Obama Gives $446 Million to ACORN Veteran

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A former senior ACORN official has been put in charge of close to half a billion taxpayer dollars in Illinois, one of the most corrupt states in the Union and the home state of America’s Community Organizer-in-Chief.

What could possibly go wrong?

In 2010 the Obama administration designated $7.6 billion for a foreclosure relief program. Of that total $445.6 million will be administered by ACORN alumnus Joe McGavin, now a director at the Illinois Housing Development Authority. As Judicial Watch discovered, McGavin was “Chicago Operations Manager” at Affordable Housing Centers of America (AHCOA) from November 2008 through January 2011, according to his LinkedIn profile.

Until two years ago AHCOA was called ACORN Housing. The nonprofit corporation renamed itself Affordable Housing Centers for America after undercover activists caught ACORN employees offering helpful advice about starting a brothel for pedophiles and committing other crimes on video in 2009. Soon after, popular revulsion prompted Congress to ban funding of ACORN and groups related to it.

ACORN Housing, which had been the largest affiliate in ACORN’s corrupt, taxpayer-subsidized empire of activism, grew out of crime: squatting. It emerged from a 1982 action in which ACORN built a squatters’ tent city behind the White House.

ACORN Housing helped to erode lending standards by pushing the financial affirmative action law known as the Community Reinvestment Act. The group also pressured banks to adopt, in its own words, “more flexible underwriting criteria that take into account the realities of lower-income communities.” Inner-city lenders were pressured to use “less traditional income sources such as food stamps,” the group bragged in a pamphlet years before the mortgage bubble that it helped to inflate burst.

Not much is known about McGavin but it is clear that he has worked at the Illinois Housing Development Authority since February 2011. Richard M. Daley, mayor of Chicago from 1989 to 2011, happens to be “Of Counsel” at Katten Muchin Rosenman LLP, the same law firm at which IHDA chairman Terry E. Newman is a partner.

The federal money McGavin is administering comes from the U.S. Treasury Department’s Hardest Hit Fund which is supposed to be used to help the “unemployed or substantially underemployed” make their mortgage payments. Mortgage counseling and foreclosure counseling are lucrative taxpayer-funded scams that politicians use to enrich their allies in the left-wing activist community.

Given ACORN’s 40-year history of sustained criminal activity that I documented at length in my book, Subversion Inc.: How Obama’s ACORN Red Shirts are Still Terrorizing and Ripping Off American Taxpayers, it is amazing how easy it is for ACORN veterans to find new employment. Common sense dictates that former ACORN officials ought to bear a scarlet letter ‘A’ that makes finding new jobs at least a little bit more difficult – but they don’t. Not even close.

ACORN is everywhere and McGavin is merely the tip of the ACORN iceberg. The lawless Alinskyite agitators of ACORN operate with impunity, deliberately ignored by the mainstream media. Some journalists want to protect President Obama who was an employee of ACORN and the group’s lawyer. Other reporters are so far to the left that ACORN’s activities seem normal, even admirable, so they tend not to get covered much in the media.

ACORN-SEIU operative Patrick Gaspard now runs the Democratic National Committee after serving as political director in the Obama White House. Convicted voter fraud ringleader Amy Busefink still works at ACORN affiliate Project Vote organizing voter registration drives, the same thing that landed her in legal hot water when she was employed by ACORN. ACORN founder Wade Rathke travels the globe fomenting revolution (and in India with the assistance of the Obama administration). ACORN operative Jehmu Greene is now a paid on-air Fox News Channel contributor.

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  • Swemson

    Is this something that just happened, or is it a report on something that happened a while ago that was just revealed?

    • WilliamJamesWard

      Seems to be both, are you back and how did the book go?………………William

      • Swemson

        Still a work in progress….

        & I never left…. ;-)


  • WilliamJamesWard

    All of the tax dollars doled out by the Obama regime went down one rat hole or another and
    from time to time we hear something about what those funds are doing. If the monies are being
    used illegally who will stop it, Holder? not ever, so when you read anything like this at least
    you know where your kids future has gone and the value of retirement dollars. Obama has
    screwed up our financial system and caused the devaluation of our currency while his
    amigos play, Congress and Obama must go, clean house in November………….William

  • StephenD

    The issue is it is ongoing. This blatant corruption and misuse of taxpayer dollars continues and strengthens unabated because folks that don't kick into the system still get to vote. Hell, if I'm getting free money and in order to get more, which you promise, you have to raise taxes, which I don't pay anyway, I say, go for it! What would I care if you raised taxes? Keep my checks coming and you can do what you want!
    The only clear-cut solution to this is to limit the PRIVILAGE of voting to those that pay into the tax system. Immediately these organizations would begin to dry up and the politicians would take heed of how they spend OUR MONEY if they ever wanted to get re-elected. Unless we do something like this, the corruption will grow until we are a Republic no more.

