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    ACORN Affiliate Given Taxpayer Funds From Candidates It Supported

    Through the budget earmarks that New Yorkers call member items "NYACA received $175,000 from eight state senators this year, $240,500 from 10 Assembly members and $85,000 from four Council members. " Gentile thoughtfully provides a list of those I see as rogue legislators doling out taxpayer funds to this outfit.

    Ahhh, good old NYC/Albany cronyism, guess we needed something other than Washington's cronyism. If this doesnt piss off the rest of the state, nothing will.

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    Re: ACORN Affiliate Given Taxpayer Funds From Candidates It Supported

    Quote Originally Posted by chevydriver1123 View Post
    Ahhh, good old NYC/Albany cronyism, guess we needed something other than Washington's cronyism. If this doesnt piss off the rest of the state, nothing will.

    ACORN Affiliate Given Taxpayer Funds From Candidates It Supported | GroundReport
    Well at least the community should be well organized by now.


    As ACORN Engaged In Political Work, Affiliate Received Taxpayer Money
    Millions of government dollars sent to group in ACORN offices, then sent to ACORN



    "NYACA has transferred most of the government money it has received through grants and contracts in recent years to ACORN. In 2006, for example, NYACA reported a little over $1.3 million in income-producing activities, almost all of which was allocated from the government. That same year, the organization paid close to $1.2 million for “contractual services” to ACORN and donated another $67,000 in direct grants also to ACORN, according to tax records. In 2007, NYACA reported just over $730,000 in government contracts and public support, and gave $711,152 of that money to ACORN."

    Annabel Palma, a member of the City Council who allocated $20,000 to NYACA this year, said her grant was intended for general community organizing in her district and not for her political activity and said it was up to city agencies and the comptroller’s office to audit the contracts.

    “I don’t have a hands-on role in how the money is spent," she said. "That’s not my role."


    Love the excuses.
    Thank you

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    The sad part is many of these clowns get reelected.
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