ACORN Targeted for Defunding, But Criminal Contractors Awarded $$
Recently both the House and the Senate voted to defund ACORN after some controversial videos shot by right wing filmmakers were posted to the web. However, the same lawmakers trying to defund ACORN for improper actions haven't even suggested defunding defense contractors who have committed actual crimes.
The same U.S. Lawmakers’ who have proposed the defunding of the community activist group ACORN have ignored the criminal activities of defense government contractors – Blackwater, Dynacorp, Halliburton – who have received more lucrative contracts.
Rachel Maddow listed off a litany of criminal accusations against numerous government contractors, including murder allegations against Blackwater; the 2000 scandal involving DynCorp, in which 13 company employees were sent home from Bosnia for running an underage forced sex slave ring; and recent claims about ArmorGroup and its alleged links to fraud and prostitution.
“Not only have these contractors not been defunded by outraged members of Congress, they all continue to get spectacularly lucrative government contracts even after all these things have been exposed,” Maddow told viewers.
“If this isn’t just a witch hunt against ACORN … then we can all look forward to the explanation from the fake-outraged Republicans and the cowering Democrats about why nothing ever inspired them to defund anyone before ACORN,” Maddow said.
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