    • Spider

      I agree with your premise – but it won't work because the Dems would just change the rules so the deadbeats would only pay 1$ in taxes per year so they can say "see I pay taxes" and then get the vote like every one else. Maybe you could have a weighted system where you get more votes if you pay in more. For example for every $1000 paid in taxes you get one vote – up to 5 max. They did this in some local elections where there were fairness issues…..

    • Guest

      Gosh, it would be too bad to see all those senior citizens who don't pay into the tax system become unable to vote. Of course you would want to include anyone paying taxes at any level, right? Federal income tax, state income tax, sales tax, property tax, payroll tax? Who would we be leaving out?

  • weebee5jpf

    You guys are always good for a laugh, every single day! If you feed on garbage 24/7, how can anything but garbage be spit out of your mouths, or your backsides for that matter. Either end, it's still crap. Too funny…that's your entire life.

    • Chris Gleason

      You don't know what you're talking about. You're probably one of those 47% who don't pay any taxes, but take everything they can get. Just keep quiet and stay out of the way.

      • Guest

        That figure is the percentage who don't pay federal income taxes, not who don't pay "any" taxes. Most are either elderly or working poor. Many of the poor DO pay social security/medicare taxes out of their paychecks. Do you really think that the values of the United States mean that the poor and elderly shouldn't be able to vote?

    • kasandra

      As usual. Just spew. Ad hominem attack – the last refuge of the leftist when there is no cogent argument to be made. You don't point out a single item from this article that is untrue. Your post is simply worthless.

      • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nLNn2YflwNs Roger

        It's all they have.

    • poppakap

      Hello pot. This is kettle. You're black.

  • notyranny

    Impeachment is way overdue for this "president" and his mafia cabinet, about 3-1/2 years overdue. NWO puppet.

    • Jim_C

      Too bad his opposition doesn't know any lawyers and congressmen to get-r-done, eh?

      • pagegl

        Nope, his opposition is just too chicken sh!t to do it. Supposedly, Congress won't do it because they know it won't make it through the Senate. That's a lame-assed reason.

  • effemall

    Impeachment will not be enough. He must be prosecuted and put away for life.

    • Jim_C

      Hyperbolize much?

      • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nLNn2YflwNs Roger

        He should at least pay for all of Michelle's and malia's traveling expenses.

        • Jim_C

          Michelle's traveling expenses differ from Laura Bush's how?

          • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nLNn2YflwNs Roger

            In size and scope.

  • kim

    This evil did not start yesterday…but all the warnings were laughed at. Believing all the lies and loving them. I say if only Americans would even now dig deep as to who they are voting for. Some many claim who they vote for is good..Pleaseeeeeeeeeeeeeeee How much destruction do we have to see grow and spread like a cancer that is too far destructive that surgery is too late. I can see too many minds have been destroyed with lies and so they keep on keeping on voting them in…When are they all going to realize we have deceit on both sides of the gov. Throwing G-d out is the last straw as the Church is asleep at the wheel and in Apostasy…They don't seem to care but then that was one of the last remarks by the prophets in scripture…Like in the days of Noah, coruption is in everything..how sad

  • Linda Rivera

    An inferior, IMMORAL health care plan that NO ONE wants and CANNOT afford to pay. The threat to jail and/or fine those who don't purchase the government enforced plan.

    Massive spending as if there is no tomorrow. Fighting wars we have no money for. Massive borrowing.

    $446 MILLION to ACORN Veteran

    The Massive giving away of Billions of dollars every year to other countries, including the OIL-WEALTHY Middle East, Hamas-controlled Gaza and the Palestinian Authority organization who fill their war chests, build mansions and LAUGH all the way to the bank with FREE infidel money. Whilst in America, homeless shelters are filled to capacity; tent cities have sprung up all over the U.S. filled with desperate, jobless, homeless Americans.

    Massive debt. The massive printing of paper money out of thin air to DELIBERATELY create out-of-control inflation. There is no question that the total DESTRUCTION of America's economy is planned. The results will be horrifying. In the once wealthy and great nation of America, millions of Americans will become destitute, hungry and homeless with no money or resources to help them.

