Federal Government Helped Pay Home Air-Conditioning Bills for Federal Employees, Prisoners and More Than 11,000 Dead People

 

Another “Slush Fund” created for some States?

Or redistribution of wealth as a thank you for supporting Obama policies?

READ THE FOLLOWING AND DECIDE FOR YOURSELF.

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By Matt Cover

July 6, 2010

(CNSNews.com) – According to the Government Accountability Office (GAO), the federal government helped pay the home air conditioning bills for more than 11,000 dead people, 1,100 federal employees, and 725 convicts in fiscal year 2009.
 
The payments were made by a $5 billion program known as the Low-Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP). LIHEAP is designed to provide federal assistance, administered by the states, to help people pay the energy bills to heat their homes in the winter and cool them in the summer. The funds are disbursed by the Department of Health and Human Services and are distributed based on a formula that takes into account a state’s weather and the size of its low-income population.
 
The GAO examined the LIHEAP programs in seven states: Virginia, Maryland, Ohio, New York, Illinois, Michigan, and New Jersey.  The agency found evidence of fraud in each state.
 
“Our analysis of LIHEAP data revealed that the program is at risk of fraud and providing improper benefits in all seven of our selected states,” reported the GAO.  “About 260,000 applications–9 percent of households receiving benefits in the selected states–contained invalid identity information, such as Social Security numbers, names, or dates of birth.”
 
Most glaring among the problems the GAO found were the pervasive payment of LIHEAP benefits to dead people, some of whom, records show, had been dead for quite a long time.
 
“The identities of over 11,000 deceased individuals were used as applicants or household members for LIHEAP benefits,” reads the GAO report. “Our analysis matching LIHEAP data to the SSA’s death master file found these individuals were deceased before the LIHEAP application date.”  (SSA is the acronym for the Social Security Administration.) 
 

Continue reading here……..

 

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“The funds are disbursed by the Department of Health and Human Services”

Will Czarina Kathleen Sebileus look into this?

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Registering dead people to vote…..

Dead people getting government assistance for heating and cooling bills……

 

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Is ACORN involved here?

 

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NOT RACIST.

NOT VIOLENT.

JUST NO LONGER SILENT.

 

 

 

 

Like the “Frog in the Boiling Pot”: Stealth Socialism by ACORN Exposed

 

The boiling frog story is a widespread anecdote describing a frog slowly being boiled alive. The premise is that if a frog is placed in boiling water, it will jump out, but if it is placed in cold water that is slowly heated, it will not perceive the danger and will be cooked to death. The story is often used as a metaphor for the inability of people to react to significant changes that occur gradually.

The boiling frog story is generally told in a metaphorical context, with the upshot being that people should make themselves aware of gradual change lest they suffer eventual undesirable consequences.

Link

From American Thinker:

May 30, 2010

ACORN insider lays out the ‘stealth socialism’ strategy

Thomas Lifson

Anita Moncrief has written a worthwhile personal account of her involvement with ACORN, and effectively lays out the entire strategy the Alinksy left, and its chosen instrument, Barack Obama, to “fundamentally change” America. Moncrief describes the moment in 2008, when she went from unwitting to witting, in terms of the strategy to make America into a people’s socialist republic. 

As an ACORN insider my indoctrination as a socialist was a slow but steady progression from radical liberalism to embracing the stealth socialist methods that had made ACORN a powerful force in American electoral politics. Two years ago, in the mist of a heated presidential election year, I noticed a Facebook page of Socialism 2008. The graffiti-like picture beckoned young Socialists to Chicago, Illinois on June 19th, 2008. I RSVPed for the event on Facebook without fully understanding what had just taken place. The line between radical, liberal Democrat and socialist was almost invisible at this point.

Working for ACORN/Project Vote facilitated my crossing the “socialist”threshold and I had become what insiders termed “one of the true believers.” True believers were instrumental in the survival of ACORN and the process of making an employee a true believer began on the very first day.

The entire essay, appearing at Hot Air is worth reading. She names names and doesn‘t mince words. Here is one tidbit:
 

From October 2005 until 2008, I did fundraising work with ACORN and used political donor lists. All Democrat: Barack Obama, Hillary Clinton, John Kerry, Democratic National Committee. When I appeared as a guest on “The O’Reilly Factor” last year, I said that ACORN had served for years as an unofficial arm of the Democratic Party, but Bill O’Reilly didn’t discuss that with me. Ignoring it is exactly what the stealth socialists want.

