ACORN-SEIU-White House questions swirl

What did Barack Obama know and when did he know it?
More proof has emerged of White House political director Patrick Gaspard's ties to the radical advocacy group ACORN. Gaspard, a longtime operative for ACORN and one of its partisan arms, New York's Working Families Party, currently holds the title of White House political affairs director, the same title Karl Rove held in President Bush's White House.

Internal ACORN documents show that Gaspard gave ACORN $40,000 over the past two years. Specifically, while Gaspard worked as an executive vice president of Service Employees International Union Local 1199 in New York he gave ACORN $15,000 in 2007 and $25,000 in 2008.

That's an awfully large tithe for someone who made $111,894 in 2007 and who has a wife and two children. The $111,894 figure comes from SEIU 1199's most recent publicly available tax return. (If salary and deferred benefits are combined the total is $151,869.)

for full article: spectator.org

Progressive Century nears milestone

Inside D.C. sources say that Pelosi has promised lobbying jobs to House Dems who are defeated in 2010 -- but only if they vote for the bill. Or they can go home, losers, with nothing.

Much has been said about the our 150-year agitation for government-run health care. Now big labor unions like Andy Stern's SEIU stand to gain a huge influx of union dues from the 10,000+ government jobs to be created under ObamaCare. That's why they are working so hard to pull Nancy Pelosi's bill over the finish line.

Photo HT: race42008.com

Dems set to kill 5.5m more jobs

Rebuilding the Middle Class
‘Real’ unemployment rate whopping 17.5%

The U.S. jobless rate unexpectedly jumped to a 26-1/2-year high of 10.2 percent last month, adding to pressure on the Obama administration to do more to tackle unemployment even as signs of recovery mount. The Labor Department said on Friday that employers cut 190,000 jobs in October, more than the 175,000 markets had expected but fewer than the 219,000 lost in September. (via AP)

Social justice fraud delayed again

Tax-funded, union-backed front-group taken off-mission
State investigators raided ACORN offices on Friday, taking away computer hard drives and documents as part of a probe into alleged embezzlement and tax fraud when the organization's national headquarters was based in New Orleans.

"This is an investigation of everything — ACORN, the national organization, the local organization and all of its affiliated entities, specifically as it relates to any potential violations of Louisiana law," Assistant Attorney General David Caldwell said.

ACORN staff on the scene declined to comment, but an attorney for the group said in a statement the raid was prompted by allegations that former ACORN employees had removed or altered electronic documents and may do so in the future.

Attorney Pamela Marple said ACORN was cooperating and called the raid exhaustive, saying investigators wanted "virtually every document in the possession of ACORN and any related entity."

The raid was the latest development for the Association of Community Organizations for Reform Now. Videotapes released recently showed ACORN employees offering tax advice to two people in Baltimore posing as a prostitute and her pimp. The videos led Congress and state governments to cut funding for ACORN.

via: AP
in related news, from: BigGovernment.com
On Thursday, Oct. 29, the United States House of Representatives passed a continuing resolution funding the Federal Government through December 18th. The continuing resolution was passed as part of the behemoth Interior-Environment Appropriations conference report.

A continuing resolution is a stop-gap provision which allows the government to continue its operations until Congress can determine the next year’s appropriations. The actions taken today merely extended the expiration date of the resolution which went into effect on October 1st. By extending the existing continuing resolution Congress has continued to deprive ACORN and its affiliates of federal funds until December 18th.

Tone-deaf Dems: Shut Up

Citizen House Call to kill the bill disregarded

Seniors may not use the internet as much as young people, but young people do not vote as much as seniors.

That's why many observers are puzzled by how the cool, astute Obamalosi Dems have gone "The Chicago Way" with seniors over so-called health-care or health-insurance reform. Buying them off with $250. in exchange for ObamaCare is not going to get it done.

Pelosi Rx: Hurt Dems

HT: biggovernment.com

The Europe Healthcare Fix

Taking a closer look at the New Progressive Era

Eline van den Broek explains that government interference is driving up healthcare costs in America and warns that European style health "reform" will make the situation even worse.

Based on what has happened in Europe, she explains that universal health coverage is not the same as universal healthcare, that insurance mandates mean more government control, and that price controls simply do not work. (from: freedomandprosperity.org)

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