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May 15, 2009

Another Acorn scandal: 270 related corporations and non-profits operate out of a former funeral home

Topics: Political News and commentaries

We're talking about a shady organization with a very troubled past that, according to Glenn Beck, received as much as $10 million in federal grants last year. But it could get up to $8 billion more after the House passed Rep. Barney Frank's amendment allowing organizations indicted for voter fraud or related crimes to receive taxpayer dollars today.

And that organization operates 270 related corporations out of this building that also houses Service Employees International Union's (SEIU - the union that donated 60.7 million dollars to elect Barack Obama) New Orleans headquarters:

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Via World Net Daily:

Fox News' Glenn Beck may have uncovered another twist to a series of ACORN's alleged scandals when he revealed on his show that the group's main affiliate is operating out of a former New Orleans funeral home
and bringing in millions of taxpayer dollars.

The Service Employees
International Union's New Orleans headquarters location that also houses ACORN is supposed to be home to more than 270 related corporations and non-profits.

"Does that former funeral home look big enough to you to house 270 organizations?" Beck asked. "The owner of the building is a company whose partners are - oh my gosh! - Wade and Dale Rathke."

Wade Rathke, a New Orleans resident, is founder of ACORN and also founder and chief organizer of Service Employees International Union, which donated $33 million to President Obama's campaign last year.The online OpenSecrets.org estimates Obama's entire campaign spending at about $640 million.

According to the New York Times, he failed to notify police in 2000 when he learned that his brother Dale, ACORN's chief financial officer, had embezzled $948,600 from Citizens Consulting Inc., the ACORN affiliate that handles its financial affairs.

Beck said Wade and Dale are listed as president or partner in dozens of companies based in the New Orleans building.

"[T]he big question remains unanswered: Millions of dollars flow into that building every year," Beck said. "Where does it go?" (More)

And let's not forget about those other Barack Obama, SEIU, and ACORN (aka Project Vote) less-than-above-board connections - and that ACORN has now been implicated in voter-registration fraud investigations in a dozen states. Then, while we're on the topic of SEIU, ACORN and Obama, what about the connection to Obama's universal healthcare plans?

How does the old saying go? If it walks like a duck, talks like a duck, and looks like a duck, it must be a duck. Something about these SEIU/ACORN/Obama connections not only stinks to high heaven, they have the walk, talk, and look of shadiness and Chicago-style corrupt politics that need to be outed.

Related:
Obama worked with ACORN voter project: (During the 2008 presidential campaign, Democratic Party candidate Barack Obama met with ACORN leaders and reminded them of his history with ACORN and his work in Project Vote!)
ACORN Watch, Pt II: Obama hid $800,000 payment to ACORN through "Citizen Services, Inc." (There's much more to the story of Obama's amended campaign finance reports than what Obama and the Obamedia will tell you.)
ACORN, Tides and Teresa Heintz. (Tides received $8.3 million from 1994 through 2005 from The Heinz Endowments, chaired by Pittsburgh ketchup heiress Teresa Heinz.)

Posted by Hyscience at May 15, 2009 6:38 AM



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