2010, 05:26:00 PM »

The quote of :
“It was a number of non-profit and a number of for-profits, and there is nothing to ACORN itself but paper,” Reid told a forum at the National Press Club Thursday sponsored by Judicial Watch.  She added that “ACORN invites lawsuits” because its myriad affiliates make it difficult to pin any responsibility on the central organization.

Slight correction "There is nothing to ACORN but paper and Federal aka taxpayer dollars.Stop picking the pockets of working citizens
and ALL this mess would go away.
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« Reply #2 on: January 30, 2010, 05:52:21 PM »

Ditto! Tell it like is SHOULD BE, Bill!   good

I think the IRS form needs check boxes so the American Citizen can check which government-handout program they choose. If they want to fund abortion -- check here.  If another person wants to fund the space program -- check here, etc, etc.
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