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Bobby Jindal Halts Funding Of ACORN

From Louisiana’s local radio network WWL:

Jindal halts funding of ACORN

Jay Vise Reporting

Thursday, 17 September 2009

Louisiana Governor Bobby Jindal today cut off state funding for the community activist group ACORN.

Jindal has also blocked any state agency for entering into contracts with the organization.

The executive order also cuts off any future state funding of ACORN, on the heels of a series of embarrassing incidents for the organization.

The governor’s action follows a subpoena of documents from the group’s national headquarter office in New Orleans.

According to Jindal’s executive order, "ACORN’s actions make clear that financial involvement with ACORN is contrary to the public policy of the State of Louisiana and the best interests of its citizens."

The Associated Press reports that the only state contracts that could be found with ACORN or its affiliates expired two years ago.

But a spokeswoman for the governor says Jindal wants his cabinet secretaries and all state departments, boards, commissions and agencies to scour its contracts and subcontracts to ensure no such funding exists, or was planned.

The full text of Governor Jindal’s executive order is as follows:

Executive Order on HALTING STATE FUNDING TO ACORN:

WHEREAS, it is the responsibility of public officials in the State of Louisiana to protect the public and ensure that taxpayer funds are being responsibly, ethically, and properly spent;

WHEREAS ACORN maintains a national headquarters office in New Orleans and has conducted financial activities in the state;

WHEREAS upon my request for an investigation into the organization’s activities in the State, the Louisiana Attorney General’s Office subpoenaed documents of ACORN’s national headquarters in New Orleans;

WHEREAS 70 employees of the Association of Community Organizations for Reform Now ("ACORN") have been convicted of crimes committed in the course of their work for the organization, to date;

WHEREAS on September 11, 2009, the U.S. Census Bureau ended its relationship with ACORN;

WHEREAS up to 20 states are investigating charges related to voting regularities and fraud into the current and past operations of ACORN;

WHEREAS the United States Senate and House of Representatives recently voted in a bipartisan manner to cut off federal funds to ACORN;

WHEREAS FBI Director Robert Mueller has stated his department will look into allegations of misconduct relating to ACORN;

WHEREAS the Internal Revenue Service is aware of the current allegations facing ACORN and is conducting a " "thorough review" of their relationship with the organization;

WHEREAS ACORN’s actions make clear that financial involvement with ACORN is contrary to the public policy of the State of Louisiana and the best interests of its citizens, and therefore should be quickly terminated if it is found to exist.

NOW THEREFORE, I, BOBBY JINDAL, Governor of the State of Louisiana, by virtue of the authority vested by the Constitution and the laws of the State of Louisiana, do hereby order and direct as follows:

SECTION 1: All departments, commissions, boards, offices, entities, agencies, and officers of the State of Louisiana, or any political subdivision thereof, are hereby prohibited from entering into any future contracts with ACORN or its subsidiaries or affiliates and that other political subdivisions consider issuing a similar directive;

SECTION 2: All departments, commissions, boards, offices, entities, agencies, and officers of the State of Louisiana, or any political subdivision thereof, are directed to cease all existing funding for ACORN or its subsidiaries or affiliates unless such funding is legally obligated. If a department, commission, board, office, entity, agency, or officer of the State of Louisiana, or any political subdivision thereof determines that such funding is legally obligated, it is directed to inform the Executive Counsel to the Governor of its determination.

SECTION 3: All departments, commissions, boards, offices, entities, agencies, and officers of the State of Louisiana, or any political subdivision thereof, are hereby directed to provide to the Executive Counsel to the Governor no later than October 2, 2009 a copy of any existing contracts or other agreements between the agency and ACORN or its subsidiaries for an immediate review.

SECTION 4: All departments, commissions, boards, offices, entities, agencies, and officers of the State of Louisiana, or any political subdivision thereof, are authorized and directed to assist and cooperate in implementing the provisions of this Order.

