House Republicans introduced a continuing resolution yesterday that would prevent the federal government from being shut down, and this was tucked away inside of it.
WASHINGTON — A new short-term budget bill introduced on Monday by House Republicans includes a bizarre provision banning federal funding to anti-poverty group ACORN, despite the fact that the group has already been stripped of federal funding — and has been defunct for nearly three years. [...]
Section 510 of the latest legislation, introduced by House Appropriations Chair Hal Rogers (R-Ky.), reads: “None of the funds made available in this Act may be distributed to the Association of Community Organizations for Reform Now (ACORN) or its subsidiaries or successors.”
The chairman of the House Appropriations Committee apparently isn’t aware that ACORN closed in 2010. The chairman!
There’s no hope for us. Shut it down.