Friday, September 11, 2009

ACORN fires 2 after hidden camera footage aired

The Associated Press reports that ACORN fired the two employees caught on tape giving tax advice to a pimp and his prostitute. It's pretty clear to me that this is an extremely corrupt organization that should be investigated top-to-bottom. Margaret Williams, an ACORN Maryland Board member, said "the video was an attempt to smear ACORN." Well, Margaret IT WORKED ! ACORN looks pretty bad. If a Republican administration had very close ties with an organization this corrupt, the Democrats and their lap-dogs in the MSM would be in a frenzy calling for heads to roll. My prediction is that they threw these two losers under the bus and it's over. This is all we'll see. Obama is ACORN and now they have an ear in the White House. God help us all.

BALTIMORE – The group ACORN has fired two employees who were seen on hidden-camera video giving tax advice to a man posing as a pimp and a woman who pretended to be a prostitute.

Fox News Channel broadcast excerpts from the video Thursday. On the video, a man and woman visiting ACORN's Baltimore office asked about buying a house and how to account on tax forms for the woman's income. An ACORN employee advised the woman to list her occupation as "performance artist."

The pair also claimed they planned to employ teenage girls from central America as prostitutes, and an ACORN employee suggested that up to three of the girls could be claimed as dependents, according to transcripts of the video posted online by conservative activist James O'Keefe.

O'Keefe told Fox he posed as the pimp and that he was shocked by the ACORN employees' helpfulness.

In a statement, ACORN Maryland board member Margaret Williams said the video was an attempt to smear ACORN.

ACORN — which stands for the Association of Community Organizations for Reform Now — advocates for poor people. It conducted a massive voter registration effort last year and became a target of investigations when some employees were caught submitting false registration forms with names such as "Mickey Mouse."

1 comment:

Karl said...

Mikhail, where is your compassion?

Those two ladies didn't judge their visitors, nor lecture them on right and wrong. And what did they get for their excellent customer service and sound advice? They were fired - added to the unemployment rolls that now top 9.7% officially, and closer to 17% of total unemployed.

Shame on you, Mikhail. Shame.