 
Moncrief discusses the troubles facing the stealth socialist coalition now:
 

… it seems impossible that the coalition that put Obama in the White House and gave Democrats huge majorities in both the Senate and the House of Representatives will continue to work smoothly together now that Obama and the Congressional Democrats are in control and America is learning what Obama really meant by the seductive-sounding “hope and change.” ACORN needed the cloak of stealth socialism to maintain its hold on the poor. ACORN’s image is synonymous with blacks and other minorities and the race card has become the last bastion of its “hope.”

 
Moncreif then skewers the real “executive suites” leadership of ACORN, with a picture of all white faces taken at an executive “retreat” for ACORN.
http://www.americanthinker.com/blog/2010/05/acorn_insider_lays_out_the_ste.html

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ROOTS of ACORN

 

Written by Gregory A. Hession, J.D.   

Wednesday, 29 October 2008

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ACORN had figured out early on how the Washington money game was played.  It got ACTION to pay one of its subsidiaries called the Midwest Academy to train VISTA volunteers, who then worked for ACORN projects on the taxpayers’ tab.  It also got direct grants to pay for salaries of its own staff.  Author Rees calls the leftist Saul Alinsky’s organization “positively rightwing by comparison,” which is saying quite a bit. 

In an article by David Walls, Professor Emeritus of Sociology at Sonoma State University, he stated,

Around 1970 several national networks began to coalesce and develop systematic and distinctive approaches to community organizing. These include [Alinsky's] Industrial Areas Foundation (IAF), ACORN, Citizen Action, National People’s Action, PICO, DART, and the Gamaliel Foundation. Each was indebted, in greater or lesser degree, to Alinsky and his early organizing programs in Chicago through IAF.

Over the years, ACORN grew into an organization with fairly well-defined goals.  It runs a large voter-registration effort, which claims to have registered 1.3 million new voters during this election cycle.  It agitates for so-called “living wages” and union organizing, with Wal-Mart as a frequent target.  It pushes for banks to lend to low-income borrowers on a large scale, which almost certainly was instrumental in the recent financial crisis.  It also does a smorgasbord of other big-government advocacy, such as pushing for government intervention in healthcare, housing, utility regulation, and the like.

Their recent aggressive voter-registration practices have crossed the line of legality, and landed them in hot water in over a dozen states, for registering voters such as Mickey Mouse, or entire professional sports teams who don’t exist. Barack Obama has utilized ACORN and its affiliates to register 150,000 new voters in Chicago for his 1994 state senate election, which likely provided the margin of victory. 

Excerpted; Read entire article HERE……….

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ACORN’s Wade Rathke interviewed by Megyn Kelly

Interview with Wade Rathke: States he is still involved with SEIU Local 100 AND is now working with ACORN International.

ACORN founder Wade Rathke

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Wade Rathke is called the “Chief Organizer”: even has his own blog about ACORN International:

http://chieforganizer.org/

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Bertha Lewis CEO Acorn admits Socialism and uses “FEAR” tactics to push agenda.

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“The American people will never knowingly adopt socialism. But, under the name of “liberalism,” they will adopt every fragment of the socialist program, until one day America will be a socialist nation, without knowing how it happened.” – Norman Thomas, U.S. Socialist Party presidential candidate 1940, 1944 and 1948

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Margaret Thatcher quotes from an TV interview February 1975:

“Perhaps I can summarise it best by saying this—Nations that have pursued equality, like the Iron Curtain countries, I think have finished up with neither equality, nor liberty. Nations, which like us, in the past have pursued liberty, as a fundamental objective, extending it to all, have finished up with liberty, human dignity, and far fewer inequalities than other people.”

“[L]iberty is fundamental. Liberty, human dignity, a higher standard of living is fundamental. And, steadily, I think, people are beginning to realise that you don’t have those things unless you have a pretty large private enterprise sector. Any Iron Curtain country has neither liberty, nor a very high standard of living. The two things go, economic and political freedom, go together. I’ve been right in the forefront of saying that, here, in the States, and it’s very interesting to me now, to see a number of articles from people who are taking up the same theme. They are disturbed that Socialism is reducing liberty and freedom for ordinary people, and that’s really what matters.”


http://www.margaretthatcher.org/speeches/displaydocument.asp?docid=102953

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“The liberties of our country, the freedoms of our civil Constitution are worth defending at all hazards; it is our duty to defend them against all attacks. We have received them as a fair inheritance from our worthy ancestors. They purchased them for us with toil and danger and expense of treasure and blood. It will bring a mark of everlasting infamy on the present generation – enlightened as it is – if we should suffer them to be wrested from us by violence without a struggle, or to be cheated out of them by the artifices of designing men.”