  • Linda Rivera


    Is this REALLY our AMERICA??????

    Know the TRUTH about the Government Health Care ill H.R.3200 – Key Points http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HcBaSP31Be8

  • Linda Rivera

    Organic, non-GMO avocado, fruit and nut trees and berries must be planted in all of our nation’s cities’ and towns’ parks to help the many millions of Americans who will soon be in a desperate struggle to survive because of the frightening, highly destructive economic policies of our government.

    Watch it. And weep for our great nation and people:

    FALL Of The Republic – The Presidency Of Barack H Obama – The Full Movie HQ http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F8LPNRI_6T8&fe

  • Western Spirit

    how else can obama be elected without cheating and acorn is able to help him in that regard so acorn must be funded.

    • Jim_C

      How has ACORN helped Obama cheat? What are the stats on illegally-registered ACORN voters voting?

      • kasandra

        You're right. I guess the voter fraud for which ACORN affiliates were prosecuted in – was it 11 or 13 – states were in the service of electing Republicans.

        • Jim_C

          Hmm, avoiding my question. Let's see, these individuals were convicted for turning in falsified registration forms. So how does that translate into votes? Does Mickey Mouse show up to the polls? Once again, I ask: How did ACORN help Obama cheat?

          • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nLNn2YflwNs Roger

            Should any organization that even allowed fraud one time be funded with tax dollars?

          • kasandra

            Not avoiding your question at all. By registering fictional, ineligible and dead people to vote, ACORN then brings in people to vote in their names and increases the tally for candidates ACORN favors. Get it? After all, they don't go thru this illegal exercise just to enroll more names on the voting rolls. And these "registered" voters invariably vote for people, like Obama, who want to serve ACORN's interests – i.e., give more money and benefits to people who don't feel like going out and earning them by the sweat of their brow. After all, our president worked for ACORN, served as their lawyer in Chicago and is on tape saying he's been with them all these years and they will have free access to him when he becomes president – which he unfortunately did. Or is this all too complicated for you to grasp?

          • kasandra

            P.S. Here, let's put the burden on you. It's beyond cavil that ACORN has been involved in voter fraud. They've been convicted in numerous jurisdictions. So why do you think they do it since – in your view – turning in false registration forms doesn't translate into votes. Is it just a fetish they have for turning in false governmental forms? Are they simply merry pranksters. Or do they have more sinister aims in mind – aims that may often be realized?

          • Jim_C

            Weren't they getting bonuses for quotas?

          • poppakap

            Actually, yes. Mickey Mouse has turned up on several ACORN originated voter registration drives including a registration drive in St. Louis and one in Florida. Directly to your point, ACORN has been investigated/indicted for voter registration fraud in several different states including Minnesota, Michigan, Pennsylvania, Wisconsin, Florida, Washington, New Mexico, and Missouri. It helps Obama cheat because the ACORN goons target populations that rarely vote for political parties that don't extend government patronage.

            That you attempt to deny that ACORN is corrupt to the core, even after congressional Marxists agreed to withdraw funding shows your particular proclivity toward red kool-aid.

          • Jim_C

            I am fully aware Mickey Mouse showed up on the registration docs. But Mickey Mouse can not VOTE–that is the point. And there is no evidence of ACORN bringing Mickey Mouse in to vote.

  • fightwarnotwars

    Can't wait for this website to crank up the crazy to 11, when Obama gets re-elected in November. Good times ahead!

    • pagegl

      If you desire to live in abject poverty I guess so.

    • poppakap

      Nothing would be crazier than expecting anything other than continued economic deterioration under our Socialist in Chief. You are right about good times being ahead; with independents, jews, and even blacks now turning against Obamao, a Romney victory is becoming all but certain.

  • Jaladhi

    Oh these morons wouldn't rest until they bankrupt us by any means!!!

  • mrbean

    Yassah, weez collawd folks dun gonna bankrupt awl youse honkay crackas. Dat case weez uselass sub human refude, yassah….yonowatahmsayin…..metttt…..metttt…..metttt.

    • Ghostwriter

      Please,mrbean. No more of your "Amos n' Andy" routine. It's not funny or enlightening. It's bigoted and disgusting. Please get rid of it.

  • Ronald Johnston

    osama obama and his partners in crime = pure evil!!!!!

  • http://how-to-mediate.com/workplace-mediation/ Debbie Hollenbeck

    First things first, who told you to do that? Or who approved you to carry out such a big move? I really want to know.