Bachmann applauds IRS action on ACORN

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Rep. Michele Bachmann, applauded the IRS’ decision yesterday to cut ties with the controversial anti-poverty group ACORN.

The decision follows Senate and House passage of legislation that would either limit or cut off federal funding to the group.

The Internal Revenue Service said it would no longer include ACORN in a tax-assistance program that offered free tax advice to about 3 million low- to moderate-income filers this year.

“I applaud the IRS for dropping ACORN from participation in the volunteer tax assistance program,” said Bachmann, who has been a vocal critic of the group.  “ACORN has proven time and time again that it is either unable or unwilling to ensure that it operates with high ethical standards. The IRS’ action yesterday is one step in the right direction…”

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Comments (3)

  1. Submitted by Greg Kapphahn on 09/24/2009 - 06:21 pm.

    Gee, Mickey. It seems to me that, considering the money that “disappeared” in the early days of the Iraq war and the war profiteering allowed by no-bid contracts awarded to Bushco cronies throughout that war, your comments about failure to live up to “high ethical standards” could be applied to the GOP, as well. I always love it when that really crusty old pot complains about the burnt on grime on the kettle.

  2. Submitted by Howard Miller on 09/24/2009 - 07:51 pm.

    Wonder how well conservative groups receiving public money will seem when similarly entrapped as ACORN was. Too bad the ACORN people in those contrived but damning videos made such poor choices.

  3. Submitted by Steve Rose on 09/29/2009 - 05:47 pm.

    Still not prepared to move on from the Bush Era to the “era of responsibility”? I am impressed that most of the comments regarding this ACORN scandal aren’t about the topic, but rather about Bush or about conservatives. There hasn’t been a political race against Bush since 2004, but the campaign rhetoric is all that gets parroted with regards to ACORN in September 2009. Where went the desire to “move on”?

    Where is the outrage? Offering helpful advice regarding the importation of children from Central America into sex slavery in the US is pure evil. It has been a week since I first commented on this in MinnPost; I am disappointed to be the only one.

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