WHY would any legitimate corporation want to change its name? The name ACORN, and its symbol, the acorn, seems friendly enough. It costs a lot of money to make the change, i.e., re-register, change logos, change publications, paperwork, attorney fees on and on. BUT, if you wanted to get rid of a bad image, name change is the way to go. But, it probably doesn't have anything to do with the fact that the founder, Wade Rathke's, covered up his brother's $1 million embezzlement from ACORN's accounting and financial services arm
Citizen Consulting Incorporated.
ACORN is a parent company for over 270 organizations and unions spread internationally. However, all the funding received is filtered through Citizen Consulting Incorporated. I believe it would only be fair to have ACORN and CCI investigated since in does interact with so many affiliates and a large portion of ACORN's funds (more than $53 million has been awarded) come from the taxpayers. The eight members of ACORN-8 sure want to know and I feel they have a right to know.
An amendment offered up for discussion by Congressman Steve King (Rep IA), was crushed by the Democrats. According to the Congressman King's Web site: King introduced an amendment to keep the Association of Community Organizations for Reform Now (ACORN) out of the 2010 Census, effectively barring taxpayer dollars in the bill provided to the Census Bureau from being disbursed to ACORN. King also introduced an amendment that would bar any taxpayer dollars in the bill from being provided to ACORN. Citizens Against Government Waste concur with his sentiment. However, I don't hold out much hope for any real action toward ACORN unless more taxpayers complain to Congress because of ACORN's relationship with President Obama.
Be sure to watch to see who will be handling the bulk of the 2010 census? Just remember that new name, Community Organizations International.
THIS IS WHO I AM
- Utah, United States
- I am a retired grandmother who lost her husband of 42 years in 2010, to cancer. I relocated from Ventura, CA to a community near Salt Lake City, Utah to be with my son, daughter-in-law and two granddaughters. I am a believer in Jesus our Lord and in the true Sabbath as our worship day. I am learning more and more about what our role is here on Earth as well as what it will be when Yahshua returns. I love crochet, watercolors, and writing. My newest passion is writing poetry. I would love to hear from others who enjoy these crafts; come visit and share your interests.
JULY 4 - Time For Tea
The American people came out on July 4 to protest high taxes and run-a-way government spending. From 11:00 till 2:00 p.m., citizens of Ventura, CA came out to show their support for less taxes and less government interference. As a spectator and one who attended the first Ventura Tea Party, I would say we doubled the turnout of patriots.
All across the country the signs, flags and banners that were carried at the tea parties showed the position that the American people are taking toward its government. They are mad and they are not going to take it anymore!