Senate Votes to Allow ACORN Funding in Youth Brigades Bill
(Updated with new Obama Youth graphic)
Just when you thought this Leftist bill could not be any more disturbing…
The Senate just voted to allow ACORN funding in the Youth Brigades Bill.
Here comes the Obama youth.
Hat Tip Jay
The Senate on Friday killed an amendment that would exclude funding for ACORN in Obama’s Youth Brigades bill (53-43). The Senate bill will provide “$5.7 billion to aid 250,000 volunteers across the country in the arenas of health care, energy, environment and education.”
It’s a Leftist’s dream come true!
Doug Ross discovered this report:
The U.S. Senate killed an amendment Thursday offered by Sen. David Vitter, R-La., that would have prohibited federal volunteer funds from going to the community group ACORN and its affiliates.
Vitter singled out the Association of Community Organizations for Reform Now, a nationwide community organization of low- and moderate-income people. He laid emphasis on the fact that group members have been arrested for fraudulent voter registration.
Vitter contended that no charitable group with a political arm should receive the volunteer funding. “At the heart of this debate is whether this new federal bureaucracy would, in effect, politicize charitable activity around the country, which we certainly do not want,” Vitter said.
The amendment was offered to the National Service Act being considered by the chamber.
So the Senate will allow funding to ACORN, but they won’t allow any religious expression in the youth brigades?
This is unbelievable!