SECTION 5: This Order is effective upon signature and shall continue in effect until amended, modified, terminated, or rescinded by the Governor, or terminated by operation of law.

IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I have set my hand officially and caused to be affixed the Great Seal of Louisiana, at the Capitol, in the City of Baton Rouge, on this 17TH day of September, 2009.

___________________________

GOVERNOR OF LOUISIANA

Yet another reason to like Governor Jindal.

And, lest we forget, the Louisiana branch of ACORN is the address they use for the Form 990 501c3 filings to the IRS. (See photo at top.)

Which is, coincidentally, the same address as the local 100 chapter of the SEIU.

This article was posted by Steve Gilbert on Friday, September 18th, 2009. Comments are currently closed.

15 Responses to “Bobby Jindal Halts Funding Of ACORN”

  1. Confucius

    Jindal for President!

  2. I’ll put money on it that every state that has a Democratic governor will “skirt” the issue with Acorn and find a way to keep funding this criminal enterprise network. Now that it has been mentioned, I do believe that the Obama administration seems to be a criminal enterprise network also by bringing in all these shaddy Czars without checking their backgrounds……..or maybe they already knew what their backgrounds were and that is why there wasn’t even a small attempt to vett these left wing loons. As the ole’ saying goes though, “you are who you hang with” and that has been true to the course with Obama, all the way back to Rev. Jeremiah Wright for 20 years.

  3. Question: Will President Barack Obama get on T.V. (he is usually on everyday) and denounce Acorn? Will his super liberal Attorney General, Eric Holder prosecute Acorn under R.I.C.O.? or even prosecute Acorn at all? What will Acorn do now that they are out of a job and have 1000’s of Obama posters in their offices? Will tehy throw these posters away or donate them to the “green machine” for re-cycling?

  4. GL0120

    I expect TCO to reinstate funding any day now.

    • proreason

      Rush had someone on who explained how it will happen.

      Everybody votes very pubically to defund. Checkmark.

      Since the House and Senate have to reconcile their bills, in committee they re-instate funding. Once out of committee, there can only be a yes/no vote.

      Everybody the votes to pass the bill (and hence put the funding back in), but it is hidden from the public. Checkmark.

    • Rusty Shackleford

      Yup….kinda like the governor’s kid getting a speeding ticket. They’ll fix it and no one need know.

  5. ptat

    I hope Jindahl and others realize this is a very slippery hydra. SEIU has got to go, too, just to name a few of the hundreds of tentacles….

  6. Rusty Shackleford

    Clearly, Bobby is a racist….

  7. mathews

    Jindal is and election too late in halting the funding, the GOP had better grow a pair because their pants are still empty

    • andrewj

      I love Bobby just as much as the next guy, but according to the Louisiana’s Division of Administration, no state agencies have existing contracts with ACORN. How do you halt something that doesn’t exist? This is just an attempt to get everyone riled up. Dirty politics. Very annoying.

    • proreason

      Wow, Jindal really has the kooks fluttering their little wings.

      It must hurt to see Lousiana crawling out of decades of Democratic corruption and dependancy building.

      Or are you guys just old fashioned racists? That’s probably it.

      Here’s hoping he ships the people who were too stupid to leave New Orleans when Katrina hit to Detroit or Chicago, where they will raise the IQ of all states involved.

  8. Um…you do know that in Louisiana, there isn’t any actual state funding to cut off, right? That Jindal’s announcement was nothing more than a political stunt, trying to show he’s just as anti-ACORN as the rest of the Republican Party?

    Perhaps the next time Bobby decides to man himself up and look good for the GOP, he will check to make sure he’s taking action against something that actually exists. Either that, or he will announce that he’s deploying the National Guard to keep the state free of gremlins.

  9. AnotherPatriot

    Since ACORN has had NO contracts with the government in LA, what does this mean?
    Golly…Bobby’s a day late and a dollar short. AGAIN.


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