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Guess they listened

When i saw that Lautenberg and Menendez were among the Senators who voted to defund ACORN due to the stupid actions of a couple of low-level employees, i wrote them and asked if they were also going to cancel the contracts of all the other companies that have broken the law... which would be like all of them.

Going after ACORN may be like shooting fish in a barrel lately -- but jumpy lawmakers used a bazooka to do it last week and may have blown up some of their longtime allies in the process.

The congressional legislation intended to defund ACORN, passed with broad bipartisan support, is written so broadly that it applies to "any organization" that has been charged with breaking federal or state election laws, lobbying disclosure laws, campaign finance laws or filing fraudulent paperwork with any federal or state agency. It also applies to any of the employees, contractors or other folks affiliated with a group charged with any of those things.

In other words, the bill could plausibly defund the entire military-industrial complex. Whoops.

By fnord12 | September 22, 2009, 4:07 PM | Liberal Outrage


that would be so awesome.