U.S. Senate kills Vitter’s ACORN amendment. – Is anybody there? Does anybody care?
How did the Republicans let this amendment get killed? Does the Senate leadership want us to just quit and not protest such outrageous legislation? Are we not organizing Tea Parties everywhere? Lead us – stand and fight.
Watch the video clip below from the musical 1776. I present the following question: How many of you feel as if conservatives today are like General Washington writing to representatives that are unwilling to risk their own fortunes in this fight?
Would have even the most staunch Tory voted in favor of taxes levied and debt issued to pay for the Hessian army hired to stand against them?
Link to the Vitter amendment story by channel 2 news in Baton Rouge here.
WASHINGTON – 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.
The bill is aimed at providing $5.7 billion to aid 250,000 volunteers across the country in the arenas of health care, energy, environment and education.
You would have thought that conservatives could have rallied enough voters behind this amendment given that ACORN is under investigation in at least a dozen states. Maybe I missed it but I can’t recall any TV news programs or radio shows covering this amendment. Why wasn’t this amendment made public in a way that allowed for public support to gather up? Who’s running the show for conservatives in the Senate? “Is anybody there? Does anybody care?”