 -Samuel Adams”

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NOT RACIST.

NOT VIOLENT.

JUST NO LONGER SILENT.

How ACORN Hides Behind Fake Names

 

 

From Canada Free Press: All credit goes to the author and the website posting this article.

How ACORN Hides Behind Fake Names

By Warner Todd Huston

October 9, 2009

Many states have ways to look up the businesses, organizations and people with whom the state does business. Illinois has such a service on the Secretary of State’s website.

In Illinois there is a way to search the folks the state does business with on a page titled Corporate/LLC Search / Certificate of Good Standing. There you can input the name of a corporation or LLC and find out the address of its offices, its registered manager’s name, etc.

Sadly, this feature is not easy to use. The problem is you have to know the actual name of the corporation you are looking for. Of course, if you don’t really know what you are looking for you just cannot find anything useful.

The problem with the Illinois search system is that groups like ACORN register hundreds of different shell corporations to hide behind. They register them to their workers and their directors and then they offer them to government as a vendor or organization for the state’s use. Naturally, state funds  flow like water into ACORN’s coffers as a result.

Other states have easier ways to search their state records. In the state of Louisiana, for instance, one can search by a person’s name. On the Louisiana site you are not limited to the name of the corporation like you are in Illinois so it is a bit easier to find vendors and corporations that are approved to work with the state. (Louisiana mainpage, or go to the search only page)

On the Louisiana site I typed in the name of ACORN founder Wade Rathke to see what corporations and LLCs he had registered with the state. I also tried Dale Rathke, his embezzler brother, to see what he had registered with the state. The results are amazing.

What I found were dozens of different shell corporations registered to Wade and Dale Rathke all of which have the potential of reaping thousands of dollars from the state of Louisiana. The same thing is happening in every state of the union and it isn’t just Wade and Dale doing this. ACORN employees at all levels are doing this in order to hide the fact that they are registering ACORN agencies.

Louisiana List (all registered to New Orleans):

RATHKE, STEPHEN WADE

Agent of “UNITED LABOR ORGANIZATIONS”
President of “TEXAS UNITED CITY-COUNTY EMPLOYEES, INC.”
President of “BALTIMORE ORGANIZING AND SUPPORT CENTER, INC.”
President of “WORKING FAMILIES ASSOCIATION, INC.”
Member of “COALITION FOR ECONOMIC JUSTICE IN , L.L.C.”
President of “CHIEF ORGANIZER FUND, INC.”
Director of “CHIEF ORGANIZER FUND, INC.”
President of “ACORN INTERNATIONAL, INC.”
President of “WAL-MART ALLIANCE FOR REFORM NOW, INC.”
President of “AFFILIATED MEDIA FOUNDATION MOVEMENT, INC.”
Director of “UNITED LABOR ORGANIZATIONS”
Vice-President of “METRO TECHNICAL INSTITUTE, INC.”
Affiliated with “ELYSIAN FIELDS PARTNERSHIP”
Director of “PARENT TEACHER GROUP OF CHINCHUBA SCHOOL, INC.”
President of “GREENWELL SPRINGS CORPORATION”
President of “BROAD STREET CORPORATION, INC.”
President of “SIXTH AVENUE CORPORATION”
President of “FIFTEENTH STREET CORPORATION”
Director of “FIFTEENTH STREET CORPORATION”
President of “ACORN BENEFICIAL ASSOCIATION, INC.”
President of “ACORN FUND, INC.”
President of “HOUSTON ORGANIZING AND SUPPORT CENTER, INC.”
Director of “HOUSTON ORGANIZING AND SUPPORT CENTER, INC.”
Director of “AUSTIN ORGANIZING AND SUPPORT CENTER, INC.”
Treasurer of “AUSTIN ORGANIZING AND SUPPORT CENTER, INC.”
President of “MONTANA RADIO NETWORK, INC.”
Director of “MONTANA RADIO NETWORK, INC.”
President of “PHOENIX ORGANIZING AND SUPPORT CENTER, INC.”
Agent of “PARENT TEACHER GROUP OF CHINCHUBA SCHOOL, INC.”

