Thursday, November 12, 2009

Do Taxpayers Owe ACORN a Living?

The Center for Constitutional Rights, an advocacy group founded by the late radical lawyer William M. Kunstler, is suing the federal government on behalf of ACORN for eliminating its funding. It calls Congress' decision last September to cease all funding "unconstitutional."

Could someone show me where in the constitution it says ACORN is entitled to public funds?

Congress is free to allocate monies to ACORN. Now just because Congress can give money to ACORN doesn't mean it should have. But that is a different debate altogether. With that said if Congress is free to fund ACORN as they see fit then it is also free to stop allocating funds to ACORN as they see fit.

If my maternal grandfather were still alive he might have put it this way. The world doesn't owe you a living.

In which case, Congress doesn't owe ACORN one either.

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