RATHKE, DALE

Treasurer of “ACORN MANAGEMENT CORPORATION, INC.”
Secretary/Treasurer of “METRO TECHNICAL INSTITUTE, INC.”
Affiliated with “ELYSIAN FIELDS PARTNERSHIP”
Director of “ COMMUNITY HOUSING ORGANIZATION, INC.”
Secretary of “ASSOCIATED REGIONAL MAINTENANCE SYSTEMS, INC.”
Secretary/Treasurer of “SIXTH AVENUE CORPORATION”
Secretary of “MASSACHUSETTS ACORN HOUSING CORPORATION”
Director of “CRESCENT CITY BROADCASTING CORPORATION”
Treasurer of “CRESCENT CITY BROADCASTING CORPORATION”
Secretary of “SHREVEPORT COMMUNITY TELEVISION, INC.”
Secretary of “LOUISIANA ACORN FAIR HOUSING, INC.”
Agent of “MASSACHUSETTS ACORN HOUSING CORPORATION”

You can be sure to find a similar list of corporations registered in Illinois and every other state. These registered entities are really shell corporations of ACORN.

Illinoisans, join us and Say NO to ACORN.

Sign the petition and tell Governor Quinn that you want a real investigation to end corruption for good.

http://canadafreepress.com/index.php/article/15607

 

Warner Todd Huston Most recent columns

Warner Todd Huston’s thoughtful commentary, sometimes irreverent often historically based, is featured on many websites such as renewamerica.us, townhall.com, opinioneditorials.com, and americandaily.com, among many, many others. He has also written for several history magazines, and appears in the new book “Americans on Politics, Policy and Pop Culture,” which can be purchased on amazon.com. He is also the owner and operator of Publius’ Forum.

Warner can be reached at: igcolonel@hotmail.com

 

Will Someone In Congress PLEASE Investigate ACORN? READ THIS!

Acorn, the ones involved in voter registration fraud and the possible laundering of money (MILLIONS) through their Elyssian Ave address in New Orleans profess they have done nothing wrong.

Dale Rathke, the brother of Wade Rathke (Founded ACORN and tied to the SEIU Local 100) has embezzled a MILLION dollars from ACORN; no investigation, no charges; debt paid back to ACORN through the Tides Foundation.

Glenn Beck and Bill O’Reilly are investigating the connections and the link to the ACORN organization.

ACORN, through Bertha Lewis, will tell you that Wade Rathke was “let go” from the ACORN organization.  The ACORN organization has over 200+ umbrella organizations.

Well, I happened upon this the other day and thought I would shed some light on  it.

Did you know that Wade Rathke is representing ACORN International?  That he has his own blog site?

Look here:  http://chieforganizer.org/

 

 

Look at the organizations he is tied to:

ORGANIZATIONS:

Wade Rathke is the founder and Chief Organizer of ACORN International and SEIU Local 100, has been a professional organizer for thirty-five years. He is also the founder and former Chief Organizer of ACORN. He has worked for and founded a series of organizations dedicated to winning social justice, workers rights, and a democracy where “the people shall rule”.

Wade Rathke’s work as an organizer for social justice includes leadership roles in a number of community, union, and educational organizations. To learn more about the work of these activist organizations, visit these websites.

* ACORN International
* Local 100
* SEIU
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Site Fighters
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Tides
* Organizers’ Forum
* Social Policy
* WARN
* ACORN

http://chieforganizer.org/organizations/

 

Don’t say this is an OLD BLOG: Look at bottom of his blog.  It reads copyright (c) 2009

 

 

ABOUT WADE:

Wade Rathke is the Chief Organizer of ACORN International, Founder and Chief Organizer of ACORN (1970-2008), and Founder and Chief Organizer of Local 100, Service Employees International Union (SEIU).

He has been a professional organizer for over thirty-five years. He has worked for and founded a series of organizations dedicated to winning social justice, workers rights, and a democracy where “the people shall rule”.

The views expressed on this website are his own.

Wade is the author of the upcoming book Citizen Wealth: Winning the Campaign to Save Working Families.

Wade is the sole contributor to http://www.chieforganizer.org and can be reached at wade@chieforganizer.org.

 http://chieforganizer.org/about/

 

 

My End note:

Will SOMEONE in Congress develop a SPINE and launch an investigation into ACORN?

We know what happens to IG’s that investigate any ‘”friend” of Obama’s.  YOU’RE FIRED!  Ursurping the laws to protect supporters/friends.  Does this include ACORN?

 

 

ACORN Allies Circling the Wagons and Scheme To Distract America From Looking At Corruption Allegations

From another blogger at WordPress:

http://newsrealblog.wordpress.com/2009/05/28/acorn-allies-scheme-to-distract-from-corruption-allegations/

ACORN Allies Scheme to Distract from Corruption Allegations

May 28, 2009

Former New Leftist John Podesta’s Center for American Progress Action Fund (which has close ties to Hillary Clinton and the billionaire financier George Soros) has invited liberal and radical groups to a meeting in the nation’s capital Thursday morning to discuss how to use rhetorical misdirection to take the focus off ACORN’s increasingly well-publicized corruption. One of the groups, Alliance for Justice (which embraces a host of leftist agendas), is advertising the crisis-management meeting called “Reframing the Attack on Voter Registration” on its website.

Kevin Mooney of the Washington Examiner reports on the approaching war council:

Nearly a dozen left-wing advocacy groups are meeting Thursday at the Center for American Progress (CAP)  to discuss how to respond to a growing barrage of damaging news reports and editorial criticism of the Association of Community Organizers for Reform (NOW). [sic]

The strategy meeting at the liberal think tank is being described as a “briefing and discussion” on how to respond to the negative coverage. ACORN is currently under investigation for voter registration fraud and related allegations in at least 14 states.

Among the organizations expected to attend the strategy session are: Advancement Project, Alliance for Justice, Center for American Progress Action Fund, Center for Community Change, Common Cause, Fair Elections Legal Network, Leadership Conference on Civil Rights, and People for the American Way.

Bertha Lewis, billed as “ACORN’s new chief organizer and CEO,” is a featured speaker. [...]

Lewis lied to Lou Dobbs on CNN last month. She detests Arizona sheriff Joe Arpaio and said he claimed to be a member of the Ku Klux Klan. As Newsmax reported:

What Arpaio actually said was that whenever he tried to enforce U.S. immigration laws, activists on the left accused him of being a racist, like a member of the Klu Klux Klan. He then went on to say he didn’t let the insults bother him.

Lewis refused to back down from her malicious lie.

ACORN and its allies are likely to continue playing the race card. They’ll say that conservatives and Republicans are sinister racists who don’t want minorities to vote, and that all the negative publicity is the result of a vast conspiracy.

We’ve heard this fanciful narrative before, but the difference is now a surprisingly large segment of the population is paying attention to ACORN’s illicit activities.

 

My own End note: 

 

Bertha Lewis was on “The Factor” with Bill O’Reilly.  He questioned her about the Citizen Consulting, Inc. front in New Orleans.  An old funeral home that basically seems to be a money laundering front for ACORN and possibly the SEIU.  Bill O’Reilly asked if Bertha Lewis would open her books for an audit; Lewis refused.

Glen Beck and Bill O’Reilly have launched an extensive investigation into ACORN.  Hopefully Gov.Bobby Jindal will join in too.

It is time this group is thoroughly investigated for corruption.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Glen Beck On Cloward-Piven Strategy. Is This Where America Is Headed?

 

From Trevor Loudon at New Zeal with a hat tip to Truth&Consequences

Monday, June 01, 2009

Beck On Cloward-Piven Strategy

The Cloward-Piven Strategy was developed in the 1960s by US socialist sociologist couple Richard Cloward and Frances Fox Piven (Democratic Socialists of America, Progressives for Obama).

The idea was to bring down capitalism by deliberately getting everybody possible on welfare in order to crash the system and bankrupt the nation.

The infamous ACORN organisation was established to implement this strategy.

In New Zealand the unemployed and beneficiaries rights movement, strong in the 80s and 90s was set up by the Workers Communist League and the Socialist Unity Party for the same purpose.

Glen Beck of Fox News explains;

Then add this:
And Finally This:
 
 
 
Note in the video of Bill O’Reilly and Bertha Lewis:  Lewis uses words of “my regime” and both women use the words of “Level playing field” but claim they are not a quasi-Socialist